If youre looking for satisfying low-carb dinner ideas, these keto Stuffed Peppers without Rice are just what you need. They dont include rice so are much lower in carbs than traditional stuffed peppers.
Cauliflower rice takes the place of regular rice in these keto stuffed peppers. Theyre hearty, satisfying, and only take about 40 minutes to make.
Yes, traditional stuffed peppers include regular rice but these keto stuffed peppers use cauliflower rice instead! Theyre full of the flavors you love and are a delicious keto-friendly option!
Ingredients You’ll Need
3-blend shredded cheese
How to Make Stuffed Peppers Without Rice
Wash the bell peppers, cut them in half and remove the membrane and seeds. Place the peppers in a baking dish, cut side up and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Saute the ground meat in a skillet for about 6-7 minutes until cooked through. Drain the grease and transfer the meat to a bowl.
Saute the onion, garlic, and riced cauliflower for about 4-5 minutes, until softened.
Add the marinara sauce, basil, sea salt and ground pepper to the same skillet over medium low heat. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, stirring often.
Stir in the ground meat and continue to cook until heated through.
Stir in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.
Spoon the meat and sauce mixture onto the peppers. Add a small spoonful of marinara sauce and a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top of each pepper half.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F. Seve and enjoy!
Do You Have To Cook The Peppers Before You Stuff Them?
The peppers in this recipe arent cooked but you can absolutely cook them if thats your preference. We find that the peppers hold their shape and have great texture when theyre not pre-cooked.
Can You Eat Bell Peppers on Keto?
Yes, as long as they fit into your daily carb allowance. Some keto programs follow a maximum of 20 carbs per day. A whole green pepper has about 6 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber for a net carb count of 4 grams.
Can I Freeze Stuffed Peppers?
Yes, these stuffed peppers can be frozen. Just note that the cauliflower rice holds a lot of moisture so the peppers might be extra soft when you do bake them.
One option is to freeze the peppers without stuffing them and then stuff them with the meat and cauliflower mixture just before baking. When youre ready to bake the peppers theres no need to defrost them first. They can be placed in the oven while still frozen. Youll need to add about 15 minutes to the cooking time.
To warm the stuffed peppers faster, use a microwave oven. Heat them at 50% power for about 3 minutes. Check for doneness and continue to heat in 1 minute increments until done to your liking.
Do I Have To Boil My Peppers Before Stuffing Them?
No, the peppers do not have to be boiled or pre-cooked. Theyll have a better texture and will easily hold the fillings when theyre stuffed raw. If you prefer to pre-cook the peppers, you can definitely boil them before stuffing.
Stuffed Peppers Without Rice Recipe
If you’re looking for satisfying low-carb dinner ideas, these keto Stuffed Peppers without Rice are just what you need. They don’t include rice so are much lower in carbs than traditional stuffed peppers.
3bell peppersmixed colors
1 1/4cupmarinara sauce
1/2cup3-blend shredded cheese
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Remove the membrane and seeds from the bell peppers after washing them.
Place the peppers cut side up in a baking tray and season with salt and pepper.
Cook the ground beef in a pan for 6-7 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Remove the meat from the pan and place it in a basin.
Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion, garlic, and riced cauliflower are softened.
In the same pan, over medium low heat, combine the marinara sauce, basil, sea salt, and ground pepper. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, stirring often.
Continue to cook until the ground beef is cooked completely.
Stir in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.
Fill the peppers with the meat and sauce mixture. Top each pepper half with a tiny tablespoon of marinara sauce and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Seve and have fun!