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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

A delicious Mexican inspired dinner ready in under an hour.  Taco seasoned lean ground turkey and pinto beans stuffed into red bell peppers and topped with cheese.  
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 3 Red Bell Peppers
  • ¼ Large White Onion
  • 1 Jalapeno, (Remove seeds to make less spicy)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound 93% Fat Free Ground Turkey
  • 2 Cups Canned Pinto Beans
  • ¼ Cup Quick & Easy Tomato Chipotle Salsa, (Or your favorite jarred salsa)
  • 1 ½ Cups Reduced Fat Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder, (Or Regular Chili Powder)
  • 1 Teaspoon Mexican Oregano, (Or Regular Oregano)
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper, To taste
  • Cilantro, For Garnish (Optional)
  • Reduced Fat Sour Cream, For Garnish (Optional)


  • Make Quick & Easy Tomato Chipotle Salsa according to recipe instructions.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • Dice onion and jalapeno, then set aside.
  • Mince garlic, then side aside.
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat and add oil.
  • Sauté onion and jalapeno for 7 minutes, until tender.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  • Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking up meat into small pieces.
  • Add salt, pepper, chipotle chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
  • Add pinto beans and salsa.
  • Cook until well combined, then turn off heat.
  • Cut off the stems of the bell peppers. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds.
  • Lay the bell peppers in the cast iron skillet.
  • Scoop the turkey bean mixture over each bell pepper.
  • Put toothpicks in the peppers so they stick up, and cover the skillet with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from oven and top peppers with cheese; bake for another 5 minutes until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with cilantro and sour cream.


Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 6, ½ Pepper Per Serving- (3 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 101 FAT: 7.8 SATURATED FAT: 3.7 CARBS: 1 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 0.2 PROTEIN: 7