Southwestern ground turkey stuffed peppers on a white plate with a fork and some baby spinach

Southwestern Turkey Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour
  • yield Yield: 8 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


No one can resist the savory goodness packed into these Southwestern Turkey Stuffed Peppers. They’re easy to make with ground turkey, fire roasted tomatoes, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese and more!



  • 1 1/2 lb. of ground turkey
  • 1 T. cilantro
  • 1 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of onion, diced
  • 1 cup of corn (I used frozen)
  • 1 can of black beans, low sodium (15oz), drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 4 red peppers, halved & seeds removed
  • 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes with garlic, drained
  • 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, cilantro, chili powder, onion, corn, poblano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Once combined add drained black beans and gently mix, so as not to crush the beans. In an 11×17 baking dish, arrange red pepper halves face up. Add  about 3/4 cup of turkey mixture to each red pepper half.
  3. Next, evenly top each stuffed peppers with drained fire roasted tomatoes. Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 25 minutes until uncovered. Remove from the oven. Top each pepper with cheese and place back in the over for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Keywords: easy stuffed peppers, ground turkey stuffed peppers, healthy stuffed peppers