Healthy Stuffed Pepper Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Chicken Parmesan & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 5
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.

Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 10
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.
By Carolyn Casner

Air-Fryer Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Spanakopita Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 7
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.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chili

Rating: 4 stars 1
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.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Fajita-Inspired Chicken-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
These chicken-stuffed peppers feature a delicious blend of savory ingredients that closely resemble the flavors of chicken fajitas. The chicken and bean filling fits neatly into a nice, sweet pepper with a cheesy topping. Packaged brown rice makes this dinner super easy, but leftover rice will work just as well!
Karen Rankin
By Karen Rankin

Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
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!
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 2
These healthy Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers are bursting with flavor. The heat from the hot sauce, the tang from the yogurt and the perfectly crisp-tender bell pepper all come together perfectly in this easy low-carb dinner.
Melissa Gray
By Melissa Gray

Stuffed Banana Peppers

These stuffed banana peppers are filled with spicy sausage, tender spinach and Pecorino Romano cheese, with zippy chopped hot cherry peppers to sharpen the flavor. A layer of tomato sauce at the bottom adds a hint of sweetness. If you want to tame the heat, use sweet Italian turkey sausage in place of hot.
By Liz Mervosh

Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
The perfect football-party food, classic jalapeño poppers get a crispy upgrade in an air fryer. Cream cheese tempers the just-right hint of heat from the pepper and Buffalo sauce. To save time, you can stuff the peppers ahead of the party and fry them just before serving.
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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.
Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers
Rating: 5 stars 3

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.