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16 Healthy Stuffed Peppers Recipes That Are Perfect for Weight Loss

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Stuffed peppers are that old-fashioned dish that will never die for one reason: They are delicious! Whether packed with traditional tomatoey beef and rice, Philly cheesesteak filling, or given a retro vegetarian spin, this versatile dish somehow always seems special. But it doesn't need to be saved for a special occasion. The stuffed pepper can star in your meatless Monday or be a hearty low-carb go-to any night of the week. Here are 16 easy healthy stuffed pepper recipes that you need to add to your weekly rotation. Plus, don't miss our 22 Meals to Melt Belly Fat in 2022.

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy Lil' Luna

If you like cheese and spinach, then this is the recipe for you. In 45 minutes a handful of ingredients gives you these bubbly edible cups of flavor. Feel free to add protein or serve these over rice or pasta for a heartier meal.

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White Bean, Spinach & Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers with Burrata

Courtesy Ambitious Kitchen

Lean turkey, creamy white beans, spinach, and rice combine with fresh basil in these edible pepper cups for an all-in-one meal. Burrata cheese is the luscious clincher that brings everything together.

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Buffalo Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy Ambitious Kitchen

For a low-carb meal that's packed with flavor, stuff peppers with Greek yogurt tuna salad spiked with Buffalo seasoning. You won't miss the bread when you top these with cheese and let it melt all over the sides of the sweet, tender pepper.

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Courtesy Ambitious Kitchen

These peppers are packed with veggies, quinoa, black beans, and sweet potatoes. There's so much texture and intriguing flavors here that you won't miss the meat.

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Cheesy Quinoa and Turkey Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Peppers

Courtesy Ambitious Kitchen

Make Sloppy Joes healthier by making them with ground turkey with heart-healthy quinoa. Then skip the buns and stuff the mixture into pepper cups instead for a hit of vitamin C and fewer carbs.

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Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Courtesy Ambitious Kitchen

You can also go the enchilada route with stuffed peppers. Ambitious Kitchen uses ground chicken and quinoa to lighten up this dish and then stuffs everything in the peppers with enchilada sauce and tops it with cheese. You will not miss the tortillas!

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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy The Cozy Cook

Want to have taco night without breaking the calorie or carb bank? Try stuffing that spicy taco filling inside a pepper. As The Cozy Cook points out one pepper has 35 calories while a typical fried taco shell has 150 calories. Go easy on the cheese to save even more calories.

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy The Cozy Cook

Instead of putting green peppers on your cheesesteak, stuff the thinly shaved beef, onions, and cheese inside of a pepper. You get all the flavors of a Philly cheesesteak without the bulky bread. Again, go easy on the cheese if you need to save even more calories.

Get the recipe from The Cozy Cook.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy The Seasoned Mom

If you love the traditional flavor of beef and rice stuffed peppers, you will love these turkey stuffed peppers. Sometimes the old classic just needs a slightly healthier spin.

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Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Courtesy How Sweet Eats

A hint of cream and fresh basil give these ground chicken and brown rice stuffed peppers a sophisticated spin.

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Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy How Sweet Eats

Ground turkey takes the place of beef in these spiced-up stuffed peppers. Hint: If you don't have all the spices on hand, but your favorite taco seasoning instead! Don't skip a great, homemade guacamole on the side.

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Bolognese Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy How Sweet Eats

Kick up stuffed peppers by skipping basic tomato sauce for this warming bolognese made with lean ground turkey. You can even substitute lentils in the bolognese sauce if you want to go the vegetarian route.

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Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy Pinch of Yum

This recipe has so much going for it. First, you don't need to pre-cook the ingredients, which makes this an easy weeknight dish, if you plan ahead. Second, it combines healthy quinoa and two types of beans for an amazing one-two punch of vegetarian protein and fiber. Third, they are absolutely delicious!

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Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Red Peppers

Courtesy Gourmande in the Kitchen

This flavor-filled, protein-packed quinoa salad is packed with black beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. It can be served on its own, but it's also amazing packed into tangy peppers and baked. Serve on a bed of arugula for a refined presentation.

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Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy Cooking Classy

Really there's no reason not to pack a pepper with flavorful chicken fajita filling. Don't forget to top these with sour cream and your favorite hot sauce.

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Cheesy Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy Running to the Kitchen

These stuffed peppers taste like they are stuffed with cheesy mushroom risotto, but without all the hassle of babysitting the dish on the stove. Consider these your fanciest stuffed peppers.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

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