Bell Pepper Nachos

Taco Tuesday has been a theme for a while, why not add an additional main dish! Bell Pepper Nachos are delicious and a great addition to family taco night. This simple recipe is easy for a child to prepare, with the assistance of an adult. With only a few simple ingredients, this meal is easily customizable and can be brought with your SNAP dollars. Check out the recipe below for a quick meal!


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 cup of salsa
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (try a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, pepper)
  • 2 cups of cooked meat (chopped or shredded), beans or tofu
  • ½ cup of shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash bell peppers, remove seeds and cut into bite size pieces, with the assistance of an adult. Arrange pieces close together in a single layer on a large foil-lined baking sheet. (Child-friendly step)
  3. In a medium bowl, combine salsa, seasonings and meat, beans or tofu. Spoon the mixture evenly over the pepper pieces then top with cheese. (Child-friendly step)
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until peppers are heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


For added flavor, top with chopped cilantro, green onions or black olives!

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Nutrition facts:

8 servings per container

Serving size 1 cup (136 grams)

Amount per Serving

  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9g
  •           Dietary Fiber: 3g
  •           Total Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 9g

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