Healthy Sheet Pan Pepper Nachos

Nachos for Dinner!!! This low-carb healthy alternative to nachos is a game changer!

Bell pepper nachos are an easy family fav! Pepper Nachos are packed with all your favorite flavors and fun toppings making them the perfect low carb family go to. Kids will even enjoy eating these, if you allow them to adjust the toppings to their liking. So we allow everyone to build their own toppings to provide a sure crowd pleaser even for the picky eaters! This recipe totally satisfies that munchy food craving in a healthy way, and great for any Fiesta or Football party!!! Load the sheet tray with colorful peppers that take the place of “tortilla chips” all topped with seasoned ground meat, melty cheese, and topped with you fun festive favorites. These crunchy peppers become perfectly tender, so you won’t miss crunch of those chips but you can enjoy these without feeling bad or guilty! Make sure to have fun with your toppings, but remember that the carbs do start adding up so keep that in mind if you’re trying to keep these nachos healthy. Other toppings include shredded lettuce, sliced avocados, guacamole, salsa, jalapenos, olives fresh cilantro, etc.



I often bake half with cheese and half without so people can have the nachos as they choose.


Healthy Pepper Nachos: Serves 6


Ingredients:

  • 6 bell pepper, any color or mini bell peppers (these are usually sold by the bag in the produce section near the full-sized bell peppers) about 3 cups or about 7.9 oz

  • 27 oz ground turkey or shredded chicken

  • 12 oz moderate fat cheese (shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend- is our fav)

  • 2 tbsp low sodium taco seasoning (you can make your own, see ingredients below)

  • Optional Topping:

  • Diced tomato

  • Sliced green onions

  • Olives sliced

  • Sour cream

  • Sliced avocado

  • Chopped cilantro

  • Salsa

  • Jalapenos

  • Shredded Cabbage or lettuce


  • Ingredients for Home Made Taco Seasoning Blend:

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper




Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Heat meat in a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat.

  3. Cook meat till done, add taco seasoning and a little water. Cook for about 1-2 minutes more. Then remove meat from heat.

  4. Slice the ends off each bell pepper and slice lengthwise into chip size pieces. Then remove seeds and ribs.

  5. Using a cookie sheet or individual baking dish, arrange peppers close together in a single layer.

  6. Spoon meat mixture evenly over peppers & layer in this order; peppers, meat, cheese, other topping to be cooked (Tomatoes, onions, etc).

  7. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes or until cheese has melted.

  8. Remove from oven, & top with other toppings not needed to be cooked (cilantro, salsa, sour cream, avocado, olives, etc). Serve (Best eaten when warm)

ENJOY!


1L/1G/1C/0F not including optionals



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