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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Making these taco stuffed peppers could not be easier. This simple dinner recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesdays and even the busiest of weeknights!

One of the best things about making these taco stuffed peppers is that they include a lot more vegetables than regular tacos.

When I'm looking for ways to hide some veggies in plain sight I make these for dinner! My kids love them and are able to help make them since it's a very simple recipe.

A pin showing the finished taco stuffed peppers with the title in the middle.

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Here's what you will need to make these super simple taco stuffed peppers:

We will be using really simple ingredients to make these wholesome and delicious taco stuffed peppers. It's similar to a regular stuffed pepper recipe but with a southwestern flair.

You can use whatever color bell peppers you like. We used orange or yellow ones since they're usually nice and mild. If you have green or red bell peppers on hand, they'll work just as well.

A top down look at two of the finished taco stuffed peppers ready to serve.

If you don't like Greek yogurt you can use sour cream for topping it's just as delicious and has the same consistency so no worries there!

I usually serve these peppers with all the taco fixings and let everyone top theirs however they want. If you like salsa, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and extra cheese with your tacos add that as you see fit on top of your finished taco stuffed peppers!

  • 3 peppers (mixed colors)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp chipotle seasoning
  • Greek yogurt (as needed)
  • Fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
A look at the finished stuffed peppers on a platter ready to be served

How to make southwest stuffed peppers:

This is a really simple recipe. If you have tweens or teens in the house that like to cook or help in the kitchen this is a really great recipe for them to make. It's simple to set up and there's very little room for error here!

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown ground beef, drain
  3. Add cream cheese, ground beef, chipotle seasoning to a bowl and mix together
  4. Cut 3 peppers in half and remove seeds
  5. Add ground beef mixture to halved peppers
  6. Top with cheese
  7. Place into oven for 15 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro. Serve with a scoop of Greek yogurt
A horizontal look at the tray with finished taco stuffed peppers on it with cilantro and limes.

Can I prep this recipe in advance?

You can definitely prep these taco stuffed peppers in advance for meals throughout the week. I wouldn't plan on freezing them because the peppers will not hold up well to being baked and then frozen before reheating.

I try to avoid freezing recipes that need to be baked and then reheated that include a lot of dairy products. They just don't reconstitute well after being frozen. That being said, these hold up well in the refrigerator so you can definitely use some for leftovers or lunches throughout the week!

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

I love to make stuffed peppers and taco recipes so this recipe is a big hit in our house. If you've enjoyed them these are some other recipes you will also love!

A close up view of the finished baked southwest peppers recipe.

Try out this Instant Pot stuffed peppers to save time. And if your kids don't love the texture of whole peppers, they will love my stuffed pepper soup!

For more taco-related dinner, here's a big list of Taco Tuesday recipes. Try my homemade taco seasoning too.

A pin showing the finished taco stuffed peppers with the title in the middle.
Yield: 6

Taco Stuffed Peppers

A horizontal look at the tray with finished taco stuffed peppers on it with cilantro and limes.

Making these taco stuffed peppers could not be easier. This simple dinner recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesdays and even the busiest of weeknights!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 peppers (mixed colors)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle seasoning
  • Greek yogurt (as needed)
  • fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*
  2. Brown ground beef, drain
  3. Add cream cheese, ground beef, chipotle seasoning to a bowl and mix together
  4. Cut 3 peppers in half and remove seeds
  5. Add ground beef mixture to halved peppers
  6. Top with cheese
  7. Place into oven for 15 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro.
  9. Serve with a scoop or drizzle of Greek yogurt

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 1842mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

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