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Mexican-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers With Ground Turkey

Course dinner, Meat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 192 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 bell peppers cut in half and seeded
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • The taco sauce:
  • 3 ripe Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  3. Add cumin and chili powder and roast for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes constantly stirring (don’t overcook it)
  5. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes
  6. Add the tomato cubes, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and cook the ground turkey
  8. When the sauce is ready, remove from heat and set aside. Now you can either use the sauce as is, or you can blend it until smooth using a food processor. (Caution: If you decide to blend the sauce, let it cool down beforehand to avoid any injury!)
  9. Pour the sauce into the cooked ground turkey and cook together for 5-6 minutes.
  10. Place the bell pepper halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then fill the pepper halves with the ground turkey mix, top with grated mozzarella cheese. (You can use any other type of cheese, like Monterey Jack or Tex-Mex for more flavor)
  11. Place in the oven for about 25-30 minutes
  12. Let sit a couple minutes before eating
  13. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mexican-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers With Ground Turkey
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2520IU50%
Vitamin C 80.4mg97%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.