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Taco Stuffed Peppers. This quick and easy dinner recipe is sure to please the whole family! Peppers filled with the best taco meat, topped with cheese, and all the best taco toppings!

Taco Stuffed Peppers on a white plate.

Hey everyone! Serene from House of Yumm back with you today. And I’m sharing these Taco Stuffed Peppers! These are the perfect low carb, easy to make family dinner recipe. I love classic ground beef tacos, but sometimes it’s fun to change things up a bit.

I absolutely love finding new ways to serve up tacos for my family. Serving up taco meat inside veggies is a great way to get more vegetables in their diets. Taco Stuffed Avocados also frequently appear on our menu.

Bell peppers cut in half on a cookie sheet.

How to Make Taco Stuffed Peppers:

  • Cut the peppers in half, and scoop out the seeds and membranes from the inside. It’s easy to do with a spoon.
  • Lay the peppers on a baking sheet and bake them to soften.
  • While the peppers bake, prepare the taco meat. I recommend my recipe for the Best Ground Beef Taco Meat.
  • Once the peppers are softened and the ground beef is prepared then spoon the taco meat into the peppers, top with cheese. You can bake for a couple additional minutes to melt the cheese if desired.
  • Top with any desired toppings and enjoy!

Six Taco Stuffed Peppers on a cooking sheet.

This recipe is written for 3 bell peppers. You can use any color that you prefer. I find that 1 pound of ground beef is the perfect amount for the 3 bell peppers, which make 6 stuffed peppers.

You can also swap out the ground beef for ground turkey, or even shredded chicken if you’re looking for something lighter.

Taco Stuffed Pepper on a white plate with a fork.


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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco Stuffed Peppers. This quick and easy dinner recipe is sure to please the whole family! Peppers filled with the best taco meat, topped with cheese, and all the best taco toppings!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


Optional Taco Toppings


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice the peppers in half. Spoon out the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers cut side up on a medium size baking sheet.
  • Bake the peppers for about 20 minutes until the peppers are softened.
  • While the peppers are baking, prepare the taco meat. Place the ground beef into a medium size skillet, cook over medium heat while breaking up the meat. Once the meat is browned and fully cooked, add the taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon the cooked meat into the cooked peppers. Top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese if desired.
  • Serve warm, top with any additional taco toppings desired.


Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 19gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2155IUVitamin C: 77.4mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Serene Herrera

Home cook, photographer, mother and lover of food. I love taking simple ingredients and creating delicious meals or sweet treats that the entire family will love, all with a hint of Texas charm.

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  1. I can see changing a few things here as I would add taco sauce if ur choice of heat n maybe black olives to the meat before u stuff. There t a lot of different variations that can be added to th before it’s cooked.