Heart stuffed peppers

Hello & happy Friday friends!
Welcome back to Foodie Friday with  Annmarie and Farrah for our heart themed week!

As you know this week many people celebrated Valentine’s Day! I know it is a gushy holiday but I do love how excited the kids get.  And I am that nanny who makes fun lunches for holidays 😉

This week I focused on loving those around me as well as loving myself.  I got a massage over the weekend.  I took a nap instead of my normal workout one day when I was super exhausted.  I still got in my workouts, but in a few different classes this week. I sent some little notes in the mail to those I love.  I showed kindness to some strangers.  I smiled a lot.  Sometimes we just need to focus on showing love to others instead of focusing on all the hate and tragedy in the world.

I know there are a TON of ways to show love to people in your everyday life.  One of those ways for me involves cooking.  I love to bring meals to people who are in need as well as pour love into the meals I make for my families 🙂  I tend to get a little happy when it comes to making things heart shaped!  {I was also really impressed to see so many other fun heart shaped food items in my feed this week!}
Needless to say, I had fun making fun shaped food this week!



  • 6 Bell peppers- any color
  • 1.5 lb ground turkey
  • 12 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 med shaped heart cookie cutter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425*
  2. Brown ground turkey in a large frying pan. When completely cooked, drain in a strainer.
  3. Add avocado oil to the pan along with the garlic.
  4. Return the turkey to the pan.
  5. Add sauce, paste, parmesan and spices to the turkey.  Stir well (test taste and add more spices if desired).
  6. Let sauce and turkey simmer while you prepare the peppers.
  7. Wash the peppers. Slice the top off, about 1 inch thick.
  8. Remove the seeds from the top and the inside.
  9. Using the cookie cutter, make a heart shape in the top of the pepper by cutting out the stem.
  10. Scoop the turkey mixture into each pepper. (There may be extra mixture depending on the size of your peppers)
  11. Add the top back on each pepper.
  12. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  13. Enjoy with one(s) you love!

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26 thoughts on “Heart stuffed peppers

  1. Farrah

    Awww, those are all such cute ideas! I haven’t had stuffed peppers in ages though and these look especially awesome right now! (I am so, so hungry. :'(!)


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