To me, Superbowl Sunday is about the food and the game, most of the time. However, I have very little interest in the Eagles or the Patriots. SO, this year, it is ALL about the food.
I wanted to share a recipe from SkinnyTaste, in case you are looking for a fun appetizer, that's a healthy alternative.
Mini bell pepper nachos. Genius.
Low-carb, topped with ground turkey, spices and all your favorite toppings make this dish an excellent appetizer, that's light.
I tend to add more flavor so I made some adjustments to Gina's recipe by using turkey sausages instead of ground turkey. I made these nachos with two regular Italian-seasoned turkey sausages and one spicy (casings removed). I also added some red pepper flakes and a bit more garlic. Even if you do not like spicy nachos, you can buy Italian-seasoned turkey sausages, and it will have a bit more flavor than simple ground turkey.
You can get creative with the toppings too, there are no rules here.
Prep: 10 minutes | Total: 45 minutes
- olive oil spray
- 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey or 3 Turkey Sausages (casings removed)
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth, low sodium
- 21 mini rainbow peppers, halved and seeded (about 13 oz seeded)
- 1 cup sharp shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp light sour cream
- 2 tbsp sliced black olives (optional)
- 1 jalapeno, sliced thin (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking try with parchment or aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil.
- Spray oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic and cilantro and saute about 2 minutes, add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and chicken broth, mix well and simmer on medium for about 5 minutes, remove from heat.
- Meanwhile, arrange mini peppers in a single layer, cut-side up close together.
- Fill each with cooked ground turkey mixture, then top with shredded cheese and jalapeno slices, if using.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream and cilantro or toppings of your choosing. Serve immediately.
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