Keto Stuffed Peppers

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A delicious keto stuffed peppers recipe made the traditional way using ground beef and melted cheese in a bell pepper. Quick and low in carbs; perfect for a keto diet!

These keto low carb stuffed peppers with ground beef are very quick to prepare, easy to make and they make a great meal for the whole family! This is the kind of warm, hearty meal that you would look forward to after a long day at work. Both the flavor and the texture of these stuffed low carb bell peppers are superb! You will be begged to make them more often!

These keto stuffed peppers are an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your keto diet, especially if you are typically one who finds it hard to include vegetables in a subtle way into your meals while still keeping your meals enjoyable.


How to make low carb stuffed peppers?

Making stuffed bell peppers is easy and fun!

  1. Prepare – First you’ll need to prepare and mix your fillings together. Cut the peppers in half and remove all the seeds.
  2. Assemble – Fill in the halved peppers and top with cheese!
  3. Bake – Transfer to a baking dish and into the oven and bake until the pepper becomes tender or until the fork goes in easily into the pepper.
  4. Serve – Garnish and serve with a scoop of Greek yogurt.

Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe Video

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Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, mixed colors
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning or chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, optional
  • cilantro, optional

Keto Stuffed Peppers Directions

  • Keto Stuffed Peppers
  • ground beef stuffed inside red and yellow bell peppers and topped with melted cheese

    Why I love stuffed bell peppers

    I love stuffed bell peppers because you can add whichever ingredients your heart desires. For protein, you can substitute the ground beef with ground chicken, turkey or even Italian sausage. This low carb stuffed pepper recipe can also easily be made vegetarian by removing the meat all together. You can switch up the fillings every time you make it, so you will surely not get bored of eating it! If you have any leftovers, you can have them for lunch the next day or take them to work with you!

    The melted cheese adds a lot of flavor to the recipe so we suggest you keep it! However, if you’re not a fan of cheese, you can easily omit it from the recipe. As we said, these keto stuffed peppers can so easily be changed up so that they will never become boring and can be adjusted to anyone’s preferences.

    A lot of people who are on a keto diet, especially those who are just starting out might think that they have to cut out a lot of the traditional meals which they used to eat before going keto. However, these stuffed bell peppers can easily show you that keto does not have to be difficult and that you can still enjoy warm, tasty dinners with your family!

    Speaking of stuffed peppers! Make sure you checked our our stuffed jalapeno poppers recipe. It will surely be a hit with your family and friends and is a perfect keto recipe.


    bell peppers in a dish topped with cilantro

    Are stuffed bell peppers keto friendly?

    Yes, stuffed bell peppers are keto friendly and keto approved, as long as you fill them with low carb ingredients!

    Green bell peppers are low in carbs, making them keto approved. Moreover, they contain other keto foods such as ground beef and cheese which are both low in carbs and high in protein and fat which means they keep you fuller for longer.

    Are bell peppers good for you?

    Yes! Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and potassium. Bell peppers have more Vitamin C than oranges! They are also high in fiber and have a lot of nutrients in them such as potassium, folate and iron. They are a great way to add in some color to your diet, thus, getting a variety of phytonutrients. While green peppers are lowest in carbs, red peppers have 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green peppers.

    How many carbs are in a bell pepper?

    There is 4.6g total carbs in a 100g of green bell peppers and only 2.9g net carbs per 100g. Net carbs are the total carbs without the fiber. Green peppers are the most keto-friendly peppers, which is why they are the ones we suggest using in this recipe if you are following a Keto diet. Yellow, orange and red bell peppers contain around 3.9g net carbs per 100g. This is still fairly low but you need to keep this in mind, especially in the beginning when your body is not used to ketosis yet.

    a bowl with cream cheese surrounded by bell peppers and ground beef

    What to put inside a keto stuffed bell pepper?

    Stuffed peppers can be filled with just about anything, but with ground beef and melted cheese is our favorite way as it tastes close to the traditional recipe and make for great comfort food. However, stuffed peppers can easily be done up by adding different shredded cheese and ground meat such as ground turkey, chicken or even steak. Cauliflower rice, olives and tomatoes also make the stuffed bell peppers taste delicious!

    stuffed peppers on a plate with cilantro

    Save time with stuffed pepper meal prep for the week

    This recipe is perfect for anyone who prefers to meal prep as stuffed keto peppers can easily be prepared and stuffed ahead of time. Even though these peppers can easily be reheated in the oven, in our opinion, they taste better if baked right before they are being served! Because of the fact that they can be meal prepped, they make for the best weeknight dinner as all you would need to do is put them in the oven on the day.

    chopping green bell peppers with a knife

    What to serve with stuffed peppers that's keto

    The wonderful thing about these keto stuffed bell peppers is that they already contain vegetables and can be satisfying on their own. However, sometimes you want something extra on the side, especially if you are serving them to guests as it makes the plate look more full and appetizing.

    Some sides that you can serve these stuffed peppers with, while also keeping the meal keto friendly are Spanish Cauliflower Rice, Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, Leafy Greens or even a side salad for a lighter meal.

    We also suggest serving these Stuffed Peppers with a dollop of sour cream to dip them into!

    Keto Stuffed Peppers: FAQS

    How to make stuffed peppers not soggy?

    If you find that your bell peppers are mushy and soggy, you may have overbaked your stuffed peppers. Another tip is to avoid getting excess liquid or grease from the ground beef into your stuffed pepper.

    Can you freeze stuffed peppers?

    Yes, you can freeze stuffed peppers. Assemble and cook this stuff pepper recipe as instructed. Once cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and foil and place in a freezer safe bag. Freeze for 1-2 months.

    Should bell peppers be precooked before stuffing?

    Unless you are finding your peppers crunchy after baking them stuffed, it's not necessary to par-cook your bell peppers.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Stuffed Peppers

    Servings: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 433
    Fat 34.7g
    Protein 22g
    Total Carbs 8.7g
    Net Carbs 6g

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    1. I’ve been eating Keto for over a year and I wanted to try the stuffed peppers as a low carb dinner option. The Peppers were delicious! I’m looking forward to trying them with different fillings in the future.

    2. Thank you for so many reasons! Not only is your Youtube channel amazing, but I love that your recipes are on the top of the page!!! Not everyone wants to read through a ton of nonsense to get the the meat and potatoes! How do I downvote the others! I am playing, but I love you and thank you for being a keto Goddess!

    3. I am a few weeks into the keto diet and I have lost 12 pounds! When you are 54, 12 pounds is a big deal! This recipe I have now made twice, the first time I followed your recipe, the second time I made it more like a phily cheesesteak. Both versions are great and easy to reheat.

      I just wanted to say how thankful I am for your recipes and videos.

    4. Curious if you can stuff the peppers & freeze to bake at a later date? Or should I bake first then freeze after? We are doing some meal prepping and thought these would be something good to bring out during the week.

      1. I haven’t tried freezing them. I did look up on another blog where she cooked them first and then froze them. I’m not sure if they will turn out soggy but it’s worth a try.

    5. Oh, my Goodness! I do not care for bell peppers, but your recipe looked interesting so I tried it. I did add a little onion and cauliflower rice just to extend the volume. The dish is delish! My husband and I so enjoyed it, and the prep was easy also. Thanks you for effort in helping us lose weight and be healthy.

    6. I made this evening and it was well received. I followed the recipe as written, but the internal temperature was less than 100 F after 15 minutes. I ended up keeping in the oven for 35 minutes and that was about right. I will make again with that adjustment.

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