The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos

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The ultimate low carb nachos are made by loading mini peppers with all of your favorite nacho toppings, like cheese and veggies, for a healthy, gluten free & low calorie recipe, perfect for parties, game day and Super Bowl Sunday!

nachos made with sweet mini peppers, covered in taco seasoned ground turkey, corn, tomatoes, black beans, cheese and jalapenos

What’s not to love about nachos?! They’re easy to make, loaded with delicious toppings, totally acceptable to eat for dinner (in my book!), but also the perfect appetizer to share with friends at a party or sporting event!

While The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos used to be my go-to nacho recipe for game day, they’re now tied for first place with these Ultimate Low Carb Nachos!

Mini peppers covered in cheese, beans, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro on sheet pan

How to make Low Carb Nachos:

Ditch the chips for mini sweet peppers in these low carb nachos. They’re the perfect base for nachos as they’re thicker and stronger than a tortilla chip so you can make sure that all of your delicious nacho toppings stay on top without the base breaking below you. They also add a sweet, crisp pop of flavor to the nachos!

On top, cook lean ground turkey with taco seasoning, then mix in some black beans, corn and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Top the mini pepper nachos off with shredded Mexican blend cheese and pickled jalapenos.

If you’re on the keto diet or on an ultra low carb diet, you can ditch the black beans to make these ultra low carb nachos!

How long do you  put nachos in the oven?

These nachos should bake in a 400°F oven for 10 minutes.

What are some toppings for nachos?

Creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, spicy hot sauce or diced tomatoes are all great toppings that still keep these mini pepper nachos low calorie and low carb!

Low carb nachos on a baking sheet with avocado and jalapeno

How many carbs are in mini pepper nachos?

There are 25 carbs per serving in this recipe for mini pepper nachos. Omit the black beans and these nachos are 16 carbs per serving.

How many calories are in nachos?

These nachos are 346 calories per serving. Each sheet of nachos serves 8.

Low Carb Nachos made with sweet mini peppers topped with taco seasoned turkey, beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapenos and cheese

Looking for more low calorie, low carb options for gameday? Check out these great recipes!

  1. Low Calorie Charcuterie Board
  2. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats
  3. Pork & Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls
  4. Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers
  5. Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Low Carb Nachos made with sweet mini bell peppers, topped with turkey, beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapenos, avocado, hot sauce and sour cream on a baking sheet

Don’t forget to pin these Loaded Low Carb Nachos for later and when you make them, be sure to share a pic on Instagram and tag me @WhitneyBond or use the hashtag #WBRecipes!

Mini Pepper Nachos with Ground Turkey, Beans, Tomatoes, Corn, Cheese and Avocado
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Mini Pepper Nachos

The ultimate low carb nachos are made by loading mini peppers with all of your favorite nacho toppings, like cheese and veggies, for a healthy, gluten free & keto recipe, perfect for parties, game day and Super Bowl Sunday!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning click link for easy homemade recipe
  • 15 oz can corn drained & rinsed
  • 15 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies do not drain
  • 2 lbs mini peppers de-stemmed & sliced in half
  • 3 cups mexican blend cheese
  • ¼ cup nacho sliced jalapenos

Optional Toppings:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole or avocado
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Add the ground turkey to a large skillet over medium heat, cook 6-7 minutes. 

  2. Add the taco seasoning, corn, black beans and diced tomatoes with green chilies, continue cooking for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  4. Arrange the mini peppers on a large baking sheet, cover with the turkey mixture, then the cheese and jalapenos. 

  5. Place in the oven for 10 minutes. 

  6. Remove and top with the optional toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

The calorie information provided does not include the optional toppings.

Total carbs for the recipe are 25 per serving. Omit the black beans to make this recipe keto approved and bring the carb count down to 16 per serving.

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