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Using Leftovers - Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers Using Leftovers

Leftovers are so flavorful - and can be the perfect solution to preparing quick-and-easy, budget-friendly meals. Adapt this recipe to use the ingredients in your fridge!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 ¼ lbs ground turkey (15% fat - or alternative protein of your choice)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • Dash of cayenne, optional
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • ¾ cup cooked chickpeas (or bean of choice)
  • 2 cups spinach, packed, chopped
  • 1 red onion, small
  • ½ cup corn kernels, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the tops off of the peppers and remove the seeds.
  • Arrange in a 9x9 baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients.
  • Distribute the turkey filling evenly among the peppers.
  • Put the pepper top back on top of the pepper (covering the turkey filling)
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until your protein is fully cooked through.


Nutrition (Per Stuffed Pepper)

Fat: 32g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 39g
Calories: 530

Nutrition (Full Meal)

Pair each serving with 1/2 cup berries for dessert.
Fat: 49%
Carbohydrates: 24%
Protein: 27%
Calories: 580
Keyword One Pan, Phase 1, Phase 2, Quick and Easy