Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes

ground turke stuffed tomatoes

It’s SO cold outside and supposed to be a wintery mix in Birmingham this week so I thought I would try a new recipe. These Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes are a twist on stuffed peppers but healthier made with ground turkey and millet. Millet is a healthy alternative to the more common grains since it is a good source of some very important nutrients, including copper, manganese, phosphorus. It has also been said to help with prevent gallstones, lower type two diabetes and heart protective properties.┬áTo prepare the millet, in a saucepan heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the millet and roast gently until millet starts to turn tan. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed.

Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes

Cook Time:

1 hour, 20 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


4 servings


4 medium fresh tomatoes
1 cup millet
1 lb. ground turkey
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 oz.) can low-sodium tomato sauce
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper


1. Cook millet according to package directions. Set aside.

2. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Discard pulp.

3. Preheat oven to 375F.

4. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey, shallots and garlic over medium heat until turkey is browned. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, thyme and parsley; reduce heat and simmer over low heat 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in millet.

5. Place tomatoes in a lightly greased baking dish. Spoon turkey mixture evenly inside tomatoes. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until tomatoes are roasted.

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