Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers Recipe

Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers Recipe

How To Make Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers

Ground turkey is cooked with bell peppers, onion, and chili for this delicious one-pan dish. Serve with parsley for added flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1cupyellow onion,chopped, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions
  • 1bell pepper,red or yellow preferred, chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • kosher salt
  • 1lbground turkey,preferably ground turkey thighs
  • 1tspchipotle powder,or chili powder or to taste
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,or cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes until onions and peppers are softened.

  2. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more.

  3. Push the vegetables to the edge of one side of the pan and position that side of the pan so that it is off the burner, away from the heat. The empty part of the pan should be right over the burner.

  4. Add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of oil to coat the empty part of the pan. Put crumpled chunks of ground turkey in the pan, sprinkle with salt and chipotle or chili powder.

  5. Cook the turkey without stirring until it is browned on one side, then turn the pieces over to brown the other side.

  6. Once the turkey is just cooked through, stir in the onions and peppers, and sprinkle with more salt and chili powder to taste. Remove from heat.

  7. Stir in fresh chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve alone or with steamed rice or noodles.


  • Calories: 317.21kcal
  • Fat: 22.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.48g
  • Fiber: 1.63g
  • Sugar: 3.03g
  • Protein: 23.27g
  • Cholesterol: 78.24mg
  • Sodium: 466.78mg
  • Calcium: 40.76mg
  • Potassium: 419.84mg
  • Iron: 1.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.95mg
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