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Stuffed Taco Peppers

One of the summertime favorites are these stuffed taco peppers loaded with meat, sauce and cheese all over flowing with deliciousness. Make these tonight!

One of the summertime favorites are these stuffed taco peppers loaded with meat, sauce and cheese all over flowing with deliciousness. Make these tonight!

Summertime is too hot, too fun, and too busy to worry about slaving over the hot oven for hours. Plus, it’s the season for fresh fruits and vegetables which means lots of time at your local co-op or farmers market. Here in Utah we happen to love La Nay Ferme to gather up amazing produce to make meals like these Stuffed Taco Peppers. And these ones have one of my favorite products of the year, Old El Paso’s Cooking Sauce Packets.  Seriously, we use them alll the time. I already had this recipe in the works when they asked a group of us bloggers to share a recipe so I was ahead of the game!

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A few of us bloggers ran down to La Nay Ferme to check it out and gather up a little deliciousness for our week of meals. I love that they are all about creating quality over quantity and guess what, there isn’t even electricity! That’s right, they are taking things back to how they used to be, real food, done right, enjoyed by all.

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If you live in Utah you can buy your own shares, the workers will gather it up that day (hello freshness!!) and you can pick it up. It’s all on the honor system and people totally respect that. Not only does the produce taste amazing, but it’s always nice knowing that it’s well cared for and super fresh. Plus, it’s supporting local.

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The more we support each other in our local community the more we all grow and our own economy gets better which benefits everyone. We love local.

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If you aren’t in Utah just go find your own markets or co-ops. Trust me, not only will you be supporting local, but picking up fresh fruits and veggies every week also helps you to concentrate on using it every week. In other words, you eat better because you have the produce right there in front of you, it’s fresher which is always more appetizing and you wont want to waste it, so you’ll find ways to use it. I know that sounds a little silly, but try it.

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Go buy something at a farm stand versus the grocery store and I guarantee that your thoughts will be turned to healthier eating habits.

One of the summertime favorites are these stuffed taco peppers loaded with meat, sauce and cheese all over flowing with deliciousness. Make these tonight!

These stuffed taco peppers scream summer. Filled with lean turkey, zucchini, cheese salsa, and creamy sour cream your kids are sure to love them. Plus, you can stick the whole pepper on the grill if you don’t feel like turning the whole oven on. I love any recipe that I can throw onto the grill. I love the smell of grilling food on a warm summer night, and the flavor is so much more full and delicious than just being baked in the oven. But, if you don’t want to grill it the oven still works great. We just pop these suckers in there and sit back and relax while the peppers get all tender and the cheese gets all gooey.

What Is The Difference Between Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers?

Red bell peppers are just ripe green bell peppers.

The color comes from the ripening process.

The brighter the color, the riper the pepper.

The darker the color, the sweeter the pepper is, so, while green peppers are somewhat bitter, red peppers are very sweet.

Are Bell Peppers Good For You?

Bell peppers are rich in many vitamins and antioxidants, especially vitamin C.

Eating bell peppers may have several health benefits, such as improved eye health, and reduced risk of several chronic diseases.

Is Zucchini Good For You?

Zucchini contains zero fat, and is high in water and fiber.

It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and minerals, like potassium and manganese.

Zucchini also contains anti inflammatory properties.

Stuffed Taco Peppers

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One of the summertime favorites are these stuffed taco peppers loaded with meat, sauce and cheese all over flowing with deliciousness. Make these tonight!

Stuffed Taco Peppers

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 pepper halves
One of the summertime favorites are these stuffed taco peppers loaded with meat, sauce and cheese all over flowing with deliciousness. Make these tonight!


  • 3 to 4 bell peppers color of choice
  • 1 Pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • fat free sour cream


  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat.
  • Add a small drizzle of oil and sauté the zucchini until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground turkey.
  • Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks.
  • Add the taco seasoning, stir to combine and allow to cook through, another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400°
  • Cut each pepper in half lengthwise, clean out the seeds and fill with taco meat, zucchini and a sprinkling of cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Serve with sour cream and salsa.


Grilling the peppers adds additional flavor. Just heat the grill to medium heat, add the peppers and grill for 6-8 minutes or until tender and carefully remove from the grill.
left overs can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Taco Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 163
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 56.4mg19%
Carbohydrates 4.1g1%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 2.6g3%
Protein 14.8g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I love stuffed peppers and tacos, so this is perfect! I make a similar recipe in casserole form and it’s always a hit, especially with those that need their peppers chopped up.

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    • oh my gosh! Casserole form is such a fantastic idea!

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  • Mmmm…I could seriously live at farmer’s markets. I love them. Some of them around us are open all year long and of course we’ve got Pike Place. So many fruits and veggies, it’s heaven.

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  • I must make these peppers! The veggies in these pictures are incredible! What a neat post!

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  • These look absolutely wonderful. Hooray for fresh, local produce!

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  • I just made stuffed peppers last night! And now… I want MORE! In taco form, please 🙂

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  • I am all about eating local, however I can! These stuffed taco peppers are an awesome idea. I definitely need to try to make a veg version!

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    • We do veggie versions all the time with zucchini, corn, mushrooms etc. so yummy!

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  • What a great dinner! And such fresh ingredients too!

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  • That looks delicious! Perfect summer evening dinner.

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    • Thanks my sweet friend

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  • I’m totally drooling over these!

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  • Okay, I’m all over this one immediately.

    We have a summer farmer’s market on Sundays that we can walk to in our neighborhood. I absolutely love it. Highlight of my week, for sure.

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  • YESSSSS! These stuffed peppers are awesome! Love that we are on the stuffed recipe channel today!

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  • Oh man, this looks incredible!! I seriously love stuffed peppers 🙂

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  • Mmmm, these look so fresh and delicious! I was just at the farmers market yesterday and whaddya know, I bought all of the produce I need for this recipe. It’s fate! 🙂

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  • What a lovely meal! I think I have everything on hand to make these for dinner.

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  • Stuffed taco peppers sound amazing. I love Mexican food so this is going to be GREAT.

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  • These stuffed peppers look perfect for busy weeknight meals. I love the use of ground turkey too!

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  • I’m on a Mexican food kick this week – these look so good!! Especially since peppers are in season!

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  • These look like some of the best stuffed peppers I have ever seen! I love all the healthy veggies and the Old El Paso Taco seasoning! YUM! I think Old El Paso Taco seasonings are the best of the best!

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  • I think this recipe is the perfect recipe for my kids! They devour anything taco flavored!

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