These turkey quinoa stuffed peppers are so hearty and simple, with big flavors from sweet potato, butternut squash, smoked gouda and spices.
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Ground Black Pepper
, peeled, deseeded, diced
, peeled, diced
, finely chopped
Red Bell Peppers
, freshly grated
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 dash)
in a large skillet with deep sides, then brown
Ground Turkey (1 lb)
in it. Season it with
Salt (to taste)
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
Once cooked, transfer to a plate and add the
Butternut Squash (2 cups)
Sweet Potato (1)
to the same pan to cook, stirring occasionally.
Let the sweet potatoes soften for a couple of minutes, then add in
Sage Leaves (1 Tbsp)
. Season with more salt and pepper along with
Sweet Paprika (1/2 tsp)
Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp)
Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp)
Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp)
Tomato Paste (1 Tbsp)
and let it cook for a minute with everything. Then pour in the
Tomato Sauce (1 can)
return the turkey to the pan, and stir to combine. Let it come to gentle boil, then reduce it to a simmer to cook for 15 minutes.
While that mixture cooks, cook the
Quinoa (1/2 cup)
. Get out a medium saucepan and bring the
Chicken Stock (1 cup)
to a boil in it on the stove. Pour in the quinoa and stir it into the stock. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Let the quinoa cook until tender for about 10-12 minutes.
Fluff up the quinoa up when it is done, then stir it into the rest of the filling mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a sheet tray with a silicone mat or foil.
Lay out the
Red Bell Peppers (4)
halves on the tray, then stuff all of them to the brim with filling, really packing it in tightly. Sprinkle the
Smoked Gouda (1 1/2 cups)
generously on top of each stuffed pepper, then bake them for 10 minutes to make the cheese bubbly.
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