Pizza Stuffed Peppers – The Works

September 18, 2016

Pizza…without a crust…can it be true? (Can it be good?) Let me answer with an anecdote. After his first bite, my pizza-loving, health-food-hating husband declared, “this is delicious!” and proceeded to get seconds. Score one for the pizza stuffed peppers!



 

Filled with the works, these little pizzas are loaded with ground turkey (or beef), pepperoni, mushrooms, gooey cheese, and – of course- peppers. With so much flavor packed in each serving, you won’t think twice about the missing crust. A gluten free dream!

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What’s more, these peppers are completely versatile. Fill them with your favorite toppings and you’re on your way to a delicious crust-free pizza that’s bursting with flavor.




What are you favorite pizza toppings? Let me know below!

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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Yields: 2-4 servings (2 in this house)

Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bell peppers, cut in half with ribs and seeds removed
  • 5-6 large button mushrooms, diced
  • 8 oz. ground turkey or beef (I use 93% lean ground turkey)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (or pizza sauce)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 8 turkey (or regular) pepperonis

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice bell peppers in half and clean out ribs and seeds. Place peppers in a microwave safe dish, skin-side up. Put a tablespoon of water in the dish, cover, and microwave for 2 minutes. (This softens the peppers a bit and speeds up cooking time in the oven.) Drain any excess liquid.
  3. Meanwhile, brown turkey in a large skillet over medium high heat. Set aside.
  4. Put mushrooms in the same skillet. Cook until most of the mushrooms’ liquid is released. Add ground turkey back to skillet and combine. Turn off heat.
  5. Add garlic powder and marinara sauce to the meat mixture. Stir until fully combined.
  6. Put peppers in a baking dish. Divide meat mixture evenly between the four pepper halves.
  7. Top peppers with cheese and pepperonis.
  8. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the peppers reach your desired texture.
  9. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Dawn September 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my gosh. This sounds so good. You have some really terrific recipes.

  • Reply Anna September 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I love stuffed peppers and pizza! What a great combination to put these two together. Thank you for sharing.

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