Low Carb Mini Pepper Nachos

The ultimate low carb nachos are made by loading mini peppers with all of your favorite nacho toppings, like cheese and veggies, for a healthy, gluten free & keto recipe, perfect for parties and any game day!

What makes these Mini Pepper Nachos healthier than regular nachos?

First off, there are no chips. Right there you can subtract numerous amounts of carbohydrates and with that extra added calories. You can also substitute a lower fat cheese to subtract calories.

The protein content allows for a healthy serving of 18-25 grams. The recipe calls for ground Turkey but a lean ground beef or chicken can be substituted. Check out the recipe below!


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (can use lower sodium option)

  • 15 oz can corn drained & rinsed

  • 15 oz can black beans drained & rinsed

  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies do not drain

  • 2 lbs mini peppers de-stemmed & sliced in half

  • 3 cups mexican blend cheese (can use lower fat cheese or sharp cheddar)

  • ¼ cup nacho sliced jalapenos

  • 1 whole diced Avocado


  • Add the ground turkey to a large skillet over medium heat, cook 6-7 minutes 

  • Add the taco seasoning, corn, black beans and diced tomatoes with green chilies, continue cooking for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F

  • Arrange the mini peppers on a large baking sheet, cover with the turkey mixture, then the cheese and jalapenos

  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes

  • Remove and top with the optional toppings of your choice