Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers are an affordable meal that takes little prep and minimal work. Using an electric pressure cooker means the meal is made in less time than if you used an oven and you don’t heat up the house.

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

My husband has always enjoyed stuffed peppers. His mother’s stuffed peppers were his favorite meal. I make them for him occasionally, but almost never in milder months because I don’t like to use the oven and heat up the kitchen. I got a nice deal on some ground turkey and some green peppers recently. I decided to use them to make hubby some turkey stuffed peppers for Valentine’s Day. While it is cold out now, I love cooking with an electric pressure cooker and wondered how stuffed peppers would turn out if made there. Voila Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers! This was a very affordable meal. The pound of ground turkey was on sale for $1.49, the package of 5 green peppers $2.85 and the jar of sauce $1.49. I had everything else on hand. The turkey has a lot less fat than the ground beef that I usually use in stuffed peppers. The ground turkey had a bit milder flavor than ground beef, which I atttribute prtially to there being less fat. Hubby prefers sauces that aren’t red when given the choice, so I decided to use cheese pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce. Here’s how I make Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers.

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Instant Pot)
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • Instant Pot trivet

Ingredients

  • 5 medium-large green bell peppers, hollowed and seeded
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder, depending on how much flavor you want to add
  • 1/2 cup water

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Cut the tops off of the peppers and then hollow them out and remove the seeds.

Place the ground turkey, cooked rice, bread crumbs and seasonings into a bowl.

Add the egg to the bowl and combine thoroughly.

Add the 1/2 cup of sauce to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Divide the mixture equally amongst the 5 peppers.

Place the water into the bottom of the pot.

Place the trivet onto the bottom of the pot.

Take the 5 uncooked stuffed peppers and place them onto the trivet in a standing position with the open stuffed ends on the top.

Place a teaspoon of cheddar sauce on the top of each pepper.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close to seal.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 5 minutes before doing a quick pressure release.

Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 5 medium-large green bell peppers, hollowed and seeded
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder, depending on how much flavor you want to add
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

Cut the tops off of the peppers and then hollow them out and remove the seeds. Place the ground turkey, cooked rice, bread crumbs and seasonings into a bowl. Add the egg to the bowl and combine thoroughly. Add the 1/2 cup of sauce to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture equally amongst the 5 peppers. Place the water into the bottom of the pot. Place the trivet onto the bottom of the pot. Take the 5 uncooked stuffed peppers and place them onto the trivet in a standing position with the open stuffed ends on the top. Place a teaspoon of cheddar sauce on the top of each pepper. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close to seal. Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 5 minutes before doing a quick pressure release. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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    21 comments

    Alli Smith March 1, 2018 - 8:01 am

    I haven’t made stuffed peppers in a while and I’ve never thought to use turkey instead of beef. They sound amazing. I’ll have to try these in my Instant Pot.

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    candy March 1, 2018 - 8:03 am

    We enjoy our stuffed peppers, especially during the summer month when the garden is in full bloom. You can freeze them as well and works great for a quick meal.

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    Franc Ramon March 1, 2018 - 8:05 am

    I’m sure the pepper added a lot more flavor to the Turkey. It really is presented well and also looks tasty and enticing.

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    Amber Myers March 1, 2018 - 8:18 am

    I can’t wait to try this! I just love stuffed peppers. It’s been ages since I’ve had some. This sounds easy enough to make.

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    Tammy March 1, 2018 - 9:30 am

    I love stuffed peppers but never thought about making them in the Instant Pot. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Tomi C March 1, 2018 - 9:47 am

    It amazes me that you can cook an entire meal in an Instant Pot in just 15 minutes. I am definitely adding this recipe to my Instant Pot fave recipes list. These stuffed peppers look absolutely delicious.

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    Amanda March 1, 2018 - 11:31 am

    I have shockingly never tried a stuffed pepper before but it sounds like it is such an easy Instant Pot recipe. Now all I need is to get an Instant Pot.

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    Jeanette March 1, 2018 - 12:03 pm

    I am always willing to try anything in my instant pot! I love anything stuffed peppers so this one looks healthy and my family is trying really hard to eat healthier.

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    Emily March 1, 2018 - 4:41 pm

    I love stuffed peppers! I have never made them in an instant pot before, we just go one for Christmas so I am learning what recipes to make in it. I will have to give this a try.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 1, 2018 - 6:04 pm

    My kids love stuffed peppers. Why have I never tried a turkey stuffing? This is a great idea. I have to try this recipe.

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    Angela Bethea March 1, 2018 - 7:40 pm

    Oh this Instant Pot Turkey Stuffed Peppers Looks so yummy and delicious! I like easy to prepare recipes like these.

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    Debra Hawkins March 1, 2018 - 7:41 pm

    My mom absolutely loves bell peppers. I am going to have to make these for her soon!

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    Lisa March 1, 2018 - 8:39 pm

    I’m not a big fan of stuffed peppers. But these look tasty. I like the use of turkey instead of beef.

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    Jenn March 1, 2018 - 9:31 pm

    These look fantastic. I have an Instant Pot but haven’t cooked with it yet. I really need to get moving on that!

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    Sara Welch March 1, 2018 - 10:48 pm

    Stuffed peppers are so tasty. These are a must try for me!

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    Mimi Green March 1, 2018 - 11:49 pm

    This is yet another reason why I need an instant pot. Like you I don’t want to heat up my home during the warm months with my oven on. I also need a quick meal, especially today when we had back to back sports.

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    Sandy N Vyjay March 2, 2018 - 10:08 am

    We do a similar vegetarian recipe. Here we stuff peppers with mashed potatoes and spices and then either deep fry or bake them. This recipe looks somewhat similar.

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    Anosa Malanga March 2, 2018 - 10:58 am

    I learned too that peppers are good for the body. I guess this is one perfect recipe to try on again. I am new to cooking and I want to try different recipes as much as I can so I can learn many dishes. Thanks for this, will definitely give this a try.

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    Bohemian Babushka March 3, 2018 - 10:16 am

    Thinking it’s time to buy an Instant Pot. Gracias for the recipe, it looks delicioso. BB2U

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    Len May 31, 2018 - 10:38 am

    Do you mix the ingredients with uncooked turkey or should I sauté it first?

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    valmg June 1, 2018 - 7:12 am

    Mix them with the uncooked turkey.

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