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Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Krista @
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Poultry Recipes, Easy Healthy Recipes, Dinner Ideas


Cheesy Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers filled with tex-mex flavor and covered in melty cheese. These gluten free Stuffed Peppers make an absolutely delicious healthy weeknight dinner for the family.



  • 1 tablespoon grape see oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 14 oz. can low sodium black beans
  • 14 oz. can low sodium fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup mild red enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • 45 bell peppers, halved
  • 810 tablespoons shredded mexican cheese
  • Optional Garnish: sliced avocado, diced red onion, fresh cilantro, green onions, or jalapeƱos


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut bell peppers in half. Remove seeds and membranes. Place on a baking sheet or in a 9×13″ pan.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add grape seed onion and onions. Saute until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Next add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, until the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add in the ground turkey. Cook turkey until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Then add in the black beans, diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro and salt to taste. Stir and let cook for 2-3 minutes until all the flavors are combined.
  6. Stuff each pepper with the ground turkey enchilada mixture. Cover the pan with tin foil.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove peppers from oven. Remove the tin foil.
  9. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoons of shredded mexican cheese. bake for 3 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. Top with desired toppings: sliced avocado, diced red onion, fresh cilantro, green onions, or jalapeƱos


  • Serving Size: 2 peppers
  • Calories: 343
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 1618 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 72 mg