Keto Sausage Stuffed Peppers Without Rice

Last Updated on October 26, 2022 by Toya

These keto sausage stuffed peppers without rice are an easy, delicious keto recipe that will keep you satisfied and will keep your meals exciting on your keto journey.

In fact, just about everyone in your family will enjoy these stuffed peppers without rice. After all, what’s better than a recipe that has lots of meat, cheese, and vegetables that will help you keep the weight off?

keto sausage stuffed peppers

 

East Italian sausage stuffed peppers with no rice

On a traditional diet, stuffed peppers are made with rice. This simply cannot work for any low carb or keto diet as rice is very high in carbs.

 

 

Therefore, we’ve made this stuffed pepper recipe with ground meat and cheese instead. It tastes just as good, is satisfying, easy to make, and contains only 7 net carbs per serving.

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Ingredients for these keto sausage stuffed peppers 

This easy keto recipe only needs 8 ingredients for the tastiest low carb stuffed peppers you’ve ever tasted. You should note that we used large sweet red grilling peppers in this recipe as this is what we had on hand, as opposed to bell peppers. However, you can choose to use green, yellow, red, or orange bell peppers or even poblano peppers if it suits you.

To make this recipe you will need:

  • 3 Large red sweet peppers
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean original ground sausage
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese
  • ½ c Chopped green onion
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c Shredded mozzarella cheese

 

How many carbs are in peppers?

Peppers are great to have on the keto diet as they are low in carbs. Here is the breakdown of the carbs in the most popular peppers used in stuffed pepper recipes:

  • A large red bell pepper has 7.2 grams of carbs and 2.5 grams of fiber. This means a large red bell pepper contains 4.7 net carbs.
  • A large yellow bell pepper contains 11.8 grams of carbohydrates and 1.7 grams of fiber. This means that a large, yellow bell pepper has 10.1 grams of net carbs
  • A large green bell pepper contains 5.5 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber. This means that one large green bell pepper contains 2.5 gram of net carbs.
  • A large sweet red pepper has 9.8 grams of carbohydrates and  3.4 grams of fiber. This means that a large sweet red pepper has only 6.4 grams of net carbs.
  • A large sweet green pepper has 7.61 grams of carbs and 2.8 grams of fiber. This means that one large sweet green pepper has only 4.81 grams of carbs.
  •  A large poblano pepper contains 3 grams of carbs and 1.1 grams of fiber. This means that each contains 1.9 grams of net carbs.

 

What other stuffing can be used in this stuffed pepper recipe?

For this recipe, we used ground sausage. However, you can choose to use whatever meat you’d like for stuffing.

Many people use either ground beef, ground turkey, ground pork, chicken, or cauliflower rice.

Generally, ground beef and ground turkey are the most popular filling used to make this recipe.

If you find that you prefer any of the meats and stuffing mentioned above better, go ahead and substitute your favorite for this recipe.

 

How to make keto sausage stuffed peppers without rice

To start, slice each of the large sweet peppers in half lengthwise, and scoop out all of the seeds and the stem from the inside.

ingredients for stuffed peppers

 

Then, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground sausage until it is cooked through.

 

In the last 30 seconds of cook time for the sausage, add in the garlic powder

 

Then chopped green onion

 

Then your minced garlic, as well as salt and pepper to taste.

Then you will stir everything until it is combine well. The mixture should look like this at this point in time:

 

Next, mix in the cream cheese, and stir until completely melted.

keto stuffed peppers without rice

 

It should look something like this:

 

Now, it’s time to stuff the pepper halves with the meat mixture you’ve just prepared. This shouldn’t take long and is quite a simple step.

keto stuffed peppers with ground sausage and cream cheese filling

 

Next, you will sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the peppers.

 

Bake the peppers for 15-20 minutes until they begin to soften, and the cheese is browned on top. They should look like this when they’re done:

how to make low carb stuffed peppers

 

Serve these keto sausage stuffed peppers with more freshly chopped green onions as garnish if desired.

sausage stuffed peppers without rice

This stuffed pepper recipe is very easy to make. It only requires a handful of easy-to-find ingredients and contains less than 8 net carbs per serving. This means this can make the perfect keto lunch, keto dinner, keto snack, or keto side dish. It’s all up to you!

These keto stuffed peppers with sausage are a simple recipe, however, you can always expand it by adding more ingredients like low carb vegetables, more meats, or more spices for explosive flavor!

Also, feel free to try out some other keto breakfast recipes as well! 

374 cals / fat 31g / 9 g carbs / 2g fiber/  15g protein =  7 net carbs

Keto Sausage Stuffed Peppers Without Rice

Keto Sausage Stuffed Peppers Without Rice

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

If you're on a keto journey, then you will love these easy keto sausage stuffed peppers without rice! These make the perfect keto dinner, lunch or side dish idea worth making!

Ingredients

  • 3 Large red sweet peppers
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean original ground sausage
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese
  • ½ cup Chopped green onion
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice each of the large sweet peppers in half lengthwise, and scoop out all of the seeds and the stem from the inside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground sausage until it is cooked through.
  3. In the last 30 seconds of cook time for the sausage, add in the garlic powder, chopped green onion and minced garlic, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
  4. Mix in the cream cheese, and stir until completely melted.
  5. Stuff each of the pepper halves with the meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the peppers.
  7. Bake the peppers for 15-20 minutes until they begin to soften, and the cheese is browned on top.
  8. Serve with more freshly chopped green onions as garnish if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 pepper
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 836mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5.4gProtein: 15g

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