ClockPlayEmailInstagramLinkSMSTwitterYouTubeWhatsAppXSearchClockRight ArrowArrow DownCaret downCaret upCaret leftCaret rightHamburger MenuPop OutThumbs upThumbs up buySpeechAudio onReplayPlusMinusSad smiley faceNo resultsSwapMoreYour grocery bagSuccessShop Tasty MerchYour Cart (empty)Your CartFacebookPinterestEmailPrintSmsTwitterWhatsappCommentTips Highlights
Skip to Content

Turkey & Zucchini–Stuffed Jack-o’-lantern Bell Peppers

These stuffed jack-o-latern bell peppers are a fun and festive way to enjoy a healthy meal. Filled with ground turkey, zucchini, and a blend of savory spices, they're a delicious addition to your Halloween menu.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
Turkey & Zucchini–Stuffed Jack-o’-lantern Bell Peppers


for 8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (150 g), diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (455 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup diced tomato (200 g)
  • 8 orange bell peppers
  • 1 ½ cups rice (345 g), cooked

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 242
  • Fat 5g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and cook onions and garlic for 3 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add the ground turkey to the pan, followed by salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Then add zucchini and diced tomatoes. Cook until zucchini has begun to soften and remove from heat.
  3. Cut the top off of the bell pepper low enough that the stem remains attached and remove the seeds. Save the top!
  4. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  5. Carefully, carve out your desired jack-o’-lantern face using a steak knife or paring knife. Repeat for the rest of the bell peppers.
  6. Place carved bell peppers in a baking dish and spoon in a layer of cooked rice in the bottom followed by the turkey mixture, and top with mozzarella cheese. Put the top of the bell pepper back on top.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until peppers are tender and the cheese has melted.
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Cook smarter, not harder. Use our AI chef Botatouille on the Tasty app. Download now.
Turkey & Zucchini–Stuffed Jack-o’-lantern Bell Peppers