Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey “Nachos”

Loaded mini bell pepper nachos – game changer!! These low-carb nachos are loaded with turkey taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings!

Would I make these for an appetizer? You bet! I made these for an entree (serving size) and this was perfectly good as well!

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6 servings, Serving Size: 7 nachos


25 m


healthy, mexican


    • olive oil spray
    • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/4 onion, minced
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup chicken broth
    • 21 mini rainbow peppers, halved and seeded (about 13 oz seeded)
    • 1 cup sharp shredded Cheddar cheese
    • 2 tbsp light sour cream, thinned with 1 tbsp water
    • 2 tbsp sliced black olives
    • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin (optional)
    • chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking try with parchment or aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil.
  2. Spray oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic and cilantro and saute about 2 minutes, add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and chicken broth, mix well and simmer on medium for about 5 minutes, 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 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream and cilantro. Serve immediately.


6 servings, Serving Size: 7 nachos

Amount Per Serving:

Smart Points: 5

Points +: 5

Calories: 187

Total Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: g

Cholesterol: 62mg

Sodium: 418mg

Carbohydrates: 6.5g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 0.5g

Protein: 18g