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Southwest Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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southwest stuffed peppers recipe

I love to cook dinner for my family, but I get tired of making the same old meals every week. Now that we are eating clean, I tend to stick with the same recipes just to make it easier. The other day I decided I should branch out a little bit, so I went through some of my cookbooks in hopes of finding some new recipes. I was glad I did! I got inspired to cook some of our old favorites that I had forgotten about, like stuffed peppers.

I usually make stuffed peppers the traditional way with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, but decided that it would be fun to change them up a bit and give them a little southwest kick with Kraft Fresh Take.

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Kraft Fresh Take is a meal kit that provides you with a fresh take on any meal. The cheese and breadcrumb mix gives you flavorful, crisp and cheesy dishes with easy preparation. You can find it in the refrigerated cheese section at Walmart. There are lots of flavors of to choose from, allowing you to create a variety of tasty meals!

A couple of days ago, my twin girls and I went to Walmart to get everything we needed to make our new stuffed peppers recipe. After browsing the Kraft Fresh Take options, I knew that the Southwest Three Cheese mix would be the perfect addition to our southwest-inspired meal. I couldn’t wait to get home and try it out! Check out my Google+ Album to see all of my pictures and learn more about my trip.

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I made my Southwest Stuffed Peppers last night and I am happy to say that they turned out delicious! It was my first time using Kraft Fresh Take and the Southwest Three Cheese mix added the perfect amount of flavor to the stuffed peppers. It also made the preparation a little easier since I didn’t have to add any extra spices to the meal. I simply added the seasoned breadcrumbs to the meat mixture and then topped the peppers with the three cheese blend.

stuffed peppers with kraft fresh take

stuffed peppers with kraft fresh take southwest mix

southwest stuffed peppers

My whole family loved this new take on stuffed peppers and I think you will too. Try them out and let me know what you think!

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 3-5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey or hamburger
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup corn (canned or frozen)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained; reserve liquid
  • 3 bell peppers (any color)
  • 6 oz package Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Mix
  • sour cream (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan or skillet, brown meat over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked. Drain excess grease.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, corn, and black beans to meat and mix until well combined. Simmer for 10-15 mins on low heat.
  3. While mixture is simmering, preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare peppers.
  4. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane. Place cut-side up in an oven-safe dish.
  5. When meat mixture is done simmering, add breadcrumbs from Kraft Fresh Take mix and stir until well combined.
  6. Fill each pepper with meat mixture.
  7. Pour reserved liquid from canned tomatoes into bottom of baking dish (this helps the peppers cook faster, while keeping them moist).
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  9. Remove peppers from oven and top with cheese from Kraft Fresh Take mix. Return to oven for 3-5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. Top with sour cream (optional) and serve.


If you are looking for ways to kick your meals up a notch, I would recommend trying out Kraft Fresh Take. There are so many great flavors to choose from! I have a package of Rosemary & Roasted Garlic in my fridge right now and I am already thinking of ways to incorporate into one of our favorite meals to give it a new twist!

Want to learn more about Kraft Fresh Take? Watch for the Kraft Fresh Possibilities Tour truck which will be making stops across the country from March through the end of July. To see if they are making a stop in your town you can check out the Fresh Possibilities Tour website.

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