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air fryer stuffed peppers

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Low Carb
Keyword: air fryer recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey and cheese are a quick, delicious and easy recipe for the air fryer.
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  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated

Enchilada Sauce

  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon monkfruit sweetener or other low carb sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepepr


Make the Enchilada Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan heat the butter.
  • Add the seasonings and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and low carb sweetener.
  • Simmer for 5-8 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, add water until you reach the consistency you prefer.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning to your own preference.

Make the Ground Turkey Filling

  • In a large saucepan or skillet heat the olive oil on a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring occasionally until the meat is cooked through.
  • Stir in the enchilada sauce.

Cook the Peppers

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 3-5 minutes.
  • Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out any seeds. Set the pepper tops to the side.
  • Spoon the turkey mixture into the peppers.
  • Place the filled peppers upright in the air fryer basked and cook for 5 minutes at 200C/400F.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and continue cooking the stuffed peppers for 5 more minutes, until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted.
  • (Optional) add the pepper tops to the basket when you add the cheese.
  • Serve with chopped parsley (optional).


Makes 3 stuffed peppers
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1pepper | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 25g | Fiber: 5g