Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Delicious and healthy mexican turkey stuffed peppers with quinoa. Quinoa provides added protein, fiber and minerals and a delicious new texture!Mexican quinoa stuffed peppers on a red tray.

It has been a week or so since I posted my last post. How are those resolutions coming? I have loved hearing all of “little victories” that you have been having. It has really kept me on track this month with my eating goals. I have been making swaps for healthier foods and having little victories for myself!

One thing that I love to add into my diet is quinoa. It has such a unique texture and has so many health benefits. Not only is it great for supporting weight loss and management, it has protein, fiber and minerals. I loved using this Kroger® Tri Color Quinoa in these stuffed peppers. It added so many benefits but also gave it little pops of color to the peppers.

Mexican quinoa stuffing cooking in a skillet.

So many healthy swaps were made in these peppers and it still added such great flavor. One thing that I love to swap out for my family is turkey meat. They don’t seem to notice a difference and it is leaner and adds more protein.

Another great and easy swap in recipes is Sharp Cheddar reduced fat cheese. A lot of recipes call for cheese and its a great way to reduce calories. I consider recipe swaps that don’t have to compromise on taste huge victories. 🙂

Kroger stuffed pepper ingredients collage.

I absolutely love to make stuffed peppers. It gives everyone their own individual pepper that is stuffed to the brim with goodness. All of the Mexican flavors that our family loves were represented in these peppers. From the heathy veggies to the spices, everything came together perfectly inside of these peppers. They were so delicious and I especially love the bright and fun colors of the peppers.

Close up areal view of mexican quinoa stuffed peppers. Healthier ingredients and big on taste! These peppers were a huge hit with the family. I know that your family will love them just as much as we did and be a hit at your house!

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Delicious and healthy mexican turkey stuffed peppers with quinoa. Quinoa provides added protein, fiber and minerals and a delicious new texture!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 6 large bell peppers red, green, yellow or orange
  • 1 pound Kroger® lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can Kroger® Black Beans 15 oz, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Kroger® petite diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 can Kroger® sweet corn 15 oz
  • 1 cup Kroger® tri-color quinoa uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Kroger® Sharp Cheddar Reduced Fat Cheese divided


  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Slice the tops of the peppers and clean out the membranes. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the lean ground turkey. Right before it is fully cooked, add the red onion and garlic and cook until tender. Remove from heat.
  • Add the tomato paste, black beans, diced tomatoes, sweet corn, quinoa, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and add 1 cup shredded cheese.
  • Scoop the mixture into the insides of the peppers. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the peppers start to soften and the insides are heated throughout.


Serves: 6

Calories521kcal (26%)Carbohydrates56g (19%)Protein40g (80%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat9g (45%)Cholesterol81mg (27%)Sodium423mg (18%)Potassium1218mg (35%)Fiber11g (44%)Sugar10g (11%)Vitamin A1443IU (29%)Vitamin C108mg (131%)Calcium348mg (35%)Iron5mg (28%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword mexican quinoa stuffed peppers, stuffed peppers
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I would love to see more of your recipes but the pop up ads and screen blocking crap is very distracting.

  2. I make a vegetarian version that is similar, but I like the idea of using ground turkey! When I’m feeling particularly lazy I just make the quinoa filling with a low-sodium enchilada sauce and don’t even mess with stuffing the peppers…it’s still great!

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