These keto stuffed peppers are a deliciously healthy, keto friendly dinner that can easily be made in less than an hour! If you love lasagna and have been wanting to find a good, keto friendly lasagna dish, then you are in luck!
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Keto Stuffed Peppers
Filled with ground Italian sausage, cheese and more, you are going to love the explosion of flavor when you try these keto lasagna stuffed peppers. You may want to make a double batch of them though. Even your non keto friends and family will be begging for seconds after they get a taste of these delicious peppers!
What is Needed to Make Keto Stuffed Peppers?
I love how little this recipe requires! The bold flavors in this recipe might make you feel like you have to work very hard to make it, but it really requires very little:
- Medium Size Mixing Bowl and spoon
- 9x13 Baking Dish
How to Make This Keto Stuffed Pepper Recipe
Heat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Place the cut peppers into the prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, saute the Italian sausage in a skillet over medium high heat until cooked through. Make sure to drain the excess fat.
Pour the marinara in with the cooked ground sausage and stir to combine. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, blend together the ricotta, cottage cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, egg, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the peppers from the oven and drain any moisture that may have accumulated in them. You can just pour it out carefully.
Spread a spoonful of the cheese mixture into the bottom of each of the pepper halves.
Top the peppers with the meat mixture.
Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
How Long Does it Take to Make These Keto Lasagna Stuffed Peppers?
Start to finish, you will have these mouth watering keto lasagna stuffed peppers in just 45 minutes! Perfect for a rushed weeknight dinner.
Are Peppers OK for Keto Diet?
Many people are under the belief that bell peppers are not keto friendly, but that is a misconception. They are perfectly keto friendly and very, very healthy!
Bell peppers are low enough in carbs that you can enjoy them often on your keto diet, however, it is important to know that the exact macros do vary depending on the color of the pepper.
How Many Carbs Are in Green Peppers?
One large green pepper has roughly 7.6 grams of total carbs and 4.8 grams of net carbs.
How Many Carbs Are in Red Peppers?
One large red pepper has roughly 9.9 grams of total carbs and 6.5 grams of net carbs.
How Many Carbs Are in Yellow Peppers?
One large yellow pepper has roughly 11.8 grams total carbs and 10.0 grams of net carbs.
How Many Carbs Do Stuffed Peppers Have?
These keto stuffed peppers have just 7 net carbs per serving. This is well within keto diet guidelines, so you can confidently enjoy this delicious dish.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
What Vegetables Should We Not Eat on Keto
Many people think that vegetables are always healthy, but that is not the case with keto. It is important to know what the carb count of a vegetable is before you eat it and some vegetables are surprisingly high in carbs.
When following a keto diet, a good rule of thumb is to consume MINIMALLY 12 to 15 grams of carbs from vegetables daily. The following is a list of higher carb vegetables that you should avoid while on keto:
- Potatoes (all varieties, including sweet potatoes)
Can These Keto Stuffed Peppers Be Made in the Instant Pot or Air Fryer?
If you don’t want to heat up your oven or if you don’t have access to an oven for whatever reason, you can easily make these in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Keto Stuffed Peppers
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Place 2-4 prepared stuffed peppers into the basket of your air fryer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn them at the 7 and 1/2 minute mark.
What to Serve with These Keto Stuffed Lasagna Peppers
This keto stuffed pepper recipe is perfectly delicious on its own, but there are also some great sides that you can serve it with. Here are some of my favorites:
Caesar Salad is a delicious side dish for this brilliantly flavored stuffed bell peppers. Not all Caesar salads are created equally though so be sure and make your own to insure that it is keto friendly!
Cauliflower rice makes such a great side dish for almost any meal, but it’s really good with these stuffed peppers as its mild flavor doesn’t overpower the peppers.
It’s never a bad idea to add more healthy vegetables to your diet, right? Delicious roasted veggies tossed in oil and sea salt make a great side dish for this recipe.
Keto Stuffed Peppers
- ½ pound ground Italian sausage
- 3 small bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and hollowed
- ½ cup ricotta
- ⅓ cup cottage cheese
- 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- ½ cup low carb marinara sauce
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish
- Place the cut peppers into the prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, saute the Italian sausage in a skillet over medium high heat until cooked through.
- Make sure to drain the excess fat.
- Pour the marinara in with the cooked ground sausage and stir to combine. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, blend together the ricotta, cottage cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, egg, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the peppers from the oven and drain any moisture that make have accumulated in them. You can just pour it out carefully.
- Spread a spoonful of the cheese mixture into the bottom of each of the pepper halves.
- Top the peppers with the meat mixture.
- Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 725mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!