5 Ingredient Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe with Turkey and Black Beans

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 servings, 2 pepper halves each serving 1x
  • Category: Ground Turkey
  • Method: Oven

Only 5 ingredients to make these delicious Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe with Turkey and Black Beans! A light, healthy dinner perfect for weeknights. Leftovers make for great lunches too! 


  • 4 poblano peppers, sliced in half and seeded
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa verde, divided
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place ground turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brown turkey for about 8-10 minutes, crumbling with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of coarse salt and pepper. Once browned and cooked through, stir in beans and 3/4 cup of salsa and reduce heat. Let simmer for about 3-5 minutes until extra liquid is absorbed.
  3. Line up poblano halves in a 9×13 glass baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Spoon in turkey and black bean mixture into each pepper. Top each pepper with spoonfuls of remaining 1/4 of salsa. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove foil and top each pepper with a little shredded cheese. Place back into oven and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes until cheese is melted and peppers are soft.