With Halloween only a few days a way I wanted to bring you a fun, healthy way to celebrate. Yes halloween is a day full of sweets and treats but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little healthy option in there as well. Allow me to present to you Franken pepper and Jack-o-pepper. Basically they’re stuffed bell peppers with cute little faces carved into them. You can celebrate in the festivities and maintain a clean diet with just a little bit of creativity. My recipe is just a guideline. You can add whatever you want to the filling. I like to keep mine grain free but if you like rice or quinoa add some freaking rice or quinoa.
Here is my Halloween stuffed pepper recipe.
1 Orange pepper
1 Green pepper
1 Jalepeno, diced
1 Sweet Onion, diced
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 lb. of lean ground turkey
Salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, to taste
1 mushroom, a few slices of red onion, a couple sprigs of brocolini (this is for your garnish)
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium pan heat up your olive oil, add ground turkey and season. Once the turkey is no longer pink add your tomatoes, onions, jalepenos and season. Cook on low until onions are transparent and jalepenos are tender.
While your filling is cooking take the tops of your peppers off, set them aside. Scrape out the seeds.
I used a small, sharp knife to cut out the faces of my peppers.
Sprinkle a little cheese inside the peppers.
Once the filling is cooked stuff the peppers all the way to the top. Make sure they are full.
Top them off with more cheese, place the pepper tops back, place them in a shallow baking dish and place them in the oven. I cooked mine for about 25 minutes. I like my peppers to still be crisp when I bite into them. If you want your a little softer then leave them in a little longer.
While the peppers are baking heat up some olive oil in a small sautee pan and add your garnish veggies, salt and pepper them. Once they are cooked set them aside.
Pull your peppers out. place them on a plate and add your garnish. I used toothpicks to hold the mushrooms on Franken peppers neck. I rolled the sliced red onions up and placed them in his eyes. For Jack-o-pepper I just took the broccolini and placed it on top of his lid. And thats it. Voila halloween dinner is served.
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