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4.34 from 9 votes

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

This Stuffed Pepper Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner! It is my kids' newest favorite recipe and I bet it's going to be a winner for yours too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner recipe, one pot meal, stovetop recipe
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey (if using ground beef, no need to spray first)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 medium bell peppers diced (I used yellow, orange, and red)
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 22 ounces chicken stock
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked white basmati rice
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, spray a large oven proof skillet with cooking spray so that the bottom is coated. Add ground turkey and break up, cooking until it begins to brown. (About 4 minutes.)
  • Add in the basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the peppers, onions, and garlic. Saute, stirring often, until the peppers are tender. About 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and uncooked rice. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Once bubbling well, turn the heat down to medium low. The bubbles should be about the size of peas.
  • Stirring often, let your casserole simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is tender. Simmer uncovered, and make sure to scrape the bottom of the dish as you stir so no rice sticks there.
  • Stir in half the mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining half and put under the broiler just long enough for the cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1.4cups | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 171mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 13mg