These healthy stuffed peppers have a Mexican flare, and the recipe uses clean ingredients. When you want an easy meal prep dinner idea, look no further than this recipe for Mexican stuffed peppers!
In my second year or so of blogging, I created a recipe for stuffed bell peppers that everyone really seems to enjoy (link below). But it had been a long time since I even made my own recipe, and because I needed to come up with new ideas for this blog all the time, I thought it would be fun to make stuffed bell peppers with a twist. This recipe for Mexican stuffed peppers is the result.
They went over huge in my house. Mini Chef has never been so eager to eat a bell pepper. I was truly impressed. I left the cheese off for myself, and this would even work for those eating grain-free/paleo if you leave the corn out. This recipe is really quite flexible, so adjust it any way you like.
These wonderful, healthy stuffed peppers have just enough Mexican flare to make dinner super delicious! Serve half of one of these bad boys with a salad for a fabulously filling meal!
Other Healthy Stuffed Peppers Recipes:
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
- 3 large red bell peppers
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 15 oz. can tomato sauce (or a jar of your favorite salsa)
- 3 tbsp. grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese variety you prefer)
- fresh, chopped cilantro ( for garnish – optional)
- Cut the tops off your bell peppers, remove the stems and chop up the lids. Set aside.
- Sauté the onions first with the coconut oil, then add the turkey in a skillet and cook until just browned. Add the spices, chopped pepper tops and corn and continue cooking until the meat is finished. Don’t overcook it as it still needs to bake in the oven.
- Stuff the peppers tightly with the meat filling.
- In a small casserole dish, pour the tomato sauce into the bottom of the dish, then place your peppers upright. The casserole dish should be small enough to fit the peppers tightly so they stand upright for baking.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp. cheese onto of each pepper, then place the baking dish in the oven.
- Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. These taste best if the peppers are not overcooked. They should still be slightly firm when done.
- Cut pepper in half, sprinkle with fresh, chopped cilantro and serve.