Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos

by Katie on July 16, 2014

A few weeks ago I attended a Recipe Refresh Challenge put on by Humana Vitality. I worked as a team captain and my team transformed typically unhealthy nachos into something just as tasty but much healthier – Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos!

Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos Recipe

They were SO delicious and SO easy to make! I love me some nachos, but I have to say that I think I like the bell pepper nacho better. The mini peppers provided just the right amount of freshness and crunch.

Whoever thought of using a mini pepper instead of a chip is genius! Pure genius! Why have I never thought to do that?

Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos Recipe

Anyways, these nachos are healthy, but so full of flavor. They have salsa and garlic and cumin and all kinds of great flavors in them. You have got to try them!

Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos

Bell Pepper Turkey Nachos


  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 jalapeño finely chopped and seeds removed
  • 1 lb. fat free ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 bag of mini peppers
  • 3/4 cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 large tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat oil and add garlic, jalapeño and the white parts of the green onions. Cook and stir for about a minute.
  3. Add ground turkey and chili powder and cumin. Cook completely.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the salsa.
  5. Slice the ends off the mini peppers and slice length-wise in two. Remove the seeds and ribs.
  6. Press each half open so they are as flat as possible without breaking.
  7. Arrange on a large baking sheet.
  8. Spoon nacho mixture evenly into each pepper.
  9. Sprinkle with black olives and shredded cheese.
  10. Bake nachos for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, cilantro and the remaining green onions.
  12. Serve warm or at room temperature.

*Recipe and photos thanks to Humana Vitality

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