Mexican style healthy stuffed peppers

Mexican Healthy Stuffed Peppers

These wonderful healthy stuffed peppers have just enough Mexican flare to make dinner super delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 3 servings
Calories 437 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 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
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (or a jar of your favorite salsa)
  • 3 tbsp. freshly grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese variety you prefer)
  • fresh, chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
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  1. Cut the tops off your bell peppers, remove the stems and chop up the lids. Set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. Stuff the peppers tightly with the meat filling.

  4. 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.

  5. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. cheese onto of each pepper, then place the baking dish in the oven.

  6. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. These taste best if the peppers are not overcooked. They should still be slightly firm when done.

  7. Cut pepper in half, sprinkle with fresh, chopped cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Healthy Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 1227mg35%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 6360IU127%
Vitamin C 214.9mg260%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.