A taco stuffed red bell pepper on a white plate with white background topped with fresh avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime, and red onion.

Taco Stuffed Peppers

These taco stuffed peppers are an easy weeknight dinner packed with flavor and protein! It's an easy Mexican dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

free from: gluten/ wheat, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 246 kcal


  • 3 large bell peppers cut in half, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz) drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional toppings: fresh tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, avocado, pico de gallo, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, etc.
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  1. Slice peppers in half and remove seeds and membranes. Place open side-up in a 9x13" casserole pan. 

  2. Brown turkey in a nonstick ceramic skillet over medium heat. Add black beans, salsa, cheese, chili powder, and lime juice and stir until cheese is fully melted. Season as needed with salt and pepper.

  3. Fill peppers  with turkey mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes until peppers are tender.  

  4. Let cool a few minutes before serving. If desired, top with your favorite toppings: avocado, plain greek yogurt, tomatoes, salsa, cilantro, etc. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include any toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 484mg21%
Potassium 762mg22%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 2525IU51%
Vitamin C 77.6mg94%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.