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5 Ingredient Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Servings 8 half bell peppers
Calories 182 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground sweet or hot Italian ground chicken or chicken sausage or 1lb ground chicken with 1T italian seasoning*
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 8 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Yellow & Red bell peppers cut in half seeded, deveined and cleaned
  • optional garnish: 3 tablespoons fresh parsley.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Saute chopped onion over medium heat in oil for 3-5 minutes, until onions are translucent and tender. Add in ground chicken and saute the chicken until it is good all the way through and slightly browned.
  3. Mix in pizza sauce at let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in parmesan cheese.
  5. Line bell pepper halves on a greased casserole dish. Divide chicken mixture among the bell pepper as evenly as possible.
  6. Bake bell pepper halves for 25 minutes, remove them from the oven and top each half with one tablespoon cheese. Return bell peppers to oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Broil for 2-4 minutes and then remove from the oven.
  7. Let sit at least 5 minutes before serving, if desired, garnish with fresh parsley leaves.

Recipe Notes

* I get mine at Sprouts
**look for a pizza sauce that uses whole tomatoes as it's base, not tomato puree or tomato paste, it will be way more flavorful!

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 337mg15%
Potassium 544mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2125IU43%
Vitamin C 78.6mg95%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.