Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 1 min read

Leftover turkey is cooked with taco seasoning, garlic and onion before being stuffed into bell peppers and topped with cheese. After roasting in the oven, this recipe is a great way to serve up leftovers with a unique presentation.

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 4 bell peppers, tops cut off and core and seeds removed

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 8 ounces shredded leftover turkey

  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium taco seasoning, or to taste

  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, or other cheese

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Step 2

    Place bell peppers on a lined baking sheet and roast, allowing them to slightly soften, while preparing the turkey mixture.

  • Step 3

    In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat the olive oil. Add minced garlic and chopped onion, and cook until golden and fragrant. 

  • Step 4

    Add shredded turkey and incorporate with oil, garlic and onions. Add taco seasoning until the turkey is evenly covered and thoroughly heated.

  • Step 5

    Remove bell peppers from the oven. Carefully fill each pepper with 2 ounces of turkey mixture. Top with 1 ounce of shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

A Healthier Michigan is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
No Personal Healthcare Advice or Other Advice
This Web site provides general educational information on health-related issues and provides access to health-related resources for the convenience of our users. This site and its health-related information and resources are not a substitute for professional medical advice or for the care that patients receive from their physicians or other health care providers.
This site and its health-related information resources are not meant to be the practice of medicine, the practice of nursing, or to carry out any professional health care advice or service in the state where you live. Nothing in this Web site is to be used for medical or nursing diagnosis or professional treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other licensed health care provider. Always consult your health care provider before beginning any new treatment, or if you have any questions regarding a health condition. You should not disregard medical advice, or delay seeking medical advice, because of something you read in this site.