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Taco Stuffed Peppers

These taco stuffed peppers are a high-protein, high-vegetable meal. Stuffed with ground turkey and loaded with vegetables and taco spices.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Taco Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335kcal
Author Kasey


  • Slow Cooker/Instant Pot
  • Large skillet


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced or 3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning see recipe notes to make your own
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 4 medium bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Once it is hot, add turkey, onions, garlic and mushrooms.
  • Brown the turkey for 5-7 minutes, continually stirring and breaking up the meat with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon.
  • Once the meat is cooked until there is no pink, or until 165 F degrees, add the taco seasoning and the salsa. Stir and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Remove from the heat
  • Pour 1/4 cup water into your slow cooker or instant pot. Place a small metal rack on top of the water.
  • Place the stuffed peppers on the metal rack. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, or until the peppers are tender.
  • Serve the peppers on a plate, topped with a touch of cilantro. Discard the liquid in the slow cooker. Enjoy!


Taco Seasoning Tip: If you don't have taco seasoning, you can make your own. This recipe is enough for this recipe and some extra to save for another meal! Stir all ingredients together completely before using. 
2 tbsp chili powder
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp dried oregano