Romano Peppers Stuffed with Creamy Turkey Mince – 231 Calories

56537286066__5cc73973-8364-44db-a965-8fd745513b7c.jpgA few remaining peppers to be harvested which have been sheltering in the greenhouse –  here’s what we decided to do with them!  Leeks and savoy cabbage bulked them out and added fibre and cream cheese with Dijon mustard added a lovely creamy taste.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Calories per serving: 230.8


Turkey, Mince, Lean, 7% Fat – 250g

Leeks, Raw – 100g

Romano Peppers, Capsicum, Red or Green – 4 Peppers/320g

Lemon Juice – ½ Juiced/18ml

Mustard, Dijon – 2 Tsps/10g

Soft Cream Cheese – 25g

Cabbage, Savoy, Raw, Average – 120g

Stock Cubes, Chicken – 1 Cube/6g

Olive Oil – 10ml

Butter – 5g

Cheese, Cheddar, Mature, Average – 50g


Preheat the oven to gas 7, 200 degrees C.

Halve the peppers lengthways and scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon (discard the seeds).

Transfer to a lined baking tray (or two smaller trays). Use a pastry brush to paint over 5 ml of the olive oil, season, then roast for 15 mins.

IMG_0043Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and add 5ml of the oil and the butter.

Add the leek and cabbage and cook over a low heat (covered) for around 30 mins, stirring regularly until softened and translucent. Don’t allow to brown.

Remove cabbage and leek mixture in a bowl and return pan to the heat. Turn up the temperature to medium. Add the mince and brown, stirring to break up any clumps. Add the stock cube and simmer for 2-3 mins. Add a little water if it starts to dry out.

Add back the leek and cabbage mixture, the lemon juice, mustard and finally the soft cheese. Stir into the sauce until melted.

When the sauce coats the mince, season to taste.

Pile the filling into the peppers, scatter with the Cheddar, then return to the oven for 20 mins until the cheese is golden. Serve up 2 halves per plate with a handful of rocket.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 230.8

Protein (g) 17.1

Sugars (g) 7.2

Fat (g) 14.5

Fruit & Veg 1.9

Carbohydrate (g) 7.9

Fibre (g) 3.4

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