Low Carb Keto Stuffed Peppers – Healthy & Easy to make

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These keto stuffed peppers are extremely flavorful, easy to make, and taste just like lasagna. This is a healthy stuffed peppers recipe loved by all the family members. It’s low carb and we don’t need any rice to make the filling.

keto stuffed pepper recipe

A warm comfort food dish after a long and tiring day at work is all I need. this stuffed bell pepper recipe was such a great hit, and I had to share it with you. All my non-keto family members loved these colorful stuffed keto peppers, and there’s no wonder why.

The juicy flavored ground beef stuffing and the perfectly fresh peppers are packed with such great nutrients and vitamins.

One serving of my Low Carb Stuffed Peppers provides 123% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C.

Let’s start cooking!

Ingredients for Keto Stuffed Peppers

I bet you won’t miss rice in this recipe. Since we are keeping things low carb we don’t use rice in the beef filling. If you really want to add rice while making keto stuffed peppers I recommend using cauliflower rice or zero carbs shirataki rice you can order from Amazon

  • Medium Peppers, any color you want. I loved the red and yellow ones.
  • Ground Beef – You can use ground turkey or chicken.
  • onion & garlic – adds so much flavor to the stuffing
  • diced tomatoes
  • cheddar cheese – I used aged cheddar cheese because it has a stronger taste, but you can use any kind of cheese you love. Mozzarella would be a great substitute.
  • salt & seasonings to taste
keto stuffed peppers with cheese ingredients

How to Make Keto Stuffed Peppers?

To make keto stuffed pepper we have to omit the rice that is usually used in the classic filling. Follow just a few steps and enjoy a delicious dinner:

  1. Shred your cheese! The pre-shredded cheese usually has added agents like potato starch to prevent clumping and has more carbohydrates.
  2. Take care of the Peppers. Gently wash the peppers and remove all the seeds and membranes from the inside. Sprinkle some salt over them.
  3. Make The keto stuffing for the peppers. It tastes like lasagna without all the carbs.
  4. Season the meat lasagna stuffing to taste.
  5. Fill the peppers with the keto beef stuffing, sprinkle cheese on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes!
  6. Add more oregano, and you will have a fabulous keto Italian meal without all the carbs from their classic bread and pasta dishes.
  7. For the keto pepper’s stuffing, you will need to chop one medium onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Add them in a pan with 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until it gets a nice golden brown color.
Shredded keto chedar low carb
clean the keto peppers remove the seeds
add the chopped onion in the keto melted butter
golden brown keto onion and keto garlic

Use a food processor if you’re like me an cry like a baby when it comes to cutting onions.

After about 8 minutes it’s time to add the meat. While cooking, use a spatula break up the meat.

add the ground beef to the cooked keto onions

I added pink Himalayan salt, chili powder, black pepper, dried oregano leaves. Let your taste buds guide you through this step. After adding the tomatoes add more seasonings if you feel like it.

add the seasonings over the keto peppers and meat stuffing

This is how the mixture looks before I add the tomatoes. Smells and tastes amazing. I could easily just sprinkle some cheese on top and have a nice quick low carb lunch.

cooked mixture keto stuffed peppers

Tomatoes when it starts to feel like keto lasagna.

add the ground beef to the cooked keto onions
keto stuffing done with keto tomatoes

The ground beef mixture is ready to be added to the peppers. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of stuffing in each pepper.

spoon in the keto stuffiing in the peppers

Sprinkle tons cheese on top of each low carb stuffed pepper. Well, use all the cheese you want. Who am I to judge anyone’s cheese decisions? (just kidding.)

sprinkle shredded cheese on top of keto stuffed peppers

As all the meat is covered in delicious freshly grated cheddar cheese. Bake these beauties to the preheated oven. After 15 minutes remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve them hot with a dollop of cream cheese!

add keto cheese over the peppers

That’s it – so easy and delicious!

Can We Eat Tomatoes on a Keto Diet?

Yes, tomatoes are ok to eat. Don’t be afraid to eat tomatoes on a ketogenic diet. One cup of tomatoes has only 4g NET carbohydrates.

Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, manganese and provide tons of fantastic health benefits.

Are Red Peppers Keto?

Red peppers are allowed a ketogenic diet since they are very low in carbs and have fantastic macros. You can read my keto-approved vegetable list where you can find macros for all veggies.

According to USDA One cup sliced peppers contain:

  • Carbohydrates: 5.5g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Calories: 24 kcal
  • Protein: 0.91g
  • Fats: 0.28g

How Do I Store Stuffed Peppers?

The best way to store keto stuffed peppers is to transfer them in a airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you prefer to store in the freezer they will last up to 3 months.

I love to reheat stuffed peppers in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

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keto stuffed pepper recipe

Low Carb Keto Stuffed Peppers – Healthy and Easy to Make

3.87 from 36 votes

Prep time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Yelds 6 keto baked peppers


These keto stuffed peppers are extremely flavorful, easy to make, and taste just like lasagna. This is a healthy stuffed peppers recipe loved by all the family members. It's low carb and we don't need any rice to make the filling.
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  • 3 medium red yellow or green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15-ounce can tomatoes diced
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt or more, to taste
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F/ 190°C .
  • Rinse the peppers and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove any seeds and membranes.
  • Peel onion and garlic. Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook for about 8 minutes. Stir occasionally until golden-brown and softened.
  • Add the ground beef and the seasonings. Using a spatula break the meat up as it cooks. Let the meat cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Sir in the tomatoes and let it simmer for another 15 minutes
  • Evenly divide the stuffing in each half pepper.
  • Sprinkle each pepper with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the peppers are a little bit softened. For softer peppers bake for one hour or more!
  • Serve with sour cream and freshly chopped parsley.
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Cuisine American
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  1. I just finished eating my first stuffed pepper, and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I only used 1 teaspoon salt and one teaspoon pepper, and it was perfect! Thank you for sharing the tasty recipie!

  2. I'm confused about the peppers and serving size. Is a serving size 1 full pepper whether green, red or orange. Therefore should the recipe say red, yellow or green? Or for the recipe for one serving do you need 3 whole peppers. I made it for six servings (1# ground beef) but only used 2 peppers cut in half. I'm trying to figure accurate carbs and fats. Love the recipe!

    1. The serving size is one half of a stuffed pepper and it's very filling. I am happy you like the recipe because it's one of my favorites too.

  3. Boil 2 green peppers until slightly soft. Mix 4 oz. fatty hamburger, 1 egg, 1/4 c low carb pizza sauce, tsp, garlic, T chopped onion, 1/4 c shredded cheese. Divide in half, in each pepper. Add 1 T. pizza sauce and cheese on top of each. Bake 350, 30 minutes. Very low carbs. Yummy!!

    1. Dianne, your idea sounds brilliant. I should definitely try it when pizza cravings kick in. Thank you for the comment!

  4. Oh my! My family loved these. My husband took leftovers to work and a coworker asked for the recipe. Making them again tonight.

  5. I made this for the first time about 1 1/2 weeks ago and I am making them again tonight. It was a big hit with my family and they are begging for them again! 🙂

    Thank you

  6. Delicious…so tasty. I will be making this again next week. I just had to substitute oregano with Italian seasoning and thyme. Love love love it. Thank you!!

    1. Hey Lisa. I super happy you loved the recipe. The seasonings are up to your taste and the one you used are some of my favorites too. Definitely a versatile recipe!

  7. Do you cook the peppers before you stuff them? and if I want to make them and freeze them for later, do I bake them and then freeze or freeze them before baked??
    Can't wait to try the recipe…sounds so good!

  8. Wondering if this recIpe fOr These peppers Should Have foil over while baked, also how Long do we baKe them?

    1. I didn’t use foil when baking, but the peppers were a little crunchy. If you want them more on the soft size you can use foil.

  9. My family adores this recipe. I used to make traditional stuffed peppers, but not any longer. I dont mind cuz it’s way easier

  10. 5 stars
    Loved this!! It was a huge hit, my boyfriend went for thirds . . . thought i was going to have left overs for tomorrow, guess not!

    Thank you for sharing this easy recipe!

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