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These keto stuffed peppers are the perfect quick and easy low-carb meal! They’re extra cheesy, loaded with flavor, and crazy delicious. No one will ever guess there’s only 8 grams of net carbs per serving.

overhead image of keto stuffed peppers in a baking dish

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • It’s a complete meal in one! High in both protein and fat, these keto stuffed peppers have everything you need to feel full and satisfied.
  • It’s surprisingly quick and easy to make! Start by making the filling, then stuffing the peppers before transferring them into the oven. This speedy recipe requires very little effort, and is utterly foolproof!
  • It’s a total family favorite! Even carb-lovers go crazy for this keto meal. I’ve tricked many people into eating these keto stuffed peppers, and no one’s ever guessed how low-carb they are.

Key Ingredients

Bell Peppers – Green bell peppers have the least amount of carbs, so are best for this keto recipe. However, feel free to use any color bell pepper you’d like! To prepare the bell peppers for this recipe, start by slicing 1/4-inch off the top of each one. And if you’d like to reduce your waste, you could easily dice up the bell pepper scraps and toss them in with your filling. Then, use your hands or a spoon to scrape out the seeds and ribs from the inside of each bell pepper. Once hollow inside, your peppers are ready to be stuffed and baked!

Cauliflower Rice – This low-carb rice substitute is the key to making these stuffed peppers keto. Traditional stuffed peppers have rice in the filling, though we cut down on a ton of carbs by using cauliflower rice instead. However, if you’d like, you can substitute the cauliflower rice for an additional pound of ground beef. And if you’re not keto, you can use one cup of cooked white or brown rice in its place.

Chef’s Tips

  • Use any leftover filling however you’d like! I had a tiny bit of filling leftover after stuffing my peppers, so I simply enjoyed it on its own. Though feel free to use it to stuff sweet potatoes, zucchini boats, or really any veggie you’d like!
  • Switch up this keto stuffed peppers recipe anyway you’d like! It’s the perfect opportunity to use up any leftover vegetables you have lying around. Simply chop them up and throw them in with the filling so that nothing goes to waste!
  • Prep this meal ahead of time and either freeze or refrigerate until ready to eat! To do this, make the recipe up until it’s time to bake. Then, right before baking, cover the peppers in plastic wrap and store in either the fridge for up to three days or the freezer for up to one month.
keto stuffed peppers in a baking dish with fresh parsley

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Recipe By: Sam Guarnieri

Keto Stuffed Peppers

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 45 minutes
These keto stuffed peppers are the perfect quick and easy low-carb meal! They're extra cheesy, loaded with flavor, and crazy delicious. No one will ever guess there's only 8 grams of net carbs per serving.
4 servings


  • Large skillet
  • Baking dish


  • 4 large bell peppers see Notes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese see Notes
  • fresh chopped parsley for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Trim approximately ¼-inch from top of bell peppers, then remove stems, ribs, and seeds.
  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in the ground beef, Italian seasoning, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Break up beef with a wooden spoon while cooking until browned, about 5 minutes.
    keto stuffed peppers step 2
  • Add in tomato paste and cauliflower rice. Cook for about 3 minutes before removing from heat and stuffing peppers with beef mixture.
  • Place stuffed peppers inside a baking dish, top each with shredded cheese, and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes covered, then remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve.
    keto stuffed peppers step 5
  • Bell Peppers: Any color peppers will work in this recipe, but green peppers have the fewest carbs, so keep that in mind if you’re strict keto!
  • Freshly Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Be sure to purchase a block of cheese and shred it yourself for this recipe. Pre-shredded cheeses have unnecessary fillers and carbs in them that won’t work in this keto recipe!

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 446calProtein: 31gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 913mgPotassium: 879mgTotal Carbs: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gNet Carbs: 8gVitamin A: 1029IUVitamin C: 153mgCalcium: 269mgIron: 4mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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