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Turkey Taco Boats (Gluten Free)

These peppers are easy to make ahead and just pop in the oven when you're ready for dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Keyword Turkey taco boats gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 whole bell peppers halved
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 2 whole green onions chopped
  • 1 4.5-ounce can chopped green chiles or 1/4 cup salsa, if you prefer
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper dried (optional)
  • 1 14-ounce bag frozen riced cauliflower I used Trader Joe's
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese divided
  • salt to taste


  • Heat coconut oil in skillet. Brown turkey meat with green onions.
  • Add green chiles, taco seasoning, chipotle pepper if using, and frozen cauliflower rice. Stir to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.¬†Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Spoon meat mixture into pepper halves. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Place in baking pan and cover with non-stick foil.
  • Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more, or until peppers are cooked as desired.


Serve these taco boats with mashed avocado or guacamole and/or sour cream, if desired. You will think there's rice in them! If you have extra filling, place it in a baking dish, top with cheese and bake covered with foil. These are a delicious leftover lunch for the next day.