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Mini Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos

These Mini Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos are a delicious snack or dinner that is both filling and delicious.  With very few ingredients, these can be made quickly for a nutritious meal that is Paleo and full of healthy nutrients.  Enjoy!

For whatever reason, I’ve recently been craving ground turkey.  While it is a fairly strange commitment, I never been able to tackle many tasty recipes with this healthy meat, but I’ve been wanting to give it another shot.  While a delicious snack, these Mini Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos  were perfect for a dinner that filled us up and made us feel comfortable with our healthy decisions.

Prepping for an early dinner post-workout, Ray and I made these in under 30 minutes.  Paired with a glass of wine, they were the ideal way to bring a protein into our diet without bringing in too many unhealthy carbs or “bad” calories like some of our go-to taco nights.  These will definitely be in our usual rotation as of today!


Mini Ball Pepper Turkey Nachos

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 Medium to Large Peppers (any color)
  • Ground Turkey (1 lb)
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • Optional Toppings – parmesan cheese, onions, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, anything else you might be interested in


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and slice the peppers into small slices on a pan covered in foil.
  2. Heat ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat until fully cooked through.  Add taco seasoning and mix well.
  3. Evenly distribute the “taco meat” (ground turkey mixture) on each pepper slice and add any relevant toppings.  Put in the oven for 15 minutes on the middle shelf.  Serve warm.



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  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    This is such a great idea!! I loved traditional stuffed pepper too! Definitely one of my favorite recipes.

    May 17, 2016 at 6:39 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      So delicious – and I love anything made in under 30 minutes flat! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

      May 17, 2016 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    What a fun and easy idea! Love that you used bell peppers as tortilla chips 🙂

    May 17, 2016 at 7:20 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      A simple alternative, but so tasty! Plus, if something can make nachos healthy, I’m game, ha! Hope to see you, soon. 🙂

      May 17, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Dasha

    OMG! Now I’m starving. I can’t wait to try this recipe.


    May 17, 2016 at 11:35 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ha – I know, right!? Hope you love it!

      May 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Emmaly Knecht

    Delicious and healthy!! Great for memorial day weekend!

    May 17, 2016 at 11:57 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Such a good call! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

      May 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Jill

    mmm looks so good!
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    May 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      They’re delicious! 🙂

      May 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply ~ carmen ~

    What an interesting spin on nachos. While I don’t eat meat, I feel like I could totally integrate this somehow with an alternative. :]

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    May 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Absolutely! A huge variety of veggies would be delicious. 🙂

      May 18, 2016 at 6:41 am
    • Reply Amber


      I tried them with black beans (or you could do refried beans) and they were really good!

      June 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm
      • Reply semisweettooth

        That sounds delicious!! I’m definitely in – I’ll try that out shortly. Yummin!! 🙂

        June 6, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Rachel @the dessert chronicles

    These look like such a perfect healthy dinner. Adding them to my “recipes to try” list asap!

    May 18, 2016 at 9:07 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      So delicious and simple to make! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

      May 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Amber

    I did a version of this with jalepenos instead of bell peppers and beans. There were some of the best nachos I’ve had! Thanks for the great idea!


    June 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Nice!! I’m a bit afraid of the spice personally, but I bet the general public would be a HUGE fan!! 🙂

      June 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

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