Taco-Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews


  • 1½ pounds baby bell peppers, red, yellow and orange
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, or as needed
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1½ cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sour cream, or to taste
  • ½ cup guacamole, or to taste
  • ½ cup salsa, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Drizzle in 1-2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil. Cook turkey in oil, breaking the meat into small pieces with a spoon as it cooks, until completely browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour water into the skillet. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper over the turkey and stir; continue cooking until the water is largely evaporated, about 5 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and let turkey cool slightly.
  4. Mix turkey, cheese, and green onions together in a bowl.
  5. Cut tops from peppers; remove and discard seeds and membranes. Stuff turkey mixture into the peppers; arrange into muffin cups with filled ends facing up.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the peppers begin to soften and the cheese melts, 20 to 25 minutes; let cool slightly before serving with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.
Mealthy tip:

Use ground turkey, beef, or chicken!


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Caro Hodgin says:

such a fun little app! the kids loved it!

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Julie Carew says:

Took this to a Cinco de Mayo party and it was a huge hit! Super easy and super yummy! Thanks Mealthy!

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Sam Dalton says:

Really delicious baby bell peppers and the ground turkey taco meat was really flavorful. This is a nice switch from the traditional stuffed peppers we normally make.

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Jessica Scott says:

Super delicious! Baby bell peppers are always very flavorful, and combined with ground turkey and seasoning, it made for the best game day party food. I used extra cheese and guac! So good! I'm definitely going to make these again.

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Nick Myott says:

Such an easy dish, full of great flavors. Great for finger food at a party. Big crowd pleaser.

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Stephanie D says:

These are great as an appetizer or finger foods at a casual party. The hardest part was stuffing the mini peppers with the meat. What worked for me was using a baby spoon so that I didn't make a mess spilling the ground turkey mixture everywhere.