Italian Stuffed Red Peppers – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

February 3, 2014

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Italian Stuffed Red Peppers – Bariatric Recipes



I have been on such a bell pepper kick lately! Earlier this week I made Bell Pepper Chicken Nachos and tonight’s stuffed peppers were out of this world. Even though Mr W guessed the secret ingredient was cilantro, because in his world, there is always a secret ingredient…and he is just the man to guess what it is.

Spoiler alert: there is no cilantro in Italian Stuffed Peppers. 

Italian Stuffed Red Peppers - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 lb Italian turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and pat dry
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 1 1/2 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 450F. Remove stems from bell peppers and cut in half. Remove seeds and ribs; set aside.
  • Brown turkey sausage with 1 clove garlic. Add marinara sauce, spinach, basil & oregano. Mix well to combine.
  • Spoon out turkey mixture into each bell pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese and serve.


Serving: 1pepper | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7798IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 9mg
Nutrition Facts
Italian Stuffed Red Peppers - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 pepper)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 1086mg47%
Potassium 649mg19%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 7798IU156%
Vitamin C 106mg128%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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