Southwestern Turkey Stuffed Poblanos

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Recipe: #33934

December 17, 2019

"This is out of the December 2019 Costco magazine..."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (232.7 g)
  • Calories 316.9
  • Total Fat - 19.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 80.1 mg
  • Sodium - 994.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 25.1 g
  • Calcium - 389.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 79.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place poblanos, cut side up, in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large non-stick pan, over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, corn, cumin, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until turkey is browned (recommended internal temperature: 165 °F) and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro.

Step 3

Divide mixture among poblano halves. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until poblanos are tender and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Garnish with additional cilantro.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting poblano peppers, choose peppers that are firm and bright in color.
  • For the lean ground turkey, opt for ground turkey breast for a lower fat content.

  • Ground chicken instead of ground turkey: Ground chicken is lower in fat than ground turkey, making this dish a bit healthier and lighter.
  • Quinoa instead of corn: Quinoa is a nutritious, plant-based protein that is high in fiber and contains all nine essential amino acids. Substituting quinoa for corn adds a boost of protein and fiber to the dish.

Vegetarian Version Replace the ground turkey with 1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Mexican-Style Rice - This Mexican-Style Rice is a simple side dish that pairs perfectly with the Southwestern Turkey Stuffed Poblanos. It's full of flavor and spices, and is a great way to add some extra nutrition to the meal. Plus, it's easy to make and can be prepared in advance!

Mexican-Style Corn Salad - This Mexican-Style Corn Salad is a delicious and nutritious side dish that pairs perfectly with the Mexican-Style Rice. It's full of flavor and crunch, and is a great way to add some extra color and nutrition to the meal. Plus, it's easy to make and can be prepared in advance!


Q: What is the recommended internal temperature for the turkey?

A: The recommended internal temperature for the turkey is 165°F.

Q: How long should I cook the turkey for?

A: The cooking time for a turkey will vary depending on the size of the bird. Generally, you should cook the turkey for 15-20 minutes per pound at 350°F.

1 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

Very tasty stuffed poblano peppers. I scaled this recipe back to two peppers (4 halved) and the only change I made was to add some salsa to the turkey mixture. Otherwise, I made as directed and it made a great dinner tonight. Served with some sauteed zucchini, corn and tomatoes and leftover butternut squash seasoned with ancho chili powder and cinnamon. Great dinner.


(20 Mar 2021)

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Fun facts:

The poblano pepper is a mild chili pepper native to Mexico and is a key ingredient in many Mexican dishes. It is said that the Aztecs were the first to cultivate the poblano pepper centuries ago.

The southwestern flavors in this recipe are inspired by the cuisine of the American Southwest, which has been shaped by many different cultures, including Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and American.