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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

These Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Peppers features lean ground turkey and bold flavors, stuffed into low carb peppers and baked with cheese for an easy, healthy dinner recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers stuffed with sloppy joes, low carb sloppy joes, low carb stuffed peppers, sloppy joe stuffed peppers, turkey sloppy joes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 384kcal


  • 3 large red, yellow, orange or green bell peppers
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 medium carrot; shredded or chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion; chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley; chopped plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese; shredded


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Halve the peppers and remove the seeds, stems and membranes. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, toss the bell peppers with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Place the bell peppers cut side up and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey to the pan and break up with a spoon. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add the onions and carrots, cook for another 4-5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Season the turkey meat with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, ketchup, Dijon mustard, light brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and parsley. Stir and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and let the meat and seasonings cook together until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Evenly distrubute the Sloppy Joe filling into the pepper halves by spooning the mixture into the peppers. Sprinkle the filled peppers with shredded cheddar cheese. Pour 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the baking dish and cover with foil.
  • Bake until peppers are tender and soften, about 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the filling has browned. Garnish with parsley and serve. Enjoy!


Stuffed peppers are excellent for making and enjoying as part of your weekly meal plan! They will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just let leftovers cool to room temperature before transferring to a sealed container and putting in the fridge.
They are even great to freeze! Cool completely and wrap each baked stuffed pepper in plastic wrap, and place all of the peppers together in an airtight bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. It's best to reheat from frozen without thawing first, to keep the pepper from getting too soggy.
Reheat sloppy Joe stuffed peppers in a 400 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes if refrigerated, or 30-40 minutes if frozen.


Serving: 1stuffed pepper | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.4g | Protein: 27.4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 13.9g | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3mg