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Mini bell pepper nachos are the perfect healthy meal or snack that you are going to want to make on repeat! These low carb nachos are packed with flavor and so simple to make!

FAQS

WHAT ARE THE BEST HEALTHY NACHO TOPPINGS

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped romaine lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Sliced jalapenos (fresh or jarred)
  • Sliced olives
  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Roasted corn (frozen and defrosted or fresh)
  • Refried beans or black beans
  • Dairy free sour cream or yogurt

ALTERNATIVES TO GROUND TURKEY FOR HOMEMADE NACHOS

  • Ground beef
  • Ground lamb
  • Ground bison
  • Ground chicken
  • Chopped mushrooms and walnuts (like the filling for these stuffed zucchini boats)
  • Lentils and rice
  • Black beans

IF YOU CAN’T FIND MINI PEPPERS

If you cannot find mini peppers at your store, you can cut up bell peppers into thick strips and bake them the same way as the mini peppers and they will work just as well.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER GROUND TURKEY

Depending on how much you stuff your nachos, there may be some leftover ground turkey. This goes great on taco salads, on burrito bowls (with cilantro lime cauliflower rice), served with plantain chips for a different kind of nacho or stuffed in tacos or burritos the next day!

CAN THESE PALEO NACHOS BE REHEATED

Yes! You can store these paleo nachos in the fridge for up to 3 days after cooking.

To reheat, simply reheat in the microwave (1:30 minutes or so until hot) or in a 400F oven for 7-10 minutes until hot. I like to use the toaster oven for this!

PALEO MINI PEPPER NACHOS

Mini pepper nachos are the perfect healthy dinner or snack food! This kid friendly recipe is so fun to eat and is naturally low carb, paleo, Whole30, keto, dairy free and gluten free! Ready in under 20 minutes and great for parties too!
Prep Time: 6 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 18 mins

Servings: 4

GUIDED RECIPE VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 small packages mini peppers – organic if possible
  • 1 pound ground turkey – see alternatives below
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1/2- 1 cup organic salsa
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • non-stick spray – avocado oil, olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Slice the peppers length wise, then remove the stem and seeds. Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up. Spray with non-stick spray (avocado oil or olive oil spray).
  • Place peppers in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add ground turkey and allow to cook through, breaking up the turkey into small pieces.
  • Cook about 7 minutes, until no longer pink.
  • Add the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, organic salsa and pinch of salt. Allow to cool slightly while waiting on peppers to finish.
  • Stuff the peppers with a small spoon once they come out of the oven. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Add your favorite toppings. Serve hot or at room temperature.

NOTES

When cutting the mini peppers in half, you want to think about filling the peppers with filling before cutting them. You may initially think that cutting them so they are wide and flat is best (I certainly did), but actually cutting them so they are more domed and thinner is best.Alternatives to ground turkey for homemade nachos:

  • Ground beef
  • Ground lamb
  • Ground bison
  • Ground chicken
  • Chopped mushrooms and walnuts (like the filling for these stuffed zucchini boats)
  • Lentils and rice
  • Black beans

What if you can’t find mini peppers?If you cannot find mini peppers at your store, you can cut up bell peppers into thick strips and bake them the same way as the mini peppers and they will work just as well.Storage:Store in airtight container up to 3 days in the fridge. Reheat in microwave (1:30 minutes) or preheated 400F oven for 7-10 minutes. 

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