11 net carbs

Stuffed peppers

Enjoy the savory satisfaction of our low-carb stuffed peppers, filled with ground beef, cauliflower rice, and a savory blend of spices, topped with gooey Monterey Jack cheese—a delicious twist on a classic favorite, perfect for low-carb lifestyles or anyone seeking a healthy meal.

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Stuffed peppers

Low-carb stuffed peppers, an orange and red stuffed bell pepper served on a dinner plate ready to eat.

Low-carb stuffed peppers [Keto]

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Experience the savory satisfaction of our low-carb stuffed peppers recipe. Bursting with flavor and healthy ingredients, these bell peppers are generously filled with ground beef, cauliflower rice, and a savory blend of spices. Topped with gooey Monterey Jack cheese, each bite is a delicious blend of textures and tastes. Perfectly baked to perfection, this dish offers a twist on a classic favorite while keeping your carb count in check. Whether you're following a low-carb lifestyle or simply seeking a healthy meal, these stuffed peppers are sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy the goodness guilt-free and savor every bite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 11 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400F/205C
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.
  • Cut the tops of the bell peppers off, de-seed, and remove excess membranes. Place the peppers in a baking dish.
    Close-up view of de-seeing bell peppers to make low-carb stuffed bell peppers.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat up with a wooden spatula.
    Close-up view of cooking ground beef in a skillet to make low-carb stuffed peppers.
  • Add the salt, black pepper, paprika, dried oregano, chopped onion, and garlic. Cook until onions have softened, about 4-5 minutes.
    Top-view of a skillet cooking ground beef, onions, garlic, and seasoning to make filling for low-carb stuffed peppers.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Top-view of skillet cooking the filling for low-carb stuffed peppers - ground beef, tomatoes, spices, cauliflower rice.
  • Divide the mixture between the peppers. Top with the cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the peppers are tender and cheese has melted. (Bake time will depend on the size of your peppers).
    Top-view of low-carb stuffed peppers topped with shredded cheese ready to be baked in the oven.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy!
    Low-carb stuffed bell peppers on a dark grey plate garnished with fresh parsley.




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Our favorite thing about stuffed peppers is they can be easily adapted to many different flavors and options. Here are some of our favorite variations:

  • Tex-Mex twist: Replace the oregano and paprika with chili powder and cumin. Add a can of black beans and corn to the filling mixture for a Southwestern-inspired flavor profile.
  • Mediterranean medley: Incorporate chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese into the filling mixture. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving for a taste of the Mediterranean.
  • Italian inspired: Use Italian seasoning in place of the oregano and paprika. Add diced zucchini, mushrooms, and marinara sauce to the filling for a classic Italian flavor combination. Top with grated Parmesan cheese before baking.
  • Asian fusion: Season the filling with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for an Asian-inspired twist. Add chopped water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and green onions to the mixture for added crunch and flavor.
  • Buffalo chicken: Swap out the ground beef for shredded cooked chicken breast tossed in buffalo sauce. Mix in diced celery and blue cheese crumbles for a spicy and tangy flavor sensation. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb stuffed pepper recipe Keto?

Yes, with caution. One serving of this recipe is one stuffed pepper, which has 11 net carbs. Since you’re limited to 20 net carbs per day on a Keto diet, you’ll want to make sure you plan the rest of your day accordingly, as this recipe will use just over half of your daily carb allowance.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this stuffed pepper recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare the filling ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Fill peppers and bake when ready.
  • Storing leftovers: Cool the stuffed peppers and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: Freeze stuffed peppers on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Store for up to 2-3 months.
  • To reheat: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake at 350F/175C for 20-25 minutes or microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!

Additional Details

Discover a delicious dish that fits perfectly into your low-carb lifestyle. Our low-carb stuffed peppers recipe offers a savory solution for those seeking flavorful meals without compromising on health. Made with wholesome ingredients and packed with essential nutrients, these stuffed peppers are a delightful addition to any diabetes-friendly menu.

Stuffed peppers have a rich culinary history that spans across various cultures and cuisines. Originating in Mediterranean regions, this dish has evolved over time, with each culture adding its own unique twist. Traditionally, stuffed bell peppers were filled with a mixture of rice, meat, and spices and then baked to perfection. In our modern adaptation, we’ve replaced rice with cauliflower rice, making it suitable for low-carb diets without sacrificing taste or texture.

Details about ingredients

Our low-carb stuffed peppers recipe features a simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients. Bell peppers serve as the perfect vessel for our hearty filling, providing a vibrant pop of color and essential nutrients. Ground beef adds protein and savory flavor, while cauliflower rice offers a low-carb alternative to traditional rice. A medley of spices, including oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper, infuse the dish with depth and complexity. Topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese and garnished with fresh parsley, each bite is a delicious mix of flavors.


  • Vegetarian option: Substitute ground beef with plant-based protein alternatives such as lentils or tofu for a meat-free version.
  • Cheese varieties: Experiment with different cheese options, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or feta, to customize the flavor profile of your stuffed peppers.
  • Extra veggies: Add additional vegetables such as spinach, mushrooms, or diced tomatoes to the filling for added nutrition and flavor.

Serving pairings

  • Crisp green salad: Serve your stuffed peppers alongside a refreshing green salad dressed with vinaigrette for a light and satisfying meal.
  • Steamed vegetables: Pair your stuffed peppers with a side of steamed vegetables like broccoli or asparagus for an extra boost of fiber and nutrients.
  • Roasted sweet potatoes: For a heartier option, serve your stuffed peppers with roasted sweet potatoes or quinoa for a wholesome and filling meal.

Benefits for people with diabetes

Managing diabetes involves making food choices that help regulate blood sugar levels and promote overall health. Our low-carb stuffed peppers recipe offers numerous benefits for individuals with diabetes. By using cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice, we reduce the carbohydrate content of the dish, making it easier to manage blood sugar levels. Additionally, the combination of protein from the ground beef and fiber from the vegetables helps stabilize blood sugar levels and promote satiety. With its balanced nutritional profile and delicious taste, our stuffed peppers make a diabetes-friendly meal that you can enjoy guilt-free.


  • When selecting bell peppers, choose ones that are firm and brightly colored for the best flavor and texture.
  • If you prefer a spicier filling, add a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flakes to the mixture.
  • Make a batch of stuffed peppers ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for easy meal prep throughout the week.
  • Don’t forget to garnish your stuffed peppers with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Experiment with different cheese varieties to find your favorite combination. Cheddar, mozzarella, or feta are all delicious options.

Our low-carb stuffed peppers recipe offers a tasty and nutritious solution for individuals with diabetes. With its simple ingredients, easy preparation, and endless customization options, this dish is sure to become a staple in your diabetes-friendly meal rotation. Enjoy the savory satisfaction of our stuffed peppers while staying on track with your health goals.

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