Stuffed Jalapeno Nachos
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • olive oil spray
  • ½ lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 8 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded and membranes removed
  • 3 oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • 1 large scallions, green part only, sliced
  • ½ oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Add onion, cilantro and garlic and saute about 2 minutes, until soft. Add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through breaking it up with a spoon. Add the tomato paste and water, mix well and simmer on medium for about 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat.
  3. Combine cream cheese, cheddar and scallions in a medium bowl. Using a small spoon or a spatula, spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into the peppers.
  4. Arrange in a single layer, cut-side up close together. Bake until soft, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Top with meat and cheese and bake until melted, about 3 minutes more.
  6. Remove from oven and top with your choice of toppings. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Sweet Hope Lifestlye at