Mediterranean turkey-stuffed peppers

Mediterranean turkey-stuffed peppers

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2

This low-calorie dinner from Joe Wicks is 3 of your 5-a-day, rich in vit C and folate too. Filling the peppers with low-fat turkey breast mince keeps it lean

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal403
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre5g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 2 red peppers (about 220g)
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil, plus an extra drizzle
    olive oil

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  • 240g lean turkey breast mince (under 8% fat)
  • ½ small onion, chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3-4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • handful fresh oregano leaves



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 60g mozzarella, grated
  • 150g green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, mangetout or green beans), to serve


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Halve the peppers lengthways, then remove the seeds and core but keep the stalks on. Rub the peppers with a drizzle of olive oil and season well. Put on a baking tray and roast for 15 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the mince for 2-3 mins, stirring to break up the chunks, then tip onto a plate.

  3. Wipe out your pan, then heat the rest of the oil over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, stir-fry for 2-3 mins, then add the cumin and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 mins more.

  4. Tip the mince back into the pan and add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Crumble in the stock cube and cook for 3-4 mins, then add the oregano and season. Remove the peppers from the oven and fill them with as much of the mince as you can. (Don’t worry if some spills out it – it will go satisfyingly crisp in the oven.) Top with the cheese and return to the oven for 10-15 mins until the cheese starts to turn golden.

  5. Carefully slide the peppers onto a plate and serve alongside a pile of your favourite greens blanched, boiled or steamed.

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sara broadbent
21st Jan, 2020
I doubled to make lunch the next day. But was slightly too much filling for the peppers we had,so had with pasta, enjoyed that more than the stuffed peppers so will probably go with that in future. Flavours are nice though. My BF doesn't eat mushrooms so we added a grated courgette at that stage ( we often do when mushrooms are called for) Definitely worth a try.
1st Aug, 2019
I love this recipe! I usually leave the mushrooms out because I'm not a big fan of them, but that's the only change I make. I serve them with couscous salad and broccoli and they're always a big hit! If you have any extra turkey mix left over, it's really good over pasta.
4th Jun, 2019
Had a glut of peppers so gave this a try and went down really well. I added some chilli powder (a bit too much!) and a splash of balsamic vinegar as it was tasting a bit sweet. Used cheddar as that's what I had in fridge. Happy kids!
11th Jun, 2018
Delicious recipe for all the family.
2nd Jan, 2018
This is delicious. Definitely only need 1 pepper per person. It has a clean taste. Followed recipe and served with spinach, green beans and broccoli.
10th Aug, 2017
We've had this several times now and it's really tasty. I double the filling and freeze half for the following week usually. I only use half the amount of mushrooms though as other half isn't keen in them, then top up with coarsely grated carrot. Really great meal that works equally well with a bit of cheddar or feta on the top, depending on what's in the fridge!
7th Jun, 2017
Nice enough family dinner. Works well with minced pork too or a combination. I serve with rice and mange tout /sugar snaps and baby corn, or broccoli
30th Mar, 2017
Really tasty meal. Felt nourished afterwards. The whole family enjoyed it and you could always add some carbs for those that want some. Initially it seemed a bit simple and I thought it may taste bland and studenty, but it was really great. Got a big thumbs up from the old husband who rolled his eyes when I said we were having a JW meal! Praise indeed.
29th Jan, 2017
Easy to make. I added more mushrooms and onion and less mince (had a smaller pack of mince). I also added chilli powder- gave it a lovely little kick
11th Jun, 2018
Why does this recipe say it has 403 Kcal? Seems a bit much to me.
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13th Jun, 2018
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