Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

It’s the first day of fall y’all! Time to bust out the slow cooker and start making some new fall recipe favorites!

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Let’s start with these Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers! They take only 30 minutes to prep, then slow cook in all of the delicious flavors throughout the day.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

I used Instantly Fresh Herbs from Litehouse to flavor up the ground turkey in a flash!

I love having a pantry full of these herbs on hand so that I always have the flavor of fresh herbs available!

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

In addition to being super easy & delicious, this recipe is filled with lean ground turkey and veggies, making it totally healthy!

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions & mushrooms, saute 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Add the ground turkey and cook through. Drain any grease once cooked through.

Add the Litehouse parsley, oregano and basil. 

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Pour ½ cup chicken broth over the herbs.

Stir everything together, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Pour the remaining cup of chicken broth in the bottom of a large slow cooker.

Remove the stems and seeds from the bell peppers and discard.

Divide the turkey and mushroom mixture into each bell pepper.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Fill with marinara sauce.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Place each filled pepper in the crock pot.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Remove from the slow cooker and serve with parmesan cheese on top.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

I also heated up a little additional marinara sauce and poured over the peppers, because, well, I like things saucy 😉

Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free. Always make sure the chicken broth used is gluten-free.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Yield: 4-6 stuffed peppers

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Litehouse Instantly Fresh Garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp Litehouse Instantly Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp Litehouse Instantly Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Litehouse Instantly Fresh Basil
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 4-6 bell peppers (depending on the size of the pepper)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (click link for homemade recipe)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (optional topping)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions & mushrooms, saute 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  3. Add the ground turkey and cook through, drain any grease once cooked through.
  4. Add the Litehouse parsley, oregano and basil.
  5. Pour ½ cup chicken broth over the herbs.
  6. Stir everything together, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  8. Pour the remaining cup of chicken broth in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  9. Remove the stems and seeds from the bell peppers and discard.
  10. Divide the turkey and mushroom mixture into each bell pepper.
  11. Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  12. Fill with marinara sauce.
  13. Place each filled pepper in the crock pot.
  14. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
  15. Remove from the slow cooker and serve with parmesan cheese on top.
  16. Optionally top with additional marinara sauce.
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