Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Spooky Stuffed Peppers

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My 7 year old thought of this fun dinner in the grocery store the other day. I tried to make the recipe simple for the extra time you will spend cutting out the face,etc.. However it really takes no time at all! This is how we made our Jack-o-Latern & Frankenstein Stuffed Peppers

Spooky Stuffed Peppers..

1 pound ground turkey (we like Perdue)
1 pouch of microwave brown rice (1 1/2 cups)
4 green & orange bell peppers
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
a hand full of raisins

Directions…

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Brown the ground turkey (or beef) in the pan and drain.

3. Cut off the tops of the peppers. Remove the seeds and membranes of the bell peppers (save the tops and scraps). Cut a pumpkin face out of the orange peppers and cut eyebrows out of the green pepper for Frank. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright and you can see the faces).

4.In a bowl, mix the browned turkey, cooked brown rice, 1 1/2 cans tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning and pour over the stuffed peppers. Top them with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

5.Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven until the peppers are tender.

While they are baking… take the tops of the green peppers and cut the edges to look like Frankenstein’s hair. Do this with kitchen scissors…it’s a lot easier that way. We couldn’t think of a way to make the hair black other than charing it and that wouldn’t look good. They ended up being a darker green anyways so it turned out just fine. We cut raisins in three to make the mouth and used them for his pupils. We attached them with just a little bit of cream cheese. You could just cut the mouth out as well and skip the raisins. Take the inside pepper scraps and cut out Frankenstein’s eyes and electrodes.

I never thought in a million years that my boys would ever eat peppers, but this sure did the trick and they thought it was such a treat!:) We hope that you like them as well!

You can view all of our other Halloween fun food HERE!

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19 comments

  1. hehe these are so cute!!!

  2. Thanks…they are so fun and easy to make!

  3. ADORABLE! I love playing with food…lol. And so does my son. We've been growing peppers in our garden; this would be a good way to use some of them up! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    amy
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

  4. Super cute. I especially like the orange one. I'm pinning it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is awesome! I've never tried to make stuffed peppers but I just might do this one.

  6. All I can say is WOW!!!!!

  7. I'm hosting a Fall Snack challenge and these little guys would be perfect for the theme! I'd be so excited if you'd link up!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-2.html

  8. Just linked it up…thanks!

  9. How cute is this? I have seen some really cute food lately all over blogland, and almost every time, it leads back to your site. Great job mom!

  10. Adorable. Really. I love that you use food as your canvas. Your sons must look forward to every meal…I just started doing bento boxes for my little guy. I need to look around here for some more ideas!

    If you want I'm throwing a party in honor of the greatest holiday: Halloween Link Party @ momnivore's dilemma.

    Hope to see your spooky stuffed peppers there!

  11. What a great idea. I bet they would increase the odds of kids eating their veggies.

  12. That's just too adorable-love it:@)

  13. Oh my goodness, I just love these, so fun!

  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    -Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  15. What a fun idea! I think my husband would like these! LOL

  16. These are so cute! I featured them on my blog here:
    http://bingecrafter.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-crafts.html
    Hope you'll stop by & maybe grab my button.
    TFS!
    Angela
    bingecrafter.blogspot.com

  17. I saw this linked up on another blog post and thought that it was the coolest idea! My son would LOVE this!

    Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on Creative Me Monday Hop over and say hi if you get a chance Jennifer from Just Wedeminute

  18. Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  19. I am sooo going to make these this weekend!

    Love your blog Jill!