Turkey & Zucchini-Stuffed Jack-o-lantern Bell Peppers
Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers
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Rating:
4.2 (5 rated)
Servings:
8

You don't HAVE to feel the sugar rush to celebrate Halloween. This recipe from Buzzfeed Tasty is the perfect way to get into the spirit without experiencing the crash. And we say, why not make it all year long? It's a deliciously perfect main or side dish.

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 pound ground turkey
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 zucchini, diced
    • 1 cup diced tomatoes
    • 8 orange bell peppers
    • 1 ½ cups cooked rice
    • Shredded mozzarella, optional

Preparation

1.    Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C.

2.    In a large skillet, heat the oil and cook onions and garlic for 3 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add the ground turkey to the pan, followed by salt, pepper, oregano. Sir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then add diced zucchini and diced tomatoes. Cook until zucchini has begun to soften and remove from heat.

3.    Cut the top off of the bell pepper low enough that the stem remains attached and remove the seeds. Save the top!

4.    Carefully, carve out your desired jack-o-lantern face using a steak knife or paring knife. Repeat for the rest of the bell peppers.

5.    Place carved bell peppers in a baking dish and spoon in a layer of cooked rice in the bottom followed by the turkey mixture, and top with mozzarella cheese. Put the top of the bell pepper back on top.

6.    Bake for 35 minutes.

7.    Enjoy!