Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers

Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by Toya

You have to try out these yummy keto stuffed bell peppers made with nutritious bell peppers, ground beef and cheese. If you’re looking for a simple keto lunch, dinner or snack with only 7.7g net carbs, then you have to try these out.

keto stuffed bell peppers

Keto stuffed bell peppers

When it comes to making easy and delicious recipes, this flavorful keto stuffed pepper recipe is a favorite in my home. I make it at least 3 times a month because my family loves it so much!

And I don’t mind because bell peppers are so great to add to any diet and the recipe is not only quick to make, but, it also is a less messy recipe with I really appreciate.

The best part is that this recipe only contains 7.7g net carbs per serving which will definitely help to stay below the daily carb limit easily. 

Can I eat bell peppers on the keto diet?

Yes you can eat bell peppers on the keto diet. In fact, bell peppers are actually quite low in carbs according to Food data central.

How many carbs in bell peppers?

The carbs in bell peppers are as follows:

  • Carbs in green bell pepper – There are 2.94g net carbs in each 100g of green bell peppers.
  • Carbs in red bell pepper – There are 3.93g net carbs in each 10g of red bell peppers.
  • Carbs in yellow bell pepper – There are 5.42 g net carbs in each 100g yellow bell peppers.
  • Carbs in orange pepper – There are 5.3 net carbs in each 100g orange bell peppers

Nothing beats delicious homemade cooking and this amazing comfort food recipe for stuffed bell peppers.

These peppers are filled with the mixture of ground beef, sugar-free tomato sauce, and some cheddar cheese for a classic dish that simply deserves to be a part of your menu.

Although this may look like a complicated recipe, I assure you that this recipe is as simple as it gets. You do not need to have any fancy equipment or cooking skills and the recipe is so simple even the absolute beginner can make it with astonishing results.

The recipe is also a great way to incorporate more veggies and fibers into your diet if you feel like you’ve been slacking.

And, lastly, this stuffed pepper recipe is kid-friendly as it does not contain any spice or flavors that are too intense.

 

Tips and tricks

The meat – instead of beef you can use the mix of beef and pork in equal proportions. You can also use ground chicken if you like. 

The cheese – for a more gourmet version of this recipe top the stuffed peppers with mozzarella or brie cheese.

The tomato sauce in the recipe is there just to make the meat juicier and to cut down on some carbs. If you want to omit the tomato sauce, use the beef broth for simmering instead. It will do just fine. You can also use some fresh tomatoes as well to add some more texture and flavor to the stuffed pepper filling.

Cooking – the cooking time here is 25 minutes. The peppers are cooked just enough to leave them a bit crisp, but if you want them really soft, cook the bell peppers for 40 minutes.

 

Ingredients for keto stuffed bell peppers

To make these low carb stuffed bell peppers, these are all the ingredients you will need:

  • 0.5lb. ground beef
  • 3 bell peppers, green, red, and yellow
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

 

How to make keto stuffed bell peppers

To start, first gather all your ingredients in one place and preheat the oven to 350F.

ingredients for stuffed bell peppers

 

Next, heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the beef and cook until it has browned.

ground beef

 

Then add in the onion powder, parsley, and tomato sauce. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, then season to taste.

cooking meat for stuffed peppers

 

Next, cut the bell pepper tops and remove the seeds using a spoon.

bell peppers without seeds

 

Once this is done, fill the peppers with the ground beef mixture and place the peppers in a greased baking dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.

bell peppers with seasoned and cooked ground beef

 

Remove the lid or cover and sprinkle the top of the stuffed peppers with the cheese. Then bake for another 5 minutes.

stuffed peppers topped with cheese

 

When the time is up, pull out of the oven and serve these keto stuffed bell peppers warm.

low carb stuffed bell peppers

 

How to store keto stuffed peppers

Fridge: To store the stuffed peppers place them in a fridge, in an airtight container for 3 days. 

Freezer: You can also place them in a freezer in an airtight container up to 1 month.

 

How to reheat low carb stuffed peppers

To reheat these stuffed bell peppers, you can use either your oven or your microwave.

To reheat the keto stuffed bell peppers in the oven, turn your oven to 350 degrees F and place the peppers in for about 15 minutes.

To reheat in the microwave, place each stuffed pepper in individually on high heat for about 3 minutes.

 

How many carbs are in stuffed bell peppers?

Most low carb stuffed pepper recipes, made with keto friendly ingredients are under 10 grams of carbs per serving. This particular recipe is made with low carb ingredients and does not use any tomatoes (which can increase the carbs found in a recipe).

Therefore, there are only 7.7g net carbs in every serving of these low carb stuffed peppers.

 

Best side dishes for keto stuffed peppers

You can serve these keto stuffed peppers with many sides such as:

Final thoughts

When it comes to making easy recipes on keto, nothing beats this keto stuffed peppers recipe. It is made using only easy to find ingredients and this recipe is truly one that the entire family can enjoy, even those who aren’t following a keto lifestyle.

So, if you’re looking for quick keto dinner ideas that don’t break the bank but also taste amazing, then try this easy low carb stuffed pepper recipe and let me know how you like it in the comments below!

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Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers

Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

You have to try out these yummy keto stuffed bell peppers made nutritious bell peppers, ground beef and cheese. If you’re looking for a simple keto lunch, dinner or snack with only 7.7g net carbs, then you have to try these out.

Ingredients

  • 0.5lb. ground beef
  • 3 bell peppers, green, red, and yellow
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. To start, first gather all your ingredients in one place and preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Next, heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the beef and cook until it has browned.
    3. Then add in the onion powder, parsley, and tomato sauce. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, then season to taste.
    4. Next, cut the bell pepper tops and remove the seeds using a spoon.
    5. Once this is done, fill the peppers with the ground beef mixture and place the peppers in a greased baking dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
    6. Remove the lid or cover and sprinkle the top of the stuffed peppers with the cheese. Then bake for another 5 minutes.
    7. When the time is up, then pull out of the oven and serve these keto stuffed bell peppers warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 stuffed bell pepper
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 9.2gNet Carbohydrates: 7.7gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 1.7gProtein: 26.6g

 

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