Turkey Meatloaf Pepper Rings


It’s no secret that I dislike meatloaf.  I’ve said it many times but the rest of the family loves it so I am continuously trying to find different ways to make it more exciting.  Mostly for me, so I will eat it.

I came across the idea of putting the meatloaf in the pepper rings over at this blog.  I thought it was neat and very portion friendly so I took the idea and used my own meatloaf recipe in the rings.  She put cheese on the top of hers but I was using cheese in another dish so I didn’t want to overwhelming the meal with cheese.


I love how much easier it was to bake. Time to cook is one of my pet peeves for regular meatloaf. That and it’s a lot of meat… in a loaf shape. Ack! This recipe is fast to prepare and easy to bake so it can be made during a week night.  While they are baking, make your sides.


I served mine with grilled zucchini from the garden and a cauliflower gratin.  So good!  You can substitute lean ground beef or ground chicken if that is your taste preference.



Serving Size: 2 Pepper Rings

Turkey Meatloaf Pepper Rings

10 minPrep Time:

35 minCook Time:

45 minTotal Time:

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  • 3 large bell peppers (your color preference)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. organic ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup organic tomato sauce plus more for brushing the tops later
  • Diced remaining parts of peppers


  1. Prepare peppers by slicing off the top and bottom of each pepper. Do not discard.
  2. Cut out the ribs and seeds of each pepper.
  3. Slice each pepper into 4 thick rings and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  4. Dice up remaining parts of peppers.
  5. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands.
  6. Stuff each pepper ring with meat mixture rounding or doming the top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Brush with more tomato sauce and bake for 5 more minutes.
Recipe Type: Main Dishes


Containers used: 1G, 1R, 1/4 Y


Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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