Quick & Easy Stuffed Quinoa & Turkey Pepper

Quick & Easy Stuffed Quinoa Pepper - Dinner for One

Living alone makes it difficult to be motivated enough to make a good meal. I decided stuffed peppers was one of the best meals to have for a dinner for one. You can substitute the quinoa with rice and the ground turkey with beef if you prefer. I have used many combinations with stuffed peppers. If you want to make this for a family, just increase the amount of meat and grains.

Ingredients:

1/4 lb ground turkey

1/8 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup dry, rinsed quinoa

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1.5 cups of water or chicken broth

pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut top of the pepper off and place on foil lined cookie sheet. Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until soft. Bring quinoa to a boil in water or chicken broth. Cover with lid and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until fully cooked. Do not keep on heat after moisture is gone. I like to leave it a bit watered down if I still have other things to cook. I’ll set it on a cool burner and it will soak the rest up without being on the heat.

Stuffed Pepper Recipe - Dinner for One

Heat a pan and oil on Med-High heat for 1-2 minutes. Add chopped onion and cook until caramelized, or starting to brown.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

Add ground turkey to the pan and mix with the onion. Add pinch of salt, pepper and any other spices you desire.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

Set quinoa aside when fully cooked. Should look like above photo. I also had made a little extra, so you may not have that much, which is perfect for one pepper.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

Turn heat off. Add quinoa to the ground turkey mixture.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

Remove pepper from the oven and begin to fill it with the quinoa and turkey mixture. Add cheese on top and place back into the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

After you remove from the oven, be very careful moving it to a plate. It will be VERY hot. I use tongs to get it to the plate.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Pepper - Dinner for One

Place on a plate, cut it in half and enjoy! Let me know of your stuffed pepper combinations!

Quick & Easy Stuffed Quinoa Pepper - Dinner for One

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