Cheesy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

"These Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are made with ground turkey and quinoa making them a low carb dinner choice. Vegetarian? No problem, just swap the turkey for some black beans."
-- @mealswithmaggie

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A cheesy, protein-packed dinner for your table!

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 1 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large peppers
  • 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1 cup corn
  • 20 ounce can enchiladas sauce


  • Step 1

    Place turkey in instant pot on sauté setting. Add chili powder, salt, ground pepper, cumin, garlic and onion powder to the ground meat.

  • Step 2

    While the turkey is cooking, cut off the tops of the peppers and hollow out the inside of each pepper.

  • Step 3

    Once the turkey is fully cooked, pull out chamber of the instant pot and drain out the grease from the turkey with a lid or the back of a spoon.

  • Step 4

    Place meat in a large bowl and mix in corn, quinoa and 1.5 cans of the enchilada sauce. Mix to combine.

  • Step 5

    Return the pot to the chamber of the instant pot. Nest the peppers in the instant pot until they all fit. An 8 quart instant pot should fit 6 peppers.

  • Step 6

    Fill each pepper with turkey & quinoa mixture. Top each pepper with remaining enchilada sauce until the rest of the can is used.

  • Step 7

    Press the manual function then set the time to 10 minutes. Cover and make sure the valve is set to SEALING.

  • Step 8

    When the instant pot is finished cooking, it will beep. Turn the valve to VENTING and place a dish towel over it to avoid the steam. Sprinkle cheese on top of each pepper and place lid back on the instant pot to melt the cheese.

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