Ok…first things first…its October 3rd! Any mean girls fans out there? I LOVE mean girls!!
Along with mean girls I also love stuffed peppers! They are such a comfort food, that is so filling and they look amazing as well! One other thing is that they feed a lot of people with not a lot of effort and you can make them ahead and just pop them in the oven when company are over without even worrying about cooking while entertaining! win-win!!
We have unfortunately been having a hard time with illness in my family and I was trying to think of something to make that people can heat up whenever they arrive and that feeds a lot of people, but most of all that is healthy! It seems as though when things start to go wrong in our lives and large groups of people are gathering the option is always to order pizza, chinese or run out to McDonalds or something like it! I mean don’t get me wrong I enjoy it every once in a while, but not ALL the time!
Ok…so enough about my lifes woes…here is the recipe:
Quinoa Turkey Sausage Stuffed Peppers
2 Cups Quinoa cooked
4-6 turkey sausages (depending on how much meat you like)4 Bell Peppers (I used yellow and orange – but you can use anything)
1 small diced zucchini
1 cup diced onion
1 cup kale (chopped finely)
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
2-3 Cloves of garlic
Boil a large pot of water
Cut your peppers in half and boil for 10 minutes
In a large skillet heat coconut oil, diced onion, kale and zucchini for 5 minutes
Cook sausages on the BBQ or however you prefer and cut into small slices
Lay out your bell peppers once finished boiling on tin foil on a baking tray
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Add garlic, seasoning, can of diced tomatoes, and quinoa to large skillet and simmer for 10-12 minutes
Add sausage to mixture and start to fill your peppers
Once all peppers are filled toss in the oven for 30 minutes before serving
You can always add a little shredded cheese on top and broil before removing from the oven as well