Turkey Stuffed Air-Fried Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a classic family meal we love. Instead of roasting the sweet peppers in the oven, use an air fryer to get them crisp-tender but not soggy.

Turkey Stuffed Air-Fried Peppers
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 medium red sweet peppers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 ounce ground turkey

  • ½ cup cooked brown rice

  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • ¾ cup low-sodium marinara sauce

  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 oz.)

  • ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 oz.)


  1. Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray. Cut tops off peppers and reserve. Seed the peppers and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice and panko; cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in marinara, parsley, pepper and Parmesan. Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared peppers.

  3. Place the peppers in the prepared air-fryer basket. Nestle the pepper tops in the bottom of the basket. Cook at 350°F until the peppers are tender, about 8 minutes. Top with mozzarella; cook until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
21g Fat
26g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 159mg 795%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 575mg 12%
Folate, total 74mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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