Easy Delicious Tacos with Peppers (Veggie-Packed Tacos!)

These tacos with peppers are delicious, loaded with veggies and absolutely packed with flavor from peppers, onions and taco spices. If you’re looking for a new way to get veggies in, you won’t be disappointed!

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Tacos with peppers, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes arranged on a plate.

Why you’ll love these tacos

If you’re a fan of all things taco-inspired like I am, you’ll absolutely love these veggie-loaded tacos. Whether it’s taco Tuesday or you need a quick meal everyone will love, this needs to get into your dinner rotation!

  • It’s a quick weeknight dinner for busy nights. Is there anything better than a dinner that’s on the table in less than 20 minutes? Once your veggies are chopped, this dish comes together so so quickly.
  • They’re packed with veggies! Bell peppers, onion and garlic are cooked right with the taco meat, and they add so much flavor and nutrition! Two tacos packs 6 grams of fiber.
  • It’s also a great high protein meal. Two tacos has 38 grams of protein, so it’s nice and filling paired with the fiber.
  • Your whole family will love this one! Taco night is my favorite because it’s such a hit in my house. These tacos with bell peppers are a nice way to incorporate some veggies in a way that is super delicious. Plus, everyone can add their own favorite toppings.
  • You can make it ahead of time. I also love this taco meat recipe because you can make it ahead of time, stick it in the fridge or freezer, and then just reheat when you need it!

They’re so easy to make, so let’s get into it!

Ingredients for tacos with peppers arranged on a countertop with labels.

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey: You can use lean ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey for this recipe. They’re all great for an easy taco meat because they cook quickly.
  • Bell peppers: You’ll need three bell peppers diced small for this veggie-packed taco meat. I like to use a combination of yellow, orange, green and red bell peppers.
  • Yellow onion: You can use any onion you enjoy. I like using red onions and sweet onions for this sometimes too!
  • Fresh garlic: I prefer fresh garlic for the best flavor but you can sub in extra garlic powder.
  • Taco seasoning: My favorite taco seasoning is Siete, or you can make your own homemade!
  • Taco toppings: This part is really up to you, but I love adding shredded lettuce, diced cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, and diced sweet onion or green onions. I always add some fresh cilantro if I have it, too! You can also serve with some lime wedges and add lime juice for a zesty citrusy punch.
  • Avocado or olive oil: You’ll also need just a tablespoon of avocado or olive oil to sauté the veggies in.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced bell peppers, onions and garlic to the pan and cook until starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
Diced bell peppers and onions in a skillet.
Cooked diced bell peppers and onions in a skillet.
  1. Move pepper and onion mixture to the side of the pan and add ground turkey and taco seasoning.
Ground turkey and taco seasoning with bell peppers and onions in a pan.
Cooked taco meat with peppers and onions in a pan.
  1. Start breaking ground turkey apart with spatula, mixing with the vegetables.. Cook continue cooking on medium heat and stirring regularly for about 7-10 minutes until ground turkey is fully cooked through.
Taco meat with peppers in a skillet.
  1. Heat corn tortillas either by microwaving with damp paper towels in between the tortillas for 30-45 seconds, or heating in a small skillet on medium heat for 20-30 seconds on each side.
  2. Fill tortillas with the taco meat and veggies, then add your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!
A close up shot of tacos with peppers in corn tortillas topped with tomatoes and sweet onion.

Recipe FAQ

Does this store well for leftovers?

Yes, this makes for great leftovers! Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days, and then reheat when ready to use. You can also freeze for up to 2 months.

Can I use ground beef?

Yep! You can use any ground meat that you prefer, including ground beef, ground chicken, or even ground pork.

A corn tortilla filled with taco meat with bell peppers and onions being held up.

Variations

  • Serve with my one avocado guacamole, avocado lime crema, or Greek yogurt taco sauce!
  • Make vegetarian-friendly meatless tacos by swapping the ground turkey for lentils or plant-based crumbles.
  • For more fiber and plant-based protein add black beans or pinto beans to your meat mixture.
  • Make them spicy by adding diced jalapeńos or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Use the taco meat for quesadillas instead by layering in between two tortillas with cheese.
  • Use crunchy or soft flour taco shells instead.
  • Top some tortilla chips on a sheet pan with this taco meat and shredded cheese for a nacho version!
  • This filling is great for stuffed bell peppers too. Add some rice or beans and use the filling for a delicious twist on stuffed peppers!
  • Use halved bell peppers for a “pepper shell” and make bell pepper tacos.
  • Add this taco meat to your favorite greens and some crushed tortillas for delicious taco salads.

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A close up shot of tacos with peppers in corn tortillas topped with tomatoes and sweet onion.

Easy Delicious Tacos with Peppers

Veggie-packed tacos made with bell peppers and onions cooked right into the taco meat.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 8-10 small corn tortillas

Taco toppings

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Optional: jalapeńos, cilantro, hot sauce, beans

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add diced bell peppers, onions and garlic to the pan and cook until starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Move pepper and onion mixture to the side of the pan and add ground turkey and taco seasoning.
  • Start breaking ground turkey apart with spatula, mixing with the vegetables.. Cook continue cooking on medium heat and stirring regularly for about 7-10 minutes until ground turkey is fully cooked through.
  • Heat corn tortillas either by microwaving with damp paper towels in between the tortillas for 30-45 seconds, or heating in a small skillet on medium heat for 20-30 seconds on each side.
  • Fill tortillas with the taco meat and veggies, then add your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3372IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg

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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Made these tacos recently and they were a big hit with my family. So easy to make and delicious! Will definitely be making these again. I think this recipe will also reheat really well for leftovers or meal prep.

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