The traditional stuffed pepper is enjoyable to make, however as a substitute of spending time steaming the peppers and roasting them within the oven, why not use an air fryer?? They come out good and crisp and by no means soggy!

Instead of conventional stuffed peppers which might be usually a great deal of tomato sauce, filled with beef, rice and many cheese, we determined to do a enjoyable play on tacos.

Taco Stuffed Peppers

I've by no means actually been a fan of stuffed peppers....however I'm a fan of tacos! So, once we began brainstorming this recipe we knew we wished to make a number of adjustments:

  1. Cut some energy! We use turkey as a substitute of the standard floor beef. Plus, lower the rice. There isn't any must bind collectively the meat.
  2. Change up the flavour! It's Taco Tuesday and we now have this actually craveable selfmade taco seasoning that is calling our names
  3. Keep the pepper from getting soggy! To do that, we stated, "Hello, Air Fryer"! The crunch is not that of a taco shell, however the pepper actually holds up and maintains that bell pepper crunch. If you continue to need the "taco shell" vibes, serve the peppers with some corn chips and even some guacamole
  4. Yes, we're slicing energy, however it nonetheless must be tacky!

What's in these Air Fried Taco Stuffed Peppers?

These peppers are filled with floor turkey, black beans, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. We use much less cheddar cheese by substituting a part of it with cream cheese. This provides the peppers a pleasant creamy texture with all the nice cheddar cheese taste.

It takes lower than 20 minutes to make the peppers, and they are often made forward of time and even frozen for future dinners.

How to Make the Taco Stuffed Peppers

Again, these Taco Stuffed Peppers should not just like the traditional peppers. This is an effective way to vary up a traditional and lower the fats and enhance the flavour. We used selfmade Taco seasoning however retailer bought taco seasoning may also be used.

Cooking the Ground Turkey and Black Beans

Place the bottom turkey in a saute pan. Add the taco seasoning and the black beans and 1/2 cup of water. Cook over medium excessive warmth till the turkey is completed about 5 minutes. When the turkey is totally completed, take away from warmth and stir within the cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Let cool for a couple of minutes.

Preparing the Stuffed Peppers

While the turkey combination is cooling put together the bell peppers. We like to make use of colourful peppers not only a inexperienced pepper. Having a Yellow, Red, Orange and Green pepper mixture makes it a enjoyable dinner. Everyone will get to choose their favourite coloration of pepper!!

Cut the tops off the pepper. Just lower across the steam half. This will make it simple to take away the seeds. Try to chop out as a lot of the white a part of the pepper as doable. Rinse the peppers with cool operating water to take away the remainder of the seeds.

Fill The peppers

Place 1/4 to 1/3 of the turkey combination into every pepper. Place the peppers within the air fryer and prepare dinner for 9 to 10 minutes at 375 levels.

Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle a 1/2 a tablespoon of cheddar cheese on prime of the peppers. Place the peppers again into the air fryer for two to three extra minutes till the cheese is melted.

Serve with corn chips and sprinkled chopped inexperienced onions and/or Cilantro/Parsley on prime of the peppers.

How to make selfmade corn chips

Slice corn tortillas into strips about 1/2 inch broad. Spray the tortilla strips with cooking spray. Sprinkle some salt on prime of the corn chips. Place the tortilla strips in an air fryer. Fry at 400 levels for five minutes.

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Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Peppers - Cheesy Turkey Taco Mix stuffed in bell peppers and air fried to perfection.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese, pepper, Turkey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Belly Laugh Living


  • 4 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey
  • 15 1/2 Ounces Canned Black Beans
  • 3 Ounces Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/3 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese For prime of peppers


  • Place the bottom turkey in a saute pan. Start to prepare dinner the turkey over medium excessive warmth. When the meat begins to brown, add the taco seasoning and black beans. Add 1/2 Cup of water. Continue to saute till the turkey is full cooked and the water has all cooked away. This will take about 5 minutes
    1 Pound Ground Turkey, 15 1/2 Ounces Canned Black Beans, 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • Remove the turkey combination from the warmth. Stir 3 ounces of cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup of cream cheese into the turkey combination. Let cool for a couple of minutes
    3 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, 1/3 Cup Cream Cheese
  • Cut the tops off of the peppers. Cut alongside the highest of the pepper across the stem. Remove the stem. This will take out a lot of the seeds. Using a knife lower out any white pith within the pepper.
    4 Bell Peppers
  • Rinse the peppers with cool operating water to take away all of the seeds. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the peppers within the air fryer basket or dish.
  • Fill the peppers with the turkey combination. Fill every pepper with 1/4 of the combination.
  • Place the peppers within the air fryer and prepare dinner for 9 to 12 minutes at 375 levels.
  • Remove from air fryer and sprinkle 1/2 Tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese on prime of every pepper. Continue to prepare dinner for about 2 minutes.
    2 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese
  • When cheese is melted. Remove from air fryer and serve instantly
  • Top with corn chips, chopped inexperienced onions and/or chopped cilantro/parsley.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4418IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 4mg
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