Turkey and Cheddar Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe

Turkey and Cheddar Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe

Stuffed peppers for dinner? Try this stuffed Anaheim peppers recipe filled with ground turkey and cheddar cheese, topped with your favorite hot sauce.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Anaheim, ground turkey, recipe, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 236 kcal


  • 6 Anaheim peppers
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasonings
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese or more as needed
  • Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce for topping


  1. Stem the peppers and remove the innards with a knife. Slice them in half lengthwise.

  2. Heat a pan to medium heat and add olive oil. Heat through. Add onion and jalapeno and cook about 5 minutes to soften.

  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  4. Add ground turkey and break apart with a wooden spoon. Cook about 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. Add Cajun seasonings and a bit of water. Stir to combine. Cook a couple minutes longer, until the water reduces and the seasonings are mixed in nicely.
  6. While the turkey is cooking, bring a small pot of water to boil and boil the Anaheim pepper halves for 2-3 minutes to soften. NOTE: You can skip this step if you prefer firmer stuffed peppers.

  7. Stuff each pepper with layers of ground turkey mixture and cheddar cheese. The amount will vary depending on the size of the pepper, so plan accordingly.

  8. Heat a grill to medium heat and grill for 15 minutes. It helps to wrap them in aluminum foil so the stuffing doesn’t ooze out. If you grill directly over the heat, watch the skin for blackening, which is fine, but you don’t want it TOO blackened. Or, you can broil the stuffed peppers not too close to the heat source about 15 minutes, until the skins begin to char.
  9. Remove from heat and serve! Top with your favorite hot sauce!

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Mild. You can easily up the heat with your choice of hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey and Cheddar Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1495IU30%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.