Stuffed peppers has always been one of my go to meals when I want an easy yet delicious meal. They are great for week night dinners or making ahead when you know you have a busy week coming up. I specifically love this recipe because I decided to put a little twist on it, by swapping out the rice for some turmeric pearl cous cous. I absolutely love pearl cous cous as is becuase it can be enjoyed as a pasta or as a rice. They are so soft, light and fluffy. They are a perfect alternative if you want to incorporate some carbs, but not have the dish be too heavy.
The specific pearl cous cous I used for this recipe, also contains turmeric powder in it. Turmeric powder is known to have a number of health benefits. So, if you are looking to get that turmeric fix, this is an easy way! Incorporate it into your diet as opposed to supplements or wellness shots.
Another reason that stuffed peppers is one of my go to meals, is because this is the type of dish that can easily be altered. There are endless stuffing options. You can easily customize this dish based on your likes, dislikes, wants and needs. You can change out the types of meats, cheeses or carbs. It gives you the freedom to play around with it and have fun. So, for example, with this dish you can use ground turkey, ground beef, or even ground chicken and the dish will not change change significantly. I also used shredded asiago cheese, but feel free to use parmesan, pecorino romano or even cheddar.
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These Italian stuffed bell peppers makes for an easy dinner or make ahead meal prep for the week. This recipe contains the perfect mixture of vegetables, protein and carbs for a well balanced meal.
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