Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Nachos

A Real Game Changer!!

COURSE:  Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
187 Calories (when made with turkey)

PREP TIME:  15 mins
COOK TIME:  25 mins
TOTAL TIME:  40 mins


These low-carb nachos are loaded with turkey (or beef) taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings! * Amazing healthy snack for a holiday party or for an afternoon of football in front of the tube.

  • olive oil spray
  • 1  lb 93% lean ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Three Pepper Ketchup (Original, Spicy, More Spicy)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 21 mini rainbow peppers, halved and seeded (about 13 oz seeded)
  • 1 cup sharp shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin (optional)
  • chopped cilantro

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking tray with parchment or aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil.
  2. Spray oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic and cilantro and sauté about 2 minutes, add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of Three Pepper Ketchup and chicken broth, mix well and simmer on medium for about 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange mini peppers in a single layer, cut-side up close together.
  5. Fill each with cooked ground turkey (or beef) mixture, then top with shredded cheese and jalapeno slices, if using.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream and cilantro.
  8. Serve immediately.
*Original recipe is from