Healthy Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Find healthy, delicious stuffed pepper recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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Slash the calories and carbs of traditional stuffed peppers by swapping white rice for cauliflower "rice." The riced cauliflower is hearty and won't turn to mush during baking. Use an assortment of red, yellow, orange and green peppers to make an appealing presentation.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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Mounding a classic Philly cheesesteak mixture in a colorful bell pepper and melting cheese on top is an easy way to skip the bread and cut the carbs.

Air-Fryer Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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Stuffed peppers are a classic family meal--and they're fun to eat, too. Instead of roasting the sweet peppers in the oven, use an air fryer to get them crisp-tender but not soggy.

Chicken Parmesan & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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Chicken Parm gets a fun low-carb and gluten-free twist with these cheesy stuffed peppers with chicken and quinoa. Serve with a salad for a healthy dinner that's easy to prep too.

Spanakopita Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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These stuffed bell peppers have a filling inspired by the Greek spinach pie, spanakopita, but you don't have to worry about working with phyllo, so they're great for an easy vegetarian dinner.

Ratatouille-Stuffed Peppers with Arugula-Farro Salad

This vegetable-packed dinner features the heat-loving produce that thrives before the cooler nights of fall set in.
By Jennifer Kushnier

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chili

Rating: 4 stars
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Sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with this simple chili recipe. Add one more chipotle pepper if you want to spice up this healthy sweet potato recipe.

Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.71 stars
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Lean ground turkey makes a moist, low-fat substitute for the ground beef that's usually found in stuffed pepper filling. To add a nutty flavor and boost the nutrition even further, we call for cooked brown rice, but this recipe will also work with white rice.

Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Bake up omelets in a pepper for a healthy, veggie-packed breakfast. Sweet bell peppers are filled with a cheesy egg filling with all the fixings of a classic Denver omelet. If you're cooking for a crowd, this recipe is easy to double!

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.77 stars
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Aromatic savory-and-sweet stuffed peppers are a satisfying supper, thanks to lean beef, brown rice and bell pepper in each bite. Serve with rainbow chard sautéed with olive oil, garlic and parsley.

Smoked Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4 stars
1
Zucchini holds a flavorful filling of smoky sausage, brown rice and red bell pepper in this healthy dinner recipe. Opt for smoked paprika if you want to give your zucchini an extra burst of smoky flavor.

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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In this healthy stuffed peppers recipe, a delicious jambalaya filling of chicken and Cajun spices gets baked inside of bell peppers. Traditional jambalaya is made with green bell peppers, but you can use green, yellow, or orange peppers (or a mix) for this dish. Look for bell peppers with even bottoms, so that they stand upright on their own.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Stuffed Peppers
See how we make this dinnertime classic healthier with lean turkey and brown rice.
Healthy Baked Jalapeño Poppers
With this simple cooking trick, you can make crispy jalapeño poppers—without frying—in your oven.

Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers

Rating: 5 stars
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In this healthy take on a turkey enchilada recipe, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell rather than tortillas to pack an extra serving of veggies into this meal. If you can't find poblano peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers instead.