Friday, September 10, 2010


One of my all time favorite home cooked meals is my turkey breast and quinoa stuffed peppers.  There's nothing like this hearty and healthy meal that just makes me feel good from the inside out.  It's filled with veggies, hearty grains and not only is it a crowd pleaser, it couldn't be easier to make!
3 cups of chicken stock {I prefer to use this kind}
1 1/2 cups of quinoa
1/2 yellow onion diced
3 garlic cloves finely chopped
3/4 lb of turkey breast
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 28 oz can of fire roasted whole tomatoes {I prefer these}
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
2 grated zucchini's
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese {if it's powdery it doesn't count}
salt and pepper
4 cups of warmed chicken stock
6 red peppers

Preheat oven to 350 F

Pre-make your Quinoa with the designated 3 cups of chicken stock and 1 1/2 cups of uncooked Quinoa. Follow cooking instructions and once cooked set aside.  Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in fry pan and fry onions until translucent then add garlic. Add turkey breast and cook until turkey is lightly browned. Add seasonings, Worcestershire, tomato paste and entire can of whole tomatoes. Break up with your spatula and incorporate ingredients into turkey and onion mixture.  Once thoroughly mixed, add grated zucchini's and salt and pepper. Add cooked Quinoa and cheese and taste for seasonings. Add whatever you need to make it delish and once fully incorporated set aside {suggestions, bay seasonings, paprika, chili powder, herbs de provence etc}.

Wash, slice off the tops and deseed peppers while maintaining shape and structure of these little vessels. Place them in a large baking dish. You may need to slice the bottoms ever so slightly to create stable bottoms for the peppers. Continue to fill peppers with your scrumptious turkey mixture until they're full to the top. Pour your warmed chicken stock into the bottom of this pepper filled baking dish, think of giving them a delicious little bath! Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and put in oven for 45 minutes.

After designated time, take baking dish out of oven and remove foil. Sprinkle extra parmesan cheese on top of peppers and put back inside the oven sans aluminum to bake for an extra 15 minutes.

Voila! A delicious and healthy dinner that will have your taste buds dancing in delight!

xo tash


  1. mmh, it looks so delicious!
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    I´m so glad about it, so I found your beautiful blog!!!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs, Yvonne

  2. These look delicious, going to try them out sometime :)
    And have a lovely weekend!

  3. Thanks for the recipe....looks like something my kiddos will LOVE:)

    Happy Friday!

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  4. oh yum, will have to give this a go! just found your blog and we seem to have the opposite story - i use to live in LA but now am here in Sydney. cheers!

  5. My husband will LOVE. I have a similar, way less fancy version of this. He will be thrilled for the step up in ingredients and quality! Mmmmm :)

  6. absolutely delicious!!!
    thank you and greetings from Spain

  7. This looks delicious! I usually make stuffed tomatoes. Something about stuffed peppers and tomatoes just feels like fall, don't you think?

  8. Yummm! This looks so delicious! I adore quioa, but haven't ever tried it stuffed (or rather as part of the stuffing). I shall bookmark this! :o)

  9. mmmm that looks sooooo good. My tummy is rumbling. Do i need to eat before I visit your blog missy??? ;)

  10. Oh my goodness these look FABULOUS- definitely saving the recipe! Thanks for popping in at my little work in progress, your blog is wonderful and I'm glad you're having a good week :)

  11. I heart turkey meat and stuffed peppers but never put them together - lovely, lovely idea!!

  12. i've never tried that before. thanks for this post.

  13. I am TOTALLY making these. I am hooked on quinoa and just bought a gaggle of fresh peppers at an upstate farmer's market last week and don't know what to do with them all. Thanks!

  14. These look delicious! Definitely something I need to try out!

  15. This looks amazing and I'm going to try! I was going to ask you for a recipe for squash. I have a giant (I mean GIANT) zucchini squash that my friend gave me from her garden, and I don't know what to do with it.


  16. That looks amazing! I've only had quinoa a few times and have never cooked it for myself, but that's going to change very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. I love your blog!
    This looks so delicious!

    Have a nice time!

  19. These look awesome! I just made red quinoa with grille zucchini and goat cheese topped with a cilantro avocado dressing! It was delicious!

  20. Oh, I do love a stuffed pepper! Might have to get husband to try this one out! Have a awesome weekend lovely x

  21. I was just looking at recipes for stuffed peppers last weekend, thinking I wanted to make them soon. This looks amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!


  22. Tash these look AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing. Perfect for fall, I'm thinking :)

    ps-Have a great weekend

  23. that looks fantastic! thanks for posting the recipe! i always get tons of peppers is my CSA box!


  24. This sounds DELISH! I love stuffed peppers but never stuffed them with quinoa before. What a brilliant idea!!! Definitely going to give this a try :)

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

  25. I am sooooo excited to try this recipe. It looks so delish and super healthy!
    Thanks xo

  26. that looks AMAZING! thanks for the recipe!

    have a GRAND weekend!

  27. These look so delicious! Have a fab weekend!
    xo Josie

  28. This is right up my alley! I will leave out the turkey as I'm a vegetarian but I think it looks like it will still be great.

  29. Ooh this looks pretty tasty! Will have to try...


  30. MMMM two of my favorites. I have never tried to stuff my peppers before so I am really excited to try this.


  31. Oh this looks like perfect fall comfort food! mmmm!

    Have a great weekend, Tash!

  32. Oh yum! This looks so good and healthy!

  33. beautiful blog you have here :). thanks for stopping by mine! this recipe looks insanely delicious!!!!! i love stuffed peppers...i will have to try this

  34. Wow these look delicious! The perfect mix of three of my favorite things : )


    Ps- I'm a new follower and I'm loving your blog. If you have a few, I'd love for you to check mine out!

  35. What a wonderful recipe using quinoa and with those red pepper, that's a bonus.

  36. im a huge fan of stuffed mushrooms! havent had stuffed peppers. might have to request that my boyfriend make me these;)


  37. I love stuff like that:)...I need to save this one and show it to Balazs...(he is the cook in our house)...hahah:)

  38. great recipe! i might try to vegetarianize this... i think the same general principles could apply... xo bb



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