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Stuffed peppers are a healthy and delicious weeknight option! A fun Mexican flavor kick too!

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

Stuffed peppers are so versatile.

It’s one of those meals where it’s all in one.

You have everything stuffed into a pepper.

It’s a brilliant idea.

Although, if you don’t like bell peppers, it’s probably not for you.

Funny thing is, Jason isn’t a fan of big hunks of raw bell peppers but he’s totally fine with these stuffed peppers.

I think it’s because when you cook them down, they get somewhat sweeter and they aren’t as pungent.

I know bell peppers have that distinct flavor and some people don’t really like that.

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

What is this stuffed pepper stuffed with?

  • Ground turkey
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Cheese

What else can you stuff in a bell pepper?

Some people like stuffing rice in their stuffed peppers or quinoa!

Those are great easy grain options if you wanted more filling.

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

Can you use something other than ground turkey?

Yes! If you want this leaner, you could use ground chicken.

Ground beef would make this like a taco; I would suggest going for 90/10 or 93/7 for the ground beef so it won’t be overly oily.

My peppers aren’t softened after 20 minutes

That’s totally okay.

You may just have a thicker bell pepper.

Just keep it in the oven longer.

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

Can you stuff the peppers raw and just have everything cook in the oven together?

If you’re going to do this, I would cook the filling and then stuff them into the raw bell pepper.

I would then bake for 30ish minutes until the bell peppers are softened.

I would also sprinkle the cheese on in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

Stuffed peppers are a great healthy alternative to have a meal! Use the cavity of the peppers and stuff it to your hearts content with the ingredients that you love!

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers with a little Mexican twist!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

For the stuffing:

  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3 large bell peppers, halved, de-seeded
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese, I used Monterrey jack

Instructions

  • On a large baking sheet, place your pepper halves on them, upright and drizzle olive oil all over them and bake them in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until peppers are blistering and getting slightly translusent around the edges. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, in a large skillet, saute your onions in a tbsp or two of olive oil until soft. Then add in the ground turkey. Cook the turkey and onions all the way through and then add the taco seasoning. Stir to combine then add in the beans and corn.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes longer then remove from heat.
  • Take the (cooled) halves of peppers and place them in a small casserole dish then using a spoon, scoop the filling inside the peppers. Overstuffing is a good thing :)
  • Sprinkle a good amount of cheese on top of the filling, enough to cover it all, then place under the broiler on high until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

You can add quinoa and/or any other ingredient you feel like using in the mixture!

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 440 kcal | Carbohydrates: 51 g | Protein: 31 g | Fat: 15 g | Fiber: 11 g | Sugar: 8 g

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner, healthy recipe
Recipe Rating




Barrett

Sunday 17th of January 2021

These stuffed peppers have been in my dinner rotation for a while now and I always forget to comment. They are tasty and easy....I am at the point where I don't need to look at the recipe which I love! I like to serve with sour cream and avocado and my husband puts hot sauce on too. So good. Thank you!

Jasmine

Friday 1st of February 2019

I never thought to add corn and beans into stuffed peppers before. These were GREAT. I also added jalapeño when I was cooking the onions. I will definitely make these again!

Heather Christo

Monday 17th of April 2017

OMG- my old pictures are SOOOOO bad! I should do this too- love the new pictures and what a delicious looking recipe!

Jenny Flake

Monday 17th of April 2017

These look amazing Julie!!

Julie

Monday 17th of April 2017

Funny, I am the total opposite of the commenters you mentioned. While I do appreciate inspiration from seeing new recipes, I have enough to last a lifetime(!) and not a lot of time to read a million food blogs. I have pared WAY down to reading only the ones that share a bit of personality and life stories as well as reliable recipes. Thanks for both!

Julie

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Aw thanks!!