Party Perfect: Mini Pepper Nachos

May 28, 2016

Shh, don't tell your guests but these tasty Mini Pepper Nachos are from a diet cookbook! I know, you normally don't associate the word "nachos" with "diet" but this tasty dish was created by registered dietary nutritionists, so you don't have to feel guilty about eating a few. This recipe is from the Medifast cookbook Simply Well: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook, but you don't have to be on a Medifast diet to enjoy the healthy and delicious recipes. It's for anyone who wants to eat right and be healthy. So go ahead and cook up some of these scrumptious peppers! You'll love them.

Mini Pepper Nachos
Courtesy of Medifast's Simply Well: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook

Prep time: 15 minutes   
Cook time: 5 minutes  
Yield: 4 servings

1 Leaner    3 Green    1 Healthy Fat    1 Condiment
12 pepper halves per serving

¼ cup chopped jalapeño pepper

Cooking spray

1, 12.5-oz can low-sodium chicken breast (in water), drained

6 oz avocado, mashed

½ cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt 
2 cups shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese, divided

1 tsp chili powder

24 mini bell peppers, halved with stem, seeds, and membranes removed  

¼ cup chopped scallions

Step 1.  Sauté the diced jalapeño in a lightly greased skillet until tender.

Step 2.  Mix the jalapeño, chicken, avocado, yogurt, one cup of cheese, and chili powder in a medium bowl.

Step 3.  Arrange the mini bell peppers in a single layer in a large casserole dish. Fill with chicken mixture, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and broil until cheese has melted, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Step 4.  Garnish with scallions and serve with salsa, if desired.


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