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21 Day Fix Italian Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Filled with delicious cheesy goodness and some extra, secret hidden veggies, these 21 Day Fix Italian Stuffed Peppers are a family favorite!


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Ingredients

  • 4 large green bell peppers, tops, ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 lb extra lean grass fed ground beef
  • 2 cups homemade or no sugar added tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini or zoodles
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • fresh basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash peppers and dry very well with kitchen or paper towel.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the onions until meat is cooked through. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add in the zucchini, 1 cup of the tomato sauce, 2/3 cup of the shredded cheese and simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium low heat. Taste filling and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Spray a square baking dish with olive oil cooking spray and set peppers upright. Fill them with the meat and veggie mixture and top each with remaining tomato sauce. I usually add some sauce to the bottom of the tray, as well. Cover tightly with foil and bake for an hour or refrigerate/freeze until you are ready to bake.
  6. After an hour, uncover peppers and top with the remaining cheese. Bake an additional 5 -10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy.

Notes

Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 RED 2 GREEN 1 BLUE (per serving)

WW: Green- 11 points; Blue- 5 points; Purple- 5 points (per serving) [calculated using 95% ground beef and reduced fat cheese]


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 pepper

Keywords: stuffed peppers, italian, oven, dinner, gluten-free, beef, grain-free, low-carb