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skinny bell pepper nacho boats
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3.43 from 7 votes

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 people
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Gale Compton

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers
  • 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 cheddar cheese reduced-fat, grated

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 |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3