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Bolognese Stuffed Peppers - A flavorful bolognese inspired filling prepared with ground meat, bacon, cheese, and seasonings stuffed into bell peppers and roasted to a delicious perfection!
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Bolognese Stuffed Peppers

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
A flavorful bolognese inspired filling prepared with ground meat, pancetta or bacon, cheese, and seasonings stuffed into bell peppers and roasted to a delicious perfection!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 284

Ingredients

  • 6 bell peppers, any color cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup diced pancetta or bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1.5 cups marinara or pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or dark colored juice
  • 1/3 cup milk or half and half
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly shaved parmesan cheese (optional) for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (optional) for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, carrots, and celery; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes, or until tender.
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add ground meat and pancetta or bacon; stir in Italian Seasoning and cook until browned and crumbled.
  • Stir in marinara sauce and wine, lower heat to medium and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in milk or half & half and grated parmesan; continue to simmer for 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Place peppers in a baking dish.
  • Fill each halved pepper with prepared meat sauce.
  • Drizzle remaining olive oil over each pepper and place in the oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until peppers are tender.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with shavings of parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW SMART POINTS: 8
Nutrition Facts
Bolognese Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 whole pepper)
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 541mg23%
Potassium 731mg21%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5960IU119%
Vitamin C 159mg193%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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