I wanted to make stuffed peppers for a long time, however, I was a little unsure of what I wanted to put in the peppers. It all sorted with using mince, I decided that it had to be turkey mince, as recently, I have found it difficult to get the extra lean mince in Aldi.

They always seem to be out of it and I refuse to use the one with high fat. 

So this brings me on to these Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers without rice. If you’re looking to elevate your culinary prowess and embark on a flavour-packed adventure with Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers!

Brace yourself for a tantalising blend of juicy turkey mince, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic herbs that will transport your taste buds to new heights. These edible vessels of the peppers offer not only a stunning visual appeal but also a satisfying crunch that complements the savoury filling. 

Picture yourself savouring each delectable bite, as the tender turkey mingles harmoniously with the grated carrot and mozzarella, creating a symphony of flavours. The medley of herbs dances on your palate, leaving a delightful aftertaste that will linger in your memory.

What’s more, this recipe offers a healthier twist by swapping rice for low-calorie ingredients, making it a guilt-free indulgence. So, whether you’re craving a wholesome weeknight meal or searching for a dazzling centrepiece for a special occasion, these Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers are your ticket to culinary triumph.

Unleash your inner chef and embrace the art of creating an unforgettable dining experience with this delightful recipe.

Are Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers Healthy?

Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers isn’t just a feast for your taste buds; it’s also a wise choice for your health! Let’s delve into the nutritional benefits that make this dish low in calories and exceptionally healthy:

Lean Protein: Turkey mince serves as the star ingredient, providing a lean source of protein. Compared to beef, turkey mince is lower in fat and calories while still delivering a generous amount of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in supporting muscle growth, repairing tissues, and promoting a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management.

Fibre-Rich: Traditionally, stuffed peppers often include rice, this recipe eliminates rice to reduce calorie content. Instead, it focuses on vegetables and protein. This change not only cuts down on calories but also increases the fibre content of the dish. Dietary fibre aids in digestion promotes a feeling of fullness, and helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.

Nutrient-Dense: The combination of herbs in this recipe not only enhances the flavour but also provides additional health benefits. These ingredients infuse the dish with a range of micronutrients that support overall well-being.

Versatile and Customisable: One of the joys of this recipe is its versatility. You can easily tailor the ingredients to suit your dietary needs and preferences. For instance, you can add more vegetables or experiment with different herbs and spices to further enhance the nutritional value and flavour profile.

You can try and spice this us with paprika, cayenne or even chilli. If you’re not a fan of turkey mince, then you can use beef mince, just make sure you use less than 5% fat beef mince, then this will make stuffed peppers recipe beef. 

By making Turkey Mince Stuffed Peppers, you’re choosing a dish that is low in calories, rich in lean protein, packed with vegetables, and loaded with essential nutrients. It’s a guilt-free indulgence that nourishes your body while satisfying your taste buds—a true win-win for a healthy and delicious meal.

You could also call these Mediterranean Turkey Stuffed Peppers, as all of the flavours are certainly Mediterranean. From the mixed herbs with the oregano through to the mozzarella.  

How To Stand Up Stuffed Peppers?

To stand the stuffed peppers up, there are a few options so you can have peppers that stand up. 

Correct Shape: If you can buy peppers that are the ideal shape and will stand up without any intervention, then certainly go for this option. As peppers do grow in all shapes, sizes and directions, this is not always possible. 

Trim The Bottom: You can trim a little bit from the bottom of the pepper so that it stands up properly. Just make sure you don’t cut too much away, otherwise, it could end in disaster. If you are trimming the bottom, it could mean that your pepper will leak. 

Muffin Tin: Use a muffin tin to stand your peppers, you won’t need to worry too much about trimming the bottom of the pepper and you will be able to fill the pepper as per your plan. 

Don’t Stand Them Up:  This has to be my preferred option, instead of trying to get the perfect pepper or messing about with standing it up. Cut the pepper lengthways, remove the seeds and membrane and fill them that way. This is what I have done with this recipe and these peppers turned out amazingly. 

Can You Roast Peppers In The Oven?

Absolutely, Yes. 

You can cook peppers in the oven, this recipe explains how to do so. Cooking peppers in the oven is nothing new, this has been done for a long time. Roasting peppers in the oven enhances the flavour of the pepper and makes them taste delicious. 

What Goes Best With Stuffed Peppers?

Depending upon what you’re looking for, there are a couple of really standout sides that work with these stuffed peppers. You can serve them with a delicious salad, that is packed full of freshness, this will add a great addition to the meal. 

You can always serve these stuffed bell peppers with potato wedges, just make sure your wedges are fully seasoned so that they can stand on their own. 

How Many Calories are in this Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This is a low calorie recipe, so if you’re looking to keep an eye on the amount of calories you’re eating, then this is the recipe for you. There are 306 calories per pepper in this recipe. If you are following slimming world, then you may be looking for the syns in this recipe. There are 5 syns in this turkey mince stuffed peppers recipe. 

Equipment Used

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Stuffed Peppers Recipe 

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey Mince

If you're looking for a Stuffed Peppers without Rice recipe, then you have it. This is one of the best dinners that I have ever made.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine British, Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 306 kcal


  • Chopping Board
  • Knives
  • Casserole Dish


  • 4 Large Bell Peppers
  • 500 g Turkey Mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 Low Fat Mozzarella Diced
  • 1 TIN Diced Tomatoes or Passata 400g
  • 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Low-Calorie Spray Oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/4.5 Gas.
  • Start by preparing the bell peppers. Cut the peppers in half, lengthways and remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.
  • In a large pan, heat a little oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until they become fragrant and translucent.
  • Add the turkey mince to the pan and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it’s browned and cooked through. Ensure there are no pink parts remaining.
  • Incorporate the grated carrot into the pan, and stir well. Allow the carrots to cook for a few minutes until slightly softened.
  • Next, add the diced tomatoes/passata, dried herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together, ensuring the flavours are well combined. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld.
  • While the filling simmers, place the peppers in the prepared baking dish. Spray the peppers with a little oil and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them, roast until they start becoming soft. Around 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Carefully spoon the turkey mince mixture into the bell peppers, distributing it evenly among them. Press down gently to ensure they’re tightly packed.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Once cooked, remove the dish from the oven and let the stuffed peppers cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve the turkey mince stuffed peppers hot and accompanied by a side salad and wedges.


*Prices correct as of June 2023
Pepper (Red/Orange/Green) 4 128 kcal £1.08
Turkey Mince (Extra Lean) 500 g 705 kcal £3.55
Onion 1 medium 40 kcal £0.06
Garlic 2 Clove 0 kcal £0.04
Carrots 60 g 25 kcal £0.02
Mozarella (Low Fat) 125 g 196 kcal £0.69
Passata 500 g 125 kcal £0.40
Mixed Herbs (Dried) 1 tsp 3 kcal £0.01
TOTAL   1222 kcal £5.85
PER SERVING   306 kcal £1.46
Keyword Dinner, Turkey

Enjoy the delightful combination of flavours and textures as you dig into this turkey mince stuffed peppers. Each bite offers a savoury and satisfying experience that’s perfect for a comforting dinner or a special occasion.

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