Mini Bell Pepper Nachos with Turkey Recipe

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Maureen Long Modified: May 16, 2022
Mini Bell Pepper Nachos with Turkey Recipe

How To Make Mini Bell Pepper Nachos with Turkey

Who knew that mini bell peppers could be a nacho alternative? In this simple snack recipe, bell pepper nachos are loaded with turkey and lots of cheese!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • Olive oil spray
  • 1lb93% lean ground turkey
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • ¼onion,minced
  • 1tbspfresh cilantro,or parsley, chopped
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspcumin powder
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼cuptomato sauce
  • ¼cupchicken broth
  • 21mini rainbow peppers,halved and seeded
  • 1cupcheddar cheese,sharp shredded
  • 2tbsplight sour cream,thinned with 1 tbsp water
  • 2tbspsliced black olives
  • 1jalapeno,sliced thin, optional
  • Chopped cilantro,for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line large baking tray with parchment or aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil.

  2. Spray oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic, and cilantro for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin. Cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add ¼ cup of tomato sauce and chicken broth; mix well and simmer on medium for about 5 minutes then remove from heat.

  4. Meanwhile, arrange mini peppers in a single layer; cut-side up close together.

  5. Fill each with cooked ground turkey mixture, then top with shredded cheese and jalapeno slices, if using.

  6. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

  7. Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 346.43kcal
  • Fat: 19.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.79g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.07g
  • Fiber: 7.57g
  • Sugar: 10.75g
  • Protein: 23.86g
  • Cholesterol: 80.08mg
  • Sodium: 610.14mg
  • Calcium: 224.97mg
  • Potassium: 996.78mg
  • Iron: 2.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 174.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 332.89mg
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