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RecipeBell Pepper Nachos

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 170
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber:3 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 180 mg

You can’t watch a big game without a plate of cheesy, meaty nachos. In this version, each bite is packed with vitamin-C-rich bell peppers, protein-packed ground meat, lycopene-rich tomatoes, and fiber-rich black beans. And while the chips tend to be an integral part of most classic recipes, your gang will enjoy the sweet crunch of bell peppers and appreciate what they bring to the table (we’re talking color, nutrition and flavor). Go on and dig in to the meaty-cheesy deliciousness. And the crowd goes wild!

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This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 4 to 6 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (90% lean) cooked and mixed with taco seasoning packet (and water), cooked according to directions
  • ½ to 1 cup 2% shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sweet yellow corn
  • ¼ cup light sour cream or non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup mild or spicy salsa
  • ½ cup sliced jalapeños
  • Chopped scallions as garnish

Preheat oven to 375° . Spray a baking sheet with nonstick oil spray. Slice each pepper into quarters, so they’re chip-like (stem and seeds removed). Lay bell peppers on the baking sheet in a single layer. Top with cooked ground turkey mixture, black beans, corn, jalapeños and cheese. Bake about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and top with salsa. Pipe on swivels of light sour cream and garnish with sliced scallions.

For more delicious nacho recipes, try these Sweet Potato Nachos and Apple Nachos!

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D