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Packed with tons of flavor, these keto nachos are healthy nachos, made with bell peppers, ground beef, and guacamole. You’ll never be left wondering if nachos can be healthy with this healthy nacho recipe.
Sometimes, you need a snack that can double as a meal. Loaded bell pepper nachos are exactly that snack.
What are nachos made of?
Nachos are made up of layers of meat, cheese, and toppings that are scooped up with tortilla chips that are the bed on which the layers are housed.
Tortilla chips are a pretty standard base; although, there are other options (like bell peppers) for a healthier base for nachos.
Nachos are also easily customizable and shareable.
Are nachos healthy?
Nachos are often referred to by the tortilla chips that serve as the base. Tortilla chips are typically fried, which packs them with saturated fats, sodium, and calories that most of us don’t want in our diets.
Like bread, which is a base for many dishes, there are alternatives to the unhealthy tortilla chips.
Check out how to make low carb chips here.
Keep in mind that you are in charge of your nacho toppings, so look for options that work for you.
What substitutions can I make?
There are several items that you can substitute in this recipe.
Not a fan of ground beef? Use ground turkey or shredded chicken instead.
Not a fan of (green) bell peppers? Bell peppers have a great flavor, but you can substitute yellow, orange, or red peppers instead.
Stick to the sweeter peppers instead of hot peppers (unless you’re ready for a fire in your mouth).
What can I eat with my loaded bell pepper nachos?
Nachos can be a meal in themselves, but sometimes, you want to add a little more to your dish. Consider adding my easy avocado salsa on top or adding the bell pepper nachos to these low carb tortillas.
For a party, you can make nachos in smaller quantities or separate the parts of the nachos to allow everyone to create their own layers.
The versatility of these nachos is endless.
How do I make these Loaded Bell Pepper Nachos?
First, in a skillet over medium-high heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef.
While meat is cooking, clean and cut 1 bag baby bell peppers in halves. Be sure to remove all seeds.
Next, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and a spritz of nonstick cooking spray.
When cooked, drain and return meat to heat. Add 1 tablespoon taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the water has evaporated. Remove from heat.
Place cut bell peppers on the baking sheet with the cut side up. Fill each bell pepper with meat, packing evenly.
Sprinkle bell peppers evenly with 1 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bell peppers are tender.
Remove from the oven. Add sour cream, salsa, sliced black olives, guacamole, and fresh cilantro evenly. Squeeze fresh cut lime atop or on the side. Omit any ingredients that you do not want.
Enjoy this healthy nacho alternative!
Low-Carb Loaded Bell Pepper Nachos
- 1 lb Ground Beef, browned and drained
- 1 TBSP Taco Seasoning
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 bag Baby Bell Peppers, halved and seeded
- 1 cup Fiesta Cheese Blend, shredded
- 1/4 cup Creamy Guacomole
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- Chopped Cilantro
- Black Olives, sliced
- Sliced Limes or Lime Wedges
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a spritz of nonstick cooking spray.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, stir together the browned ground chuck, taco seasoning and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the water has evaporated.
- Place cut bell peppers on the baking sheet with the cut side up. Fill each bell pepper with meat, packing evenly.
- Sprinkle bell peppers with cheese.
- Bake for 10 or 15 minutes or untillthe cheese is melted and the bell peppers are tender.
- Serve topped with sour cream, salsa, fresh cilantro, sliced black olives and guacamole if desired.