Microwave Stuffed Bell Peppers
Kevin Alexander
Kevin Alexander
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252 Calories
7 g Carbs
42 g Protein
6 g Fat
Total Time
2 servings

Stuffed bell peppers are one of the most popular recipes I make, and for good reason. Not only does it provide you with a serving of protein and vegetables, it creates a portable meal in a vessel you can eat. Say goodbye to dirty dishes, and dig into a stuffed pepper.


  • 8 oz ground 99% fat-free turkey breast
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • ⅓ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season lean ground beef or turkey with garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, sea salt and pepper, red onion, and parsley.
  2. Slice a bell pepper in half, and carve out the inside.
  3. Place the halves in small microwave-safe bowls, and add a few tablespoons of water to the bowl to help the bell pepper soften while it cooks.
  4. Stuff the bell pepper halves, and microwave for 3-1/2 to 4 minutes.
  5. If desired, add a little reduced-fat cheddar or mozzarella on top, and microwave again for another minute. If you want to avoid cheese, try adding a little chunky marinara on top.
  6. Enjoy with a complex carbohydrate such as brown rice or quinoa.
  7. Boost for Gainers: Add 2/3 cup cooled, cooked brown rice or quinoa to the raw meat mixture to increase the amount of complex carbohydrates.