Spicy turkey & pepper bake

Spicy turkey & pepper bake

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4

This warming bake is a real family winner, it's cheap, low-fat and superhealthy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal410
  • fat8g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.45g


  • 1kg potatoes, chopped



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 300g frozen pepper



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 200ml hot chicken stock


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted water for 12-15 mins or until tender. Drain well, then return to the pan and allow to steam for 3 mins. Add some seasoning and the butter, then roughly mash with a fork and set aside until later.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the peppers and onion in a large pan for 5 mins – the water in the peppers should stop them sticking. Stir in the turkey mince, chilli and paprika and cook until browned. Pour in the stock, then bubble for 10 mins until thickened. Transfer the turkey mince into an ovenproof dish, top with the mash and cook for 30 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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SuzieA's picture
12th Jan, 2018
I read most comments and ‘borrowed ‘ a bit from each of you - thanks! Mainly as a reminder for myself I used a can of chopped tomatoes instead of stock, added oxo chicken and oxo stockpot chicken with thyme and garlic. 2 teaspoons of lazy garlic, one tsp each of cumin, turmeric, chipotle paste & crushed chillies, 1 TBSP tomato purée & 1 of smoked paprika, a little salt and white pepper and the grated cheese on top. It was pretty spicy but delicious. Definitely gone into our faves. Thanks for all your tips!
balck777's picture
21st Jan, 2017
I'm afraid all of it went in the bin!! I followed the recipe and as others suggested I added tomato puree and some herbs. The problem was the turkey mince which we didn't enjoy at all. We all found it unpleasant in both texture and flavour. If you don't mind turkey mince then I'm sure this recipe would be fine, but for us it is the first and last time we will try it.
6th Jul, 2016
A good basis for a great recipe. I took the fundamental idea and expanded the ingredient content for a wonderful, vegetable filled meal by adding mushrooms and trading the potatoes for sweet potatoes. Alongside this, I traded the turkey mince for quorn mince (great for a vegetarian alternative). With the addition of lots of pepper and fresh herbs, the end result was wonderful.
14th Jan, 2016
Really good but it does need a little extra adding to really make it sing - I added tomato puree to the stock and extra chilli powder and mixed herbs to the meat. Grate a little cheese on top and you have a tasty, cheap and healthy midweek meal!
paulc24's picture
6th Oct, 2015
This was delicious but I did add a few ingredients, garlic, ginger,cumin and tumeric. Also a courgette to the peppers and onions. I swapped potatoes for sweet potatoes. So tasty!
2nd Aug, 2015
I found this very bland, and the leftovers did not reheat well, they were very dry so we just drowned it in sauce to make it edible.
11th Jun, 2015
Delicious. I agree with other comments that this dish can take a lot more spice. I also added cheese to the top. Cheap, easy and going into my recipe collection.
21st Aug, 2014
Made this with beef and was a little approximate with measurements, but this is flipping delicious! The spice was fantastic even for one of us who doesn't like spiciness. Makes four filling portions.
3rd Mar, 2014
Just made this now, I used canned tomatoes instead of stock like most people suggest, however, I thought it was a bit flavourless. I crushed up an oxo cube and added whilst cooking, and added a bit of chilli powder because I found one chilli didn't have much of an effect. Another tip I had was before putting the mash on top of the turkey, put some grated cheese on then the mash on top, then put in the oven, tastes a lot nicer.
16th Jan, 2014
I changed this to suit ingredients I had in. I used fresh peppers and leftover turkey meat and added garlic and tinned tomatoes with only a little bit of stock. Really tasty and different way to use up leftovers.


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