Greek cuisine is known for its vibrant flavors, bold spices, and fresh ingredients. One classic dish that captures all of these elements is Greek stuffed banana peppers. This mouthwatering recipe combines ground beef, fragrant herbs and spices, and creamy feta cheese, all encased in robust banana peppers. Whether you’re an experienced home cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is simple to make and will bring a taste of Greece to your table.


  • 8 large banana peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 8 pitted Greek olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut and discard tops from banana peppers; remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; pat dry.
  2. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in basil; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in olives, cheese, bread crumbs, water, egg substitute and pepper. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Spoon mixture into banana peppers. Place in a 13×9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with tomato sauce. Bake, covered, 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in turkey mixture reads 165° and peppers are tender.

Greek stuffed banana peppers are a classic dish that has been enjoyed for many generations. With its bold flavors, hearty ingredients, and easy preparation, this recipe is perfect for entertaining guests or simply enjoying a delicious family dinner. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients that are essential for maintaining optimal health. So next time you want to try something new in the kitchen, give this recipe a try and discover the magic of Greek cuisine!

Nutrition Facts

  • 2 stuffed peppers: 298 calories
  • 12g fat (3g saturated fat)
  • 72mg cholesterol
  • 431mg sodium
  • 24g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber)
  • 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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