Sweet Pepper Poppers

Steph Wagner

March 7, 2016

Sweet Pepper Poppers


Bariatric friendly bell pepper nacho recipe

I love mini sweet peppers. I always pick up a bag at Aldi and keep them on hand for a crunchy treat! This simple meal using taco meat is a perfect marriage of lean protein and low-starch veggie. It’s one of our favorites!

If you’ve had a Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or any other weight-loss surgery, you’ll love these bariatric sized Sweet Pepper Poppers!


Sweet Pepper Poppers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Oven Baked
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 bag mini sweet bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey and add taco seasoning per package instructions.
  • Spread bell pepper halves in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Spoon ground turkey evening between pepper halves.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over tops. Place in heated oven for 5 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and remove to serving plate. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with salsa.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pepper Poppers
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 580mg25%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 627IU13%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.