Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers loaded with savory ground turkey, wholesome spinach, and sweet pine nuts. This recipe is easy to make and perfect to take on-the-go!
Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend?? Cody and I had spent ours mostly working on house stuff. We also happened to find a little bit of time to have a much needed date night that (joyfully) involved delicious, unhealthy, carb-loaded pasta! It seems like every Monday I’m on here telling you about how I ate all the eats over the weekend and am now back to detoxing and blah blah blah…but….real life, y’all. 😉
So here we are! Back to the Jar Of Lemons way of eating. And thank goodness, because these Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers are heavenly!
These Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers are great to take on-the-go!
If you follow my Insta stories, you may have seen that the day I made these we had several appointments with contractors at the new house and were going to have ZERO time for dinner. I ended up making these in advance, refrigerating them, and then taking them over to the house to devour while the contractors did their measurements and made their plans.
I did freak out when I couldn’t figure out how to use our new gas oven (I’ve always had electric!) to heat them up, but other than that these Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers turned out to be a GREAT dinner on-the-go!
What You Need to Make Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers:
- Sweet peppers – You can use any but I prefer the red or yellow ones because they’re sweeter
- ground turkey – It’s lean, delicious and gives added protein
- spinach – Full of goodness and adds freshness
- pine nuts – Give a nice texture and crunch
- spices – Cayenne, Paprika, Chili Powder & Cumin, this spice blend gives so much flavor to these peppers and a nice spicy kick
- casserole dish – Here’s the one I recommend
Can You Freeze These Stuffed Peppers?
Yes, You can prepare these peppers in advance (don’t bake them) and store them in the freezer in suitable containers. You can also bake them and store leftovers in the fridge. Enjoy them cold with salad or reheat in the oven.
These stuffed peppers are very versatile and can be adapted with different ingredients to change them up but still keeping them whole 30! Here are some ideas:
- Ground chicken or beef
- Sausage (check for added sugars and make sure whole30 compliant)
- Leftover potatoes
- Green onions
- Fresh homemade salsa
Looking for more Whole30 and Paleo recipes? Try out these Paleo Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls and this Easy Whole30 Breakfast Casserole!
Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers
Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers! These are SO easy to make and perfect for meal prep. Make them in 30 minutes! Also Paleo friendly and gluten free!
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 5 whole peppers
- 1 Tbsp crushed pine nuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cook the ground turkey.
While the ground turkey is cooking, cut the peppers in halves and clean out the middle of each one.
Set one pepper aside and finely chop.
When the turkey is almost finished cooking, add in the spinach and finely chopped pepper.
Add in the ground pepper, cayenne, paprika, chili powder, garlic, and cumin.
Stuff each pepper half with the turkey mixture and top with pine nuts.
Bake for 20 minutes (or until peppers are nearly soft).
Serve hot and enjoy!
Storage - You can prepare these peppers in advance (don't bake them) and store them in the freezer in suitable containers. You can also bake them and store leftovers in the fridge. Enjoy them cold with salad or reheat in the oven.
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