Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce



  • 4 red, green, orange or yellow peppers

    1 pound ground chicken or turkey breast

    1/2 onion, chopped

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

    3/4 cup parmesan cheese

    1 29-ounce can of tomato sauce

    1/3 cup heavy cream

    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

    salt and pepper

Total Time
1 hr 5 min


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the tops off of the peppers and remove the ribs and seeds. Set aside.

In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and chopped onion, sauteing until soft – about 5 minutes. Stir in 2 minced garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute. Season ground chicken breast with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet to brown.

All chicken to cook completely – it should take about 10-12 minutes to brown. Stir occasionally. While chicken is cooking, mix the tomato sauce with the heavy cream and remaining garlic clove and heat it over low heat.

Stir in almost all of the fresh basil, reserving some for garnish.

Stir brown rice and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese into chicken mixture, then add about 1/2 cup of tomato cream sauce in mixing to coat. Turn off heat. Divine the mixture evenly between the four peppers, stuffing them to the top. Place in a dish that allows the peppers to stand. Spoon a bit of tomato cream sauce over the tops, and pour the rest of the sauce into the bottom of the pan. Set the tops gently back on the peppers. Bake for 20 minutes, then cover with foil and bake for 30 more. Serve with more parmesan cheese and basil to garnish, with mashed potatoes on the side.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 750 Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1600mg 67%
Potassium 1860mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 32%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 10g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 250%
Calcium 40%
Iron 35%




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