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easy unstuffed bell pepper skillet in a bowl topped with avocado slices and fresh cilantro

Easy Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet

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Easy Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet is the perfect easy family dinner recipe!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet, one skillet dinner, unstuffed bell pepper skillet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 148
Author Kim Lee


  • 1 pound extra lean or lean ground turkey, chicken or bison
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 3 teaspoons paprika, divided
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced* (1 cup)
  • 1 small onion, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 package SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Quinoa, Brown & Red Rice with Flaxseed (about 2 cups cooked rice)
  • 1 lime, juiced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Once pan is heated, add ground turkey to skillet and season with a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Brown turkey, stirring occasionally. While turkey is browning, cook the SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Quinoa, Brown & Red Rice with Flaxseed for 90 seconds in the microwave and according to package instructions.
  • When turkey is completely browned, add 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp oregano; stirring to combine.
  • Remove turkey from skillet and set aside on a plate.
  • Spray skillet again with cooking spray and add the pepper and onion to cook for about 3-5 mins and until soft, add garlic, tomatoes and the remainder of seasonings; continue to stir and cook for about 2 mins and until all veggies have softened.
  • Add the turkey back into the veggies along with cooked SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Quinoa, Brown & Red Rice with Flaxseed.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and stir everything together. Taste and season with salt & pepper or other seasonings to taste. Garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy!


*Feel free to use any color bell pepper.
**If you enjoy cheese with meals such as this, feel free to add about 1 cup shredded cheese at the end or sprinkle cheese over the top of individual servings.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 16.4g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 129.5mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 71.3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.8mg