Sweet Stuffed Pepper Turkey Melt

Serves: 9 Stuffed Peppers

Repurpose leftovers from Thanksgiving—or any other turkey meal—top with melted cheese and serve in a sweet, stuffed pepper for a scrumptious dinner that doesn't scream "leftovers."


  • 9 Medium Sweet Peppers
  • 2 cups veggie sides
  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 1 cup cooked potatoes, mashed
  • 4 cups leftover cooked turkey, diced (or substitute cooked chicken for a slightly different flavor)
  • 1 cup gravy
  • 1 cup shredded Fontina or other melting cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 °F (177 °C).
  2. Slice tops off peppers and reserve; seed and core. Brush skins with olive oil to help brown and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together remaining ingredients except cheese. The mixture should hold together and be a little moist.
  4. Stuff each pepper and top with cheese.
  5. Put on an 11-inch ovenproof grill pan coated with Teflon™ nonstick.
  6. Bake 20 minutes. Serve, or broil an additional 3-4 minutes to brown cheese slightly, if desired.