A friend, who is also on Weight Watchers, is having dinner with us tonight. I was trying to come up with an entree that wouldn’t use up all of our weekly points, and this fit the bill.
1/2 c. white rice, cooked & cooled
1 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
3/4 c. onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
3 red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds & veins removed
1 3/4 c. homemade tomato sauce (details below)
For the homemade tomato sauce I simmered 1 3/4 cups canned whole tomatoes (because that was what I had in the freezer), with a clove of garlic, a sprig of basil, salt and pepper. Pureed with an immersion blender. You could certainly use a prepared tomato or spaghetti sauce, but the WW point value would change slightly.
Gently combine first 7 ingredients with 1/2 of the tomato sauce. Fill the pepper halves and place in a baking dish. Top with remaining tomato sauce. (Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated at this point. Add 20 minutes to baking time if refrigerating.) Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
PS – They were actually better the second day as leftovers.
6 Servings, 6 WW points each