Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

I’ve been craving stuffed peppers ever since the other week when Kat made some. The only thing is, on this night I didn’t have the right ingredients for her recipe and I was too tired to go grocery shopping after work.

What to do, what to do…I began to dig through the pantry trying to figure out what else could work to stuff inside the peppers. As soon as I saw this box of jambalaya mix, I knew I was set!

Zatarains Jambalaya

All I added to this mix was 1 pound of lean ground turkey that I had in the freezer and 2 1/2 cups water. The box says you can also add 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil, but I left it out and didn’t miss it one bit. After simmering for about 20 minutes this is what you get.

Zatarains Jambalaya

Next, cut the tops off of the peppers and remove the seeds.

Green Bell Peppers

Don’t waste the tops of the peppers though, I cut mine up and added it to the pan with the jambalaya towards the end of the simmering process. If you like your peppers softer, add them to the pan before you start simmering.

Zatarains Jambalaya

When the jambalaya is done, stuff the the peppers and bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes. All I had on hand were two peppers so we had lots of leftover jambalaya to pack for both of our lunches the next day. However, with this recipe you would be able to easily stuff 4 or 5 peppers.

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

17 comments   -   May 3, 2008

1 Pixie { 05.03.08 at 7:32 am }

Looks wonderful Lori- I have in mind stuffing peppers too- gosh, my list is seriously LONG! TG of ready made jambalaya boxes! and you’ve been awarded, details on blog.

2 noble pig { 05.03.08 at 8:51 am }

This so easy and wonderful. I also loved stuffed peppers, it’s just a great all around meal.

3 made healthier { 05.03.08 at 9:48 am }

Hi Pixie,
Thanks so much for the “Yummy Blog Award”. I really appreciate the very nice mention on your site! :D

Hi noble pig,
Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Yup, this was super easy to make! ;)

4 Kevin { 05.03.08 at 10:17 am }

I really enjoy stuffed peppers and these ones sound tasty. There are so many things that you can stuff into peppers.

5 made healthier { 05.03.08 at 11:13 am }

Hi Kevin,
I know what you mean, I’m already thinking about what I can use next time. :)

6 Madeline { 05.03.08 at 1:22 pm }

Your photos are so gorgeous. I love jambalaya. What a perfect way of serving it!

7 made healthier { 05.03.08 at 2:42 pm }

Hi Madeline,
Thanks and welcome to the site! :D

8 Sarah { 05.03.08 at 3:39 pm }

I just found your blog, and I must say, it is beautiful! Making stuffed peppers is so fun, and these sound very tasty. I’m adding them to my “to-do” list. I’ll be back!

9 made healthier { 05.03.08 at 3:50 pm }

Hi Sarah,
I hope you enjoy these. Thanks for visiting! :D

10 kat { 05.03.08 at 10:07 pm }

I miss the bambucha peppers in the U.S. I swear 2 of ours can fit into 1 of yours. Your recipe looks good!

11 made healthier { 05.04.08 at 2:06 am }

Hi kat,
Thanks! Sorry to hear the peppers are so manini in Japan…I guess you just gotta eat two small ones instead of one bambucha! :D

12 Min { 05.04.08 at 10:08 pm }

Hi, finally I have the time to visit your blog, as mentioned by Pixie. We have stuffed peppers here too, but normally filled with seafood stuff like fish meat etc. Anyway, keep up the good work. Food looks great.

13 made healthier { 05.04.08 at 10:48 pm }

Hi Min,
Thanks for the words of encouragement. And I love the cupcakes you make on your blog! :)

14 Elle { 05.05.08 at 2:51 am }

What a great idea! I never thought of stuffing peppers with rice-y jambalaya, but it’s genius! Looks great, too!

15 made healthier { 05.05.08 at 3:29 am }

Hi Elle,
Thanks, I love it when experiments born out of necessity turn out! :)

16 Elle { 05.05.08 at 4:37 pm }

I’ve passed along an award to you! See my blog, please. :)

17 made healthier { 05.06.08 at 3:29 am }

Hi Elle,
Thanks for the award! That made my day. :D

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