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Stuffed Peppers With a Spooky Twist

Stuffed Peppers With a Spooky Twist

These Stuffed Peppers with a Spooky Twist are a healthy and festive Halloween dish that is free of gluten, dairy, and sugar, and they’ll be a hit at your Halloween party or dinner. Enjoy your spooky meal!


  • 4 large peppers (orange or green work well for a Halloween theme)
  • 1 pound minced turkey (or your choice of organic minced meat or meat alternative)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (or rice if you prefer) – rinse thoroughly before cooking!
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/butter/coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or chives for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Start by preparing the peppers. Cut the tops off each pepper and remove the seeds and membranes. Carve a spooky face into each pepper, making them look like Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns. Be creative with the faces!
  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until they become translucent.
  • Add the minced meat (or your chosen meat/meat alternative) to the pan. Cook it until it’s browned and cooked through, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
  • Stir in the cooked quinoa (or rice) along with the dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until everything is well combined.
  • Carefully stuff each Jack-o’-Lantern pepper with the meat and quinoa mixture.
  • Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can place the tops back on the peppers to complete the Jack-o’-Lantern look.
  • Cover the baking dish with more greaseproof paper and bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  • Once they are cooked, remove the paper, and if you’d like, you can grill them for a few minutes to give them a slightly roasted appearance.
  • Garnish your stuffed Jack-o’-Lantern peppers with fresh parsley or chives to add a pop of colour and a hint of freshness.


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