Greek Turkey and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are a breeze to make in your pressure cooker, taking only 10 to 15 minutes too cook. You can fill them with anything you like, but turkey and zucchini, along with some Greek flavors makes this a delicious meal that won't leave you feeling over-full. These are a great way to use up leftover rice too.

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Greek Turkey and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 15 m
  • Pressure Release Time: 10 m
  • Total Time: 40 m
  • Servings:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 to 6 bell peppers large
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • cups cooked rice (brown or white)
  • ½ cup finely diced zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced lemon zest
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shredded fresh basil
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Pre-heat pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  2. Add oil to the pressure cooker and cook onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Crush the tomatoes by hand or chop them with a knife. Add the tomatoes and all their juice, and let the mixture come to a simmer while you prepare the peppers. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Slice off the tops of the peppers and chop the pepper tops. Set aside. Hollow out the bottoms of the peppers, removing the seeds and any of the veins.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the chopped peppers, turkey, cooked rice, zucchini, dried oregano, lemon zest, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Gently spoon this mixture into the pepper bottoms, filling all the way to the top.
  5. Place a steamer basket or rack in the pressure cooker. (It’s ok if the basket or rack touches the sauce.) Place the stuffed peppers on top of the rack and lock the lid in place.
  6. Pressure cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.
  7. Let the pressure drop naturally and carefully remove the lid.
  8. Remove the peppers to a serving platter and crumble the feta cheese on top. Add the fresh basil to the sauce and pour the sauce over the top of the peppers.
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Comments (3)Post a Reply

  1. Is the turkey raw or cooked when added to the peppers? If I wanted to use ground beef instead of turkey, should I brown it first before adding to peppers? Thank you

    1. Hi Pam. The turkey goes into the peppers raw and cooks inside the pepper. If you want to use ground beef, you could use 95% lean beef and mix it in raw as well. If your beef is 80% lean, I would render some of the fat out first by lightly browning it.

  2. 5 stars
    Hello Meredith,
    It tried your recipe using beef instead of Turkey. It came out great. My husband really enjoyed his dinner as well as I did. . It was easy getting everything together. I will make this recipe again.
    Do you have any other cake recipes you’ve make in your pressure cooker other than cheesecake? I’m interested in making cakes in the pressure cooker.
    Thank you,

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