Loaded Stuffed Pepper Soup - The Recipe

This healthy-yet-hearty stuffed pepper soup is truly a stuffed pepper in a bowl, and our Madness version includes plenty of additional fixings to load it up for pure satisfaction.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 878 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper chopped – optional! Omit if you want less heat, but hey! I actually included 3 of them. Yes!
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef – I used ground turkey but both are great
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 14- ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh cut limes for serving – need that lime juice!


  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 roasted jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Crema or sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Hot sauce of choice
  • Whatever else you want!


  1. Heat a large pot to medium heat and add olive. Heat through. Add onion and chopped peppers. Stir and cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add garlic and cook another minute, until you can smell that awesome garlic.
  3. Add ground beef or turkey and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook it down about 8 minutes or so, until it is cooked through, stirring often.
  4. Add basil, oregano, paprika and cumin. Stir and cook another minute or 2.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir. Bring to a quick boil then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 1 hour to let the flavors blend.
  6. Serve into bowls and swirl in a few (or more!) squeezes of fresh lime juice.
  7. Top with any or ALL of your loaded ingredients. Load that stuffed pepper soup up!
  8. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

This makes 2 really big bowls!

Heat Factor: Medium-Hot with the habaneros, though you can easily adjust the heat.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Stuffed Pepper Soup - The Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 878 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 935mg39%
Potassium 2054mg59%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 74g148%
Vitamin A 3740IU75%
Vitamin C 161.7mg196%
Calcium 554mg55%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.