Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

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Overhead view of mini bell pepper nachos in air fryer basket
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Did you know that Mini Bell Pepper Nachos can be made in an air fryer? They are super simple to make and are quite the crowd favorite! These low-carb nachos are loaded with tomatoes, cheese, green onion, black olives, jalapeño and cilantro.

This post is sponsored by NatureSweet®.

If you are looking for a low-carb/keto recipe that is a winner, you have come to the right place. These mini bell pepper nachos are a lighter option to traditional nachos. The NatureSweet® Mini sweet peppers are perfect for serving to guests to enjoy with their hands. Everyone loves a good finger food!

More game day appetizer recipes you may also like are Waffle Fries, Skillet Hot Corn Dip, Irish Pub Nachos and Cowboy Caviar.

Side view of air fryer mini bell pepper nachos

Variations and Substitutions

You can serve the recipe as it calls below, but we always like to remind people to make it your own! You can also add taco meat (hamburger or ground turkey), chicken or even beans for added protein!

Change up the cheese with a Mexican cheese blend, queso or even drizzle nacho cheese over the peppers once they’ve cooked.

Serve with chunks of avocado, red onion and lime wedges if you prefer!

Ingredients for Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Ingredients for Mini Bell Pepper Nachos
  • NatureSweet® Mini Sweet Peppers
  • NatureSweet Cherubs®
  • sharp shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • green onions
  • black olives
  • jalapeno 
  • cilantro (for garnish)

Air Fryer Recipe Directions

Preheat your Air Fryer to 390°F for approximately 3 minutes. Line or spray your Air Fryer basket/tray.

mini bell peppers in air fryer

Add the halved and seeded NatureSweet® Mini Sweet Peppers to the basket/tray of your air fryer.

bell peppers covered with shredded cheese, olive and jalapeño slices in air fryer basket

Sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Top with black olives and jalapeno slices.

Mini Bell nachos after coming-out of the air fryer

Cook for 10-12 minutes. Cheese should be bubbling and beginning to brown. Remove from the air fryer and top with green onions, Cherubs®, and chopped cilantro!

Mini Bell pepper nachos with the toppings

Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping, if desired.

Oven Version

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment or aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil. Add the mini bell peppers to the baking tray and top with cheese, black olives and jalapeño slices. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Top with green onions, Cherubs® and cilantro. Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping, if desired.

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5 from 1 vote

Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

These Mini Bell Pepper Nachos are made in the air fryer. They are super simple to make and quite the crowd favorite! These low-carb nachos are loaded with tomatoes, cheese, green onion, black olives, jalapeno and cilantro.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 pkg NatureSweet® Mini Sweet Peppers cut in half and seeded
  • 10 oz NatureSweet Cherubs® halved
  • 1 cup sharp shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2-3 green onions chopped (white parts removed)
  • 3 Tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 jalapeno sliced thin
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  • sour cream for dipping
  • Salsa for dipping

Instructions 

  • Preheat your Air Fryer to 390F for approximately 3 minutes. Line or spray your Air Fryer basket/tray.
  • Add the halved and seeded NatureSweet® Mini Sweet Peppers to the basket/tray of your air fryer.
  • Sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
  • Top with black olives and jalapeno slices.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes. Cheese should be bubbling and beginning to brown.
  • Remove from the air fryer and top with green onions, Cherubs , and chopped cilantro!
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping, if desired.

Notes

Oven Version – Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment or aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil. Add the bell peppers to the baking tray and top with cheese, black olives and jalapeno slices. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until cheese has melted. Top with green onions, cherubs and cilantro. Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 558IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Calories: 129
Keyword: Mini Bell Pepper Nachos
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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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