Recipe of the Week: Bell Pepper Nachos

BELL PEPPER NACHOS

SERVES: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 c. salsa, no sugar added
  • 1 c. grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 3 bell peppers

Directions

  1. Remove seeds, core, and membrane from bell peppers then slice each one into 6 vertical pieces where they dip down. Set sliced bell peppers aside.
  2. Cook ground turkey over medium-high heat, breaking up as it cooks. Cook until the turkey loses its pink color and is cooked through. Drain off any fat.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Combine cooked turkey with spices and salsa. Evenly distribute mixture into the bell pepper boats, top with cheese. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are hot.
  5. Remove from the oven and add additional toppings, if desired.
  6. Optional ingredients: sliced jalapeno peppers, diced avocado, fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream, or sliced green onions.