Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet

Steph Wagner

October 2, 2019

Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet

stuffed yellow pepper skillet with canned tomatoes ground turkey italian seasoning and yellow peppers baked on the stove and oven

Bake stuffed yellow peppers in a skillet to save on time


Packed with protein, low in carbs

There are two vegetables that I love that “stuff” with lean protein.

Peppers and zucchinis.

They are easy, yummy and have great texture! These recipes are great for weight loss surgery patients because you can keep your protein and vegetable in one recipe and it helps you not to miss the starch with an exciting meal.

In addition to this stuffed yellow pepper skillet, here are a few stuffed pepper recipes on FoodCoach.Me:

(Left to right: Simple Italian Stuffed Peppers, Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice, Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Peppers members recipe)

These Italian Stuffed Peppers really are SO simple! Packed with protein, low in carbs (no rice) means they fit perfectly in the Gastric Sleeve or Bypass Diet! #gastricsleevediet #gastricbypassdiet #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #norice Stuffed peppers with lean ground beef and cauliflower rice with salsa tomatoes taco seasoning and cuminBuffalo Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers - Low Carb and Weight Loss Surgery Friendly

And here are some stuffed zucchini recipes!

(Left to right: Turkey Taco Zucchini Boat members recipe, Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boat members recipe, Zucchini Pizza Boats)

Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats | WLS Recipes | FoodCoach.Me Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boat - Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) RecipesZucchini Pizza Boats - Low Carb and Weight-Loss Surgery Friendly Recipe

Save time and dishes, use one skillet

While I forgot to take the photo of the skillet itself, for this recipe I used a cast iron skillet.

I browned the meat, drained, added seasonings and canned tomatoes because that was what I had in the house! Then I cut and seeded the bell peppers and settled them into the skillet in the middle of the meat mixture. I used a spoon to scoop meat into the peppers but placed the whole skillet into the heated oven.

My thought on this was to bake the peppers with the juice on the inside and outside of the pepper. My other thought, when I make stuffed peppers I always have extra meat. At this step I could have packaged up the rest of the meat and poured a little broth in the bottom of the pan instead. I left it all in the skillet this time.

The best benefit of the skillet to oven method is one skillet to clean!

I prefer my peppers a little less cooked than soft and overcooked. I baked the peppers for maybe 15 minutes and the ground beef with tomatoes did not dry out. If you like softer peppers, you can bake for longer and add extra tomatoes or beef broth to keep moisture.

stuffed yellow pepper skillet with canned tomatoes ground turkey italian seasoning and yellow peppers baked on the stove and oven

Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Oven Baked
Keyword: Dairy Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Cost: $1.37 per serving
Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet for a one pot meal! Brown the meat, tomatoes and seasonings then add peppers and move to the oven. Stuffed peppers are a great weight loss surgery recipe!
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey or ground beef
  • 2 yellow bell peppers seeded, halved
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning


  • Heat oven to 375. Use a cast iron skillet if possible or another oven proof skillet. Add ground beef/turkey and dried minced garlic. Drain.
  • Add diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning to the ground meat. Use a large spoon to make room for large pepper halves. Use the spoon to scoop meat mixture into the peppers. Move the whole skillet to the heated oven.
  • Bake another 15-25 minutes, depending on how soft you prefer the bell pepper to be. For longer cook time, consider adding more tomatoes or broth to maintain moisture.


This recipe makes 4 bell pepper halves. Extra meat is not included in nutrition profile.


Serving: 1bell pepper half | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 bell pepper half)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 577mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 343IU7%
Vitamin C 119mg144%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.