skinny taco stuffed peppers recipe serves 4 serving size 1/2 green pepper under five ingredents

Making Mexican dishes that are low-carb and delicious isn’t an easy task. Let our Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers mix up a meal that could be mundane!

skinny taco stuffed peppers recipe serves 4 serving size 1/2 green pepper under five ingredents view with tomato and sour cream

These aren’t your grandma’s stuffed peppers packed with beef, rice, and ketchup! Instead, fill these up with delish ground turkey, salsa and cheddar cheese and you’ll have a bold burst of flavor in every single bite!

skinny taco stuffed peppers recipe serves 4 serving size 1/2 green pepper under five ingredents view with single green pepper

If you’re a stuffed pepper fanatic like me, you have to also try our Skinny Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers. Trust me, these don’t disappoint either!

Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1/2 green pepper + filling

Ingredients

  • 2 large green peppers, halved lengthwise + seeded
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup tomato salsa
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings:
  • reduced-fat sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • diced avocado
  • hot sauce
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • *Optional toppings are not included in nutrition calculations.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp of water and the seasoning to the turkey and stir.
  4. Add salsa. If meat seems too dry, add a little more. Turn heat to low when turkey is heated thoroughly.
  5. Add cheese and mix well.
  6. Cut green peppers in half, top to bottom. Cut a semi-circle around the stem and remove the stem and seeds in one cut. Or leave the stems on like in the photo, up to you!
  7. Repeat until you have four halves.
  8. Place halves two at a time in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. The "skin" will lose a little brightness after the cook. (Beware, the peppers are slippery- tongs are helpful!)
  9. Place peppers in a baking dish open side up and fill with your meat mixture.
  10. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Place on plates and sprinkle with the toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1/2 green pepper + filling):

Calories: 195

Fat: 3g

Carbohydrates: 4g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 19g

Sugars: 1g

Sodium: 273mg

Vitamin A: 3%

Vitamin C: 0%

Calcium: 8%

Iron: 0%

WWP+: 3 points

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