Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
6 servings
43 min

Looking for some new "taco Tuesday" inspiration this week?! Step outside of your taco shell comfort box and give these taco turkey stuffed peppers a try! They are healthy, easy and totally satisfying. They even have a surprise ingredient...pumpkin!

The pumpkin adds a sneaky boost of nutrition and depth of flavor. Pumpkin provides fiber, which promotes gastrointestinal health along with satisfaction, and vitamin A to assist with eye health. The best part is that my family never even knew it was in there!

Utilizing peppers instead of taco shells is a nutrient dense, low carb way to enjoy tacos. Bell peppers provide a ton of immune boosting vitamin C as well as other antioxidants to help you stay well this winter.

I hope you and your family enjoy this healthy twist to taco night in your house!

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 33 Minutes Total time: 43 min
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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, or green), cut in half and deseeded
  • 10oz can of Rotel, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tbsp. Chili powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Avocado, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, and/or salsa for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place pepper halves in casserole dish and spray with cooking spray.
Bake for 25 minutes.
While peppers are baking, heat a skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil, ground turkey, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook until turkey is no longer pink.
Add Rotel and pumpkin, stirring until fully combined.
When peppers are done, spoon turkey mix into each pepper and top with cheddar cheese.
Bake for additional 8 minutes.
Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
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  • Gale Gale on Jan 14, 2021

    Sounds good Can you substitute squash fir the pumpkin

    • Kaci: Thesouthernrd Kaci: Thesouthernrd on Jan 14, 2021

      Hi Gale, I am sure that would be just as delicious as long as it is pureed squash. I hope it turns out for you.

  • Connie Connie on Jan 13, 2023


    Love the idea, a little bit of changes and my vegetarian grandson will love it. Thanks