Midweek Mealtime - Slow Cooker Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I just realized something, and it's something you may not believe based on the number of stuffed pepper recipes on this blog.  I really don't like stuffed peppers.  Yep, it's true!  Now, don't get me wrong; I love the recipes I post here.  What I hate are the "typical" stuffed pepper recipes.

You may notice that I never use green peppers.  And I never will.  Blech!  Also, you may have noticed that I have never posted a "normal" stuffed pepper recipe.  I have never liked that whole meatloaf-in-a-pepper thing.

So why so many pepper recipes on this blog?  Because I love the IDEA of stuffed peppers.  As in, a complete meal portioned out in a pretty veggie.  Carb, protein, and vegetable all in one handy little package.  So, I post a bunch of pepper recipes in the hopes that you, too, like the idea of stuffed peppers but maybe you're looking for a little more flavor?

Today I bring you PIZZA in a pepper!  Sound good?  Let's get to it!

Slow Cooker Pizza Stuffed Peppers


  • 7 sweet peppers (I used red and orange)
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 package lean ground turkey (between 16-19 oz, depending on what store you buy it at)
  • 1 5oz package turkey pepperoni, diced
  • 2 cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 package Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup parsley


  1. Remove seeds and tops from peppers.  Stand upright in a ~6-7 quart slow cooker.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Evenly divide meat mixture among peppers.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
For all you 21 Day Fixers, each pepper counts as 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue, and 1 red.

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