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Farm Fresh Stuffed Bell Peppers

July 6, 2016
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I am a huge fan of Italian food.  Spaghetti, pasta, pizza, ravioli, lasagna…you name it, I’ll eat it.  However, Italian food is typically carb heavy, so I am always looking for fun ways to have Italian without all of the carbohydrates.  Then, I found the new Prego® Farmers’ Market sauce at Walmart on the pasta aisle with the canned beans and tomatoes.

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger stuffed bell peppers prego farmers' market

Since Prego® Farmers’ Market is “peaked at the peak of freshness” and made with the fresh ingredients I could pick up at the local farmer’s market, I wanted to create a recipe that tasted as fresh and delicious as the sauce is.  Instead of using the sauce in a pasta (which I am sure is wonderful), I wanted to get creative.

Today, I bring you farm fresh stuffed bell peppers.

Ingredientslove you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger stuffed bell peppers prego farmers' market

6 Bell peppers (can be any color you wish)
1 t Olive oil or coconut oil
1 Lb. Ground turkey (I used “Italian seasoned” ground turkey)
Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, and oregano to taste
1 C Yellow onions
1 C Mushrooms
1 Clove garlic (minced)
3 Fresh chopped basil leaves
4 C Fresh Spinach
1 Jar of Prego® Farmers’ Market*
1 1/4 C Shredded Italian cheese blend

Steps love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger stuffed bell peppers prego farmers' market

1. Preheat oven to 350° and cover bottom of a small baking dish with water.  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to boil.  3. Cut off tops of bell peppers and remove seeds.  4. Place peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, until they begin to soften.  Take the peppers out and turn over to drain.

5. Drizzle oil in large skillet and add turkey 6. Break apart turkey and cook on medium heat 7. Add salt, pepper, seasoning, crushed red pepper, and oregano to taste 8. Add onions, mushroom, garlic, and basil. Empty jar and sautee for 3-5 more minutes. 9. Turn heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes. 10. Take skillet off heat, add cheese, and stir.

11. Place peppers in baking dish and fill with turkey mixture and bake for 20 minutes until peppers are completely tender. 12. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. 13. (optional) top with more cheese and Parmesan. 14. Enjoy your fresh stuffed bell peppers.love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger stuffed bell peppers prego farmers' market

Vegetarian option: Replace turkey with tofu

Vegan option: Replace turkey with tofu and don’t use cheese.  I made this during my vegan week and it was wonderful!

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger stuffed bell peppers prego farmers' market

*Prego® Farmers’ Market comes in three fresh flavors: classic marinara, tomato & basil, and roasted garlic. You can use whichever one you want for this recipe.  I used roasted garlic and it was delightful!

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Which Prego® Farmers’ Market flavor are you most excited to try with your stuffed bell peppers? Leave me a comment below!

 

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health July 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    i usually buy prego heart smart..but will be looking out for this farmers market edition. thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Jessica July 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Of course! I hope you love it. It is my new favorite go-to sauce.

  • Mai Lyn July 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Ive been looking for a stuffed peppers recipe! Been dying to mix up my usual meal prep. Bookmarking!

    • Jessica July 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      I hope you love it!! 🙂