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Halloween Dinner: Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Halloween Dinner Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are not only adorable - they're also the perfect halloween dinner recipe to share with your family!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 bell peppers (orange is preferred)
  • 1 lb ground turkey, lean (7%)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup dried cranberries OR dried golden raisins
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Chop the top off of each bell pepper. Remove the seeds from the center of the bell peppers.
  • Use a small knife (or carving knife) to cut two eyes, a nose, and a mouth into each bell pepper (get creative with this - invite your kids to help!). Once carved, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, dried cranberries or raisins, and salt. Mix until evenly combined.
  • Arrange the bell peppers on a sheet pan, with the bottom of the pepper laying on the surface. TIP: Don't worry if your peppers fall over, they will still cook evenly! Alternatively, slice the bottom of the pepper off so the pepper will stand up straight.
  • Divide the meat mixture between the bell peppers. Place the top on each bell pepper on top (to cover the meat).
  • Roast at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and continue to cook for about 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of your stuffed peppers reaches 165°F.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a few moments. Serve with a small side salad or steamed vegetables, if desired. Enjoy!


Nutrition (Per Stuffed Pepper)

Fats: 31g (52%)
Carbohydrates: 34g (25%)
Protein: 31g (23%)
Calories: 530 

Phase 1 Tip!

For a phase 1 variation, use 2 medium chopped apples in place of the dried fruit.
Keyword Meat, Phase 1, Phase 2