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
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.