Unstuffed Pepper Bowls

Unstuffed Pepper Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Bowls are layered with store-bought cauliflower rice (white or brown rice may be substituted), cheddar, and a seasoned ground turkey and bell pepper mixture. Just think unstuffed bell peppers - meaning all the flavor without all the time and hassle! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed peppers, Unstuffed Peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Few dashes cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 (10 oz) pkgs. frozen cauliflower rice, cooked according to package instructions and seasoned with salt
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and saute 2 minutes then add in bell peppers, season with salt and pepper and saute until softened, about 6 minutes. 

  3. Transfer pepper mixture to a plate. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add in turkey in large crumbles, season with salt and pepper. 

  5. Let rest, until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes then toss.
  6. Continue to cook and break up turkey, about 2 minutes more, until almost fully cooked through, then add garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne.

  7. Cook turkey through then stir in tomatoes and pepper mixture and warm through, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley.

  8. Plate cauliflower rice, top with cheddar cheese (I like to add it in the middle layer so it melts nicely), then finish with ground turkey mixture, serve warm.

  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy