Low-Carb Pepper Nachos

Is it Friday yet!? Monday, I was backing out of the driveway to go to the Y and got a flat tire. DISCLAIMER: I do not consider myself a great driver. When I drive our truck I park where no one else is, just in case! However, I have never been in an accident or been pulled over (knock on ALL THE wood!). I did lose TWO mufflers while driving, but that doesn’t count (just really really weird). Anyways, there were workers for the basement here and one of the guys had their lunch box kind of over the line I usually drive on, so I cut the wheel a little more than usual and my front wheel just caught the ditch. Anthony had to change the tire, which made him late to a meeting. Not a fun morning.

Then I go to get a replacement tire and they are on back order for 8 weeks and no one from here to Tennessee seems to have one, so I ended up having to get 4 new tires! My Jeep has 5,000 miles on it so we didn’t want to trade in 3 perfectly good, brand new tires. We kept the 3 and will get the 4th eventually, so we have basically a brand new set when we need them again. But that was my first really expensive OOPS!

Back to the pepper nachos…

We have been trying to eat low-carb during the week, and this is a perfect family friendly meal! Hailey wanted to take a picture of all the peppers!

I had little helpers with cutting them too!

Start with five peppers and cut each pepper into sixths. Minus one or two that the girls and I may have eaten as we prepped, we had about 28 little pepper boats for nachos.

Preheat the oven too 400 degrees. Sauté onions and garlic in a pan.

Then, brown one pound of ground turkey in the pan with the onions and garlic, and after browned, add a can of diced tomatoes and a packet of taco seasoning.

Fill the peppers with the turkey mixture and add desired toppings. We added cheese, olives and jalapenos on some for me!

Since we put onions and tomatoes in the turkey, we didn’t need to add much, but there are a ton of options for toppings: cheese, tomatoes, onions, black olives, jalapenos, black beans, avocado, cilantro, bacon…and probably so many more!

Bake for 10 minutes.

We served ours with sour cream on the side and then it was time to dig in!

Hailey loved them and finished her whole plate and some!

Aurora also ate a ton and was as messy as ever. She had some cottage cheese on the side because I wasn’t sure how many peppers she would eat, but she did really good!

Pepper Nachos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 5 peppers any color
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Cut peppers into 6 small pieces per pepper

  3. Lay peppers on a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or cook spray

  4. Sauté onions and garlic in a pan

  5. Add ground turkey to the pan and brown

  6. When browned, add diced tomatoes and taco seasoning

  7. Top peppers with turkey mixture

  8. Top with cheese and other desired toppings

  9. Bake for 10 min

  10. Serve with a sour cream and enjoy!

I hope you all enjoy these as much as we do!