Turkey stuffed peppers on a lined baking sheet with avocado crema drizzled on top

Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour
  • yield Yield: 6 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican


These spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers are a healthy dinner option that your family will obsess over. Topped with melty cheese and served with a refreshing avocado crema, you’ll savor every bite until there’s nothing left!



For the Stuffed Poblanos

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 6 poblanos, halved and seeds removed
  • 12 tablespoons shredded mexican cheese

For the Avocado Crema

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • garnish: fresh cilanto


Make the Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place sliced poblanos on a baking sheet, cut side up. Roast for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Bring a medium skillet to medium high heat. Add avocado oil and onions. Saute the onions until they are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Next add ground turkey and cook until there is no more pink, approximately 5-6 minutes. Add in cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt and black pepper. Stir to mix all the spices together.
  5. Add black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice to the ground turkey mixture. Mix everything together until well combined.
  6. Stuff each poblano pepper with the turkey mixture, make sure the stuffed side is facing up.
  7. Bake poblanos for another 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle each pepper with 1 tablespoons of mexican cheese. Place poblanos back in the oven and bake for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool.

Make the Avocado Crema

  1. In the meantime, to a small food processor add greek yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt. Blend until mixture is combined and smooth.
  2. Drizzle each poblano with avocado crema.
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro


  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed poblano
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 594 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 57 mg

Keywords: turkey stuffed peppers, stuffed poblanos, easy stuffed peppers