Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

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Sure – nachos taste delicious, but they usually don’t rank very high on the list of nutritious, wholesome recipes. Luckily, you can satisfy your cravings for this classic Tex-Mex snack without worrying about your waistline. Our bell pepper nacho boats sub in low-carb bell peppers for ordinary carb-laden tortilla chips, allowing you to slash the carbs and calories.

Easy, Low-Carb, and Totally Delicious!

Simply stuff the wholesome combination of flavors and textures into nutrient-rich pepper boats! This tasty swap, along with delicious ingredients like lean ground meat, savory spices, juicy salsa, and melted cheddar cheese, will allow you to feel like you’re indulging, without negatively impacting your waistline!

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Low-Carb Nachos made kid-friendly.

Whether you’re looking for a tasty weekday snack, Superbowl appetizer, or are simply searching for a way to switch up taco Tuesday, these bell pepper nachos will do the trick!

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5 from 1 vote

Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

This healthy spin on a classic Tex-Mex snack will satisfy your cravings without impacting your waistline!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Keto, Low-Carb
Servings: 9
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Gale Compton

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
  • 3/4 cup salsa, no sugar added
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 3 bell peppers

Instructions

  • Remove seeds, core, and membrane from bell peppers then slice each one into 6 vertical pieces where they dip down. Set sliced bell peppers aside.
  • Cook ground turkey over medium-high heat, breaking up as it cooks. Cook until the turkey loses it's pink color and is cooked through. Drain off any fat.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine cooked turkey with spices and salsa. Evenly distribute mixture into the bell pepper boats, top with cheese.
  • Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are hot. Optional ingredients: sliced Jalapeno peppers, diced avocado, fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream, or sliced green onions.
  • NOTE: If you prefer much softer bell peppers, add a few tablespoons water to the bottom of a large casserole dish, add filled nachos, cover tightly with foil and bake 15 minutes.

Notes

This recipe makes 18 nacho boats.

Nutrition

Serving: 2nacho boats | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg

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We’d love to hear what you think about these nacho boats! Let us know in the comments section below.

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2 Comments on "Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats"

  1. Tiffany  August 8, 2020

    5 stars
    Big hit at our house, my 4 and 6 year old said to make them again! Are you able to save any extras, if so how?

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  August 9, 2020

      Tiffany, YEAH!!! When the kids like a recipe it’s a win win!!! 🙂

      Reply

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