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Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed Jalapenos

This lighter version really turns up the heat, while keeping the calories and fat down!


Serves: 15 (Serving= 1 stuffed jalapeno)


  • 15 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 (10 ounce) box, frozen chopped spinach, defrosted with liquid squeezed out
  • 1 (8 ounce) 1/3 less fat cream cheese or “Neufchatel”
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 15 strips lean turkey bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While leaving the stem on, make a small slit below the stem across the top and towards the tip at the bottom of the jalapeno. Cut lengthwise between the two slits. Take a spoon and scrape out seeds and membrane, while still trying to keep the jalapeno intact.
  3. In a medium skillet, brown turkey on medium-high, breaking into small pieces. Mid-way through, add spinach, cream cheese and sage. Cook until turkey is no longer pink and all ingredients thoroughly combined.
  4. Take cooked ingredients and stuff inside jalapeno.
  5. Wrap a slice of turkey bacon around middle of stuffed jalapeno and bake for 15-20 minutes.