Dr Oz brought on The Kitchen Diva, author of The Kitchen Diva Cooks!, to talk about a great Energy Boosting Recipe for people who are exhausted and tired all the time.  The Kitchen Diva’s Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe is packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which helps to fight off exhaustion and stress in your body.  Plus, this is a great low fat Diet Recipe to help all of us to lose weight from the fabulous Doctor Oz Show!

Dr Oz: Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe


8 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers or a mixture of all (about 4 lbs)

2 tbsp canola or olive oil, divided

1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp ground cumin

16 oz fresh Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing or lean ground turkey (You can use pre-cooked turkey or slices of deli turkey cut into small pieces and use it in place of the turkey sausage, if desired.)

1 (16 oz) jar chunky salsa, mild or hot

2 cups fresh baby spinach, rinsed and chopped or 1 (10 oz) package chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to remove moisture

1 cup cooked quinoa (optional)

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese

2 large avocados, peeled and pit removed, sliced

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Dr Oz: The Kitchen Diva Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe


1.  Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

2.  Slice the bell peppers in half from the stem to the bottom of the pepper, but leave the stems on.

3.  Cut away the white ribs on the inside of the peppers and remove the pepper’s seeds.

4.  Put the peppers in a 9×13 pan and drizzle olive oil on top.

5.  Cover the 9×13 pan and bake for 15-20 minutes so that they start to soften.  It is crucial to do this first, otherwise the peppers can end up too crunchy.

6.  While the peppers are baking, heat 1 TB olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and saute the onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and salt.

7.  After around 3 minutes, add the sausage and cook for 5 more minutes.

8.  Add the salsa and spinach and continue to cook for 5 minutes more.

9.  Remove the pan from the stove and mix in the brown rice and quinoa that has already been cooked.

10.  Fill each pepper with the turkey mixture.

11.  Cover the 9×13 with foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes.

12.  Remove the foil and sprinkle cheese on top.

13.  Bake uncovered for 7-10 minutes so that the cheese melts.

14.  You can serve with yogurt, avocado and basil!

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