Halloween Taco Stuffed Pepper-Pumpkins


Halloween Taco Stuffed Pepper-Pumpkins

You can carve faces into pumpkins and make these festive Halloween carved bell peppers stuffed with seasoned taco meat for a fun and spooky treat to fuel your family's trick-or-treaters. Top with fresh avocados, grated cheese and lettuce too!


  • 4 ea. large orange bell peppers
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 ea. taco seasoning packet, reduced-sodium
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 ea. large tomatoes, chopped (or substitute with prepared salsa)
  • 1 ea. medium Avocado From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 c. lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 c. Monterey Jack cheese, grated


  1. Cut off the top of each pepper, like you would a pumpkin. Remove the seeds and membrane from the inside of the pepper.
  2. Using a non-toxic black or blue marker, stencil the cut out for the face of your pepper-pumpkin.
  3. Carefully carve your “face” with a small, sharp, serrated knife.
  4. Prepare taco meat for stuffing peppers: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Crumble ground beef into the hot skillet. Cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  6. Return ground beef to heat. Pour seasoning mixture and water over the beef; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook until the moisture absorbs into the meat, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes prior to stuffing peppers.
  7. Stuff peppers with cooked taco meat.
  8. Top stuffed peppers with tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and shredded cheese. Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Halloween Taco Stuffed Pepper-Pumpkins
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 470mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 9g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 33g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 15%
Iron 0mg 30%
Potassium 1120mg 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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