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bell pepper nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos recipe

Mini bell pepper halves topped with black beans and melted cheese then drizzled with sour cream and finished off with jalapeno and cilantro. Serve with guacamole for dipping.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 264kcal
Author Rena


  • 10 mini bell peppers halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno remove seeds and ribs if you prefer less heat
  • 2 teaspoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared guacamole for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning


  • Preheat the broiler. Place the pepper halves on a baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the peppers.
  • Divide the beans evenly among the pepper halves, then sprinkle on the cheese.
  • Broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven. Drizzle the sour cream over the tops of the peppers. You can thin out your sour cream with 1/2 teaspoon of water if it's too thick to drizzle.
  • Sprinkle the cilantro and jalapeno over the tops of the peppers.
  • Serve immediately, with guacamole for dipping.



  • Use a preheated broiler.
  • If you prefer less heat, remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapenos.
  • If your sour cream is too thick to drizzle, you can thin out your sour cream with 1/2 teaspoon of water.
  • Don’t cut the bell pepper nachos too thin. You want them to be able to hold a good amount of toppings and dip nicely without bending.
  • You can use normal sized or mini bell peppers. Just cut into similar sizes.
  • Ideally, avoid pre-shredded cheese, shred your own, it melts much better.
  • If you don't need them vegetarian, you can top with cooked ground beef/chicken/turkey. Add some taco seasoning to the ground meat.
  • You can make this vegan by omitting the cheese and sour cream. Use vegan-friendly cheese instead 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4805IU | Vitamin C: 189mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1.8mg