These delicious Pizza Stuffed Peppers are everything you want in a dinner! Stuffed with ground turkey (or beef) and all the pizza fixings, this family friendly dinner will leave everybody happy. Plus it’s a great dish to prep ahead of time!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour and 10 minutes
6 bell peppers
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely diced mushrooms
1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef
1–28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup pepperoni, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1– 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Fresh Basil, sliced
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Prepare peppers: Remove the top 1” portion of the pepper, discard the stem and slice any usable pieces from the top portion and set aside. Scrape out the ribs and seeds and discard. Place peppers upright in a baking dish.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add in mushrooms and cook until all the moisture has been released, about 5-7 minutes. Add in onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add in ground meat and cook until no pink remains. Add in tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes. Mix in the spinach and the pepperoni.
Spoon mixture into prepared peppers. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for bake for 40 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
Remove from oven and preheat broiler. Divide cheese on top of peppers and put under broiler for 3 minutes until bubbly and brown.
Serve immediately or cool completely and store for meal prep.