We had a teacher birthday lunch last week. I wanted to take some different and healthier than I normally take. I have been following Skinny Taste on Instagram and I love her recipes. I am not doing Weight Watchers but if you are, she includes the points on most of her recipes.
I spied these Loaded Mini Bell Pepper Turkey "Nachos" and thought they would be perfect to try. I typically make things that don't have to be assembled at the last minute because I can get pretty busy at preschool. I tried these and I LOVED them. I had a little leftover enjoyed them for dinner. I think this could be a staple in my house. Chris hasn't had them yet but I think he would like them!
Loaded Mini Bell Pepper Turkey "Nachos" (adapted from Skinny Taste)
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 onion, minced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
21 mini rainbow peppers, halved and seeded
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp light sour cream, thinned with 1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp sliced black olives
1 jalepeno, sliced thin (optional)
chopped cilantro, garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Spray cooking spray in a a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and cilantro and saute about 2 minutes - add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder and cumin, cooking for about 4 or 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked through. Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce and 1/4 cup chicken broth, mix well and simmer on medium for about five minutes.
Meanwhile, arrange pepper halves on parchment lined baking sheet, cut-side up and close together. Fill each with ground turkey mixture, ten top with shredded cheese and the optional jalepeno slices. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until cheese is melted . Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream and cilantro. Serve immediately!