bell pepper turkey cups {for holding veggie dip & hummus}

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Here’s a fun appetizer that your kids can make for your Thanksgiving gathering. Bell Pepper Turkey Cups are colorful, whimsical and a GREAT way to get your kiddos to eat their veggies!

gather your ingredients:


4 bell peppers in different colors, washed and seeded

1 large carrot, washed, skinned and cut into thin “sticks” + more for “beaks”


food safe markers

Tzatziki dip or hummus for filling “turkeys”

Adult: Cut tops off of peppers and reserve. Remove seeds. Cut one into thin strips. Cut reserved tops into thin strips too.

Adult: Cut a “head” shape into the 3 remaining peppers (as shown above… It takes a little practice, and doesn’t have to be perfect.) Slice a few slices off of a small carrot or carrot tip. Slice diagonally to make “beaks.”


Stick beaks to “turkeys” using 1 toothpick per turkey beak.

Now for the fun part! Let your little chef fill the bell pepper turkeys with desired filling (we used the Tzatziki in the photo.) Using a spoon, scoop filling into turkey cups…


add the pepper strip and carrot stick “feathers”…


let your little chef draw a face on the turkeys using food safe markers…


If you’re going to let little ones eat the peppers right away, remove the toothpicks prior to serving… and then, enjoy!



YUMMY and healthy!


The Cuties,

~Maddie May & Chloe Rae

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