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Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ground beef, tomato sauce, and cauliflower rice baked inside a bell pepper.  Stuffed bell peppers have been popular for a long time.  And now for low carb and keto eaters, they’re a great healthy choice as cauliflower rice replaces traditional rice.


Cauliflower.  Who knew it would become the most versatile vegetable for the low carb and keto diet.  You can make just about anything with cauliflower from mashed cauliflower to pizza crusts!  Cauliflower rice is a healthy, excellent replacement for regular, starchy rice.

cauliflower rice stuffed bell peppers from My Kitchen Serenity


Ingredients for Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Ground Beef
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper


How to Make Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

This easy recipe uses hamburger meat but you can use ground turkey or even ground sausage.  This recipe also uses frozen cauliflower rice which is super convenient. 


Step 1.  Cook the ground beef until done and drain.  While the ground beef is cooking, steam the cauliflower in the microwave.  I use the kind you steam in the bag.  After the cauliflower has cooked, place it in a strainer over a bowl and press out as much liquid as possible.


Step 2.  After you’ve cooked and drained the ground beef, add the remaining ingredients (cauliflower rice, tomato sauce, sour cream, and seasonings).  The sour cream makes the ground beef-cauliflower mixture so rich and creamy.


Step 3.  Cut the tops off of six bell peppers and remove the seeds.  Add the seasoned ground beef-cauliflower rice mixture into each bell pepper, fill all the way to the top!  Bake for about 20-25 minutes.  (Cover before baking for softer bell peppers).  Top each bell pepper with mozzarella cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned.  You could also use the broiler for a few minutes to get the cheese nicely browned.  We love mozzarella cheese or the Italian blend for this recipe.   These hearty, low carb stuffed bell peppers are excellent comfort food and make great leftovers!


stuffed bell peppers from My Kitchen Serenity


Each bell pepper has approximately 8 net carbs per stuffed bell pepper according to the brands that I used for this recipe.


Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Ground beef, tomato sauce, and cauliflower rice baked inside a delicious, nutritious bell pepper.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb Ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 12 oz Cauliflower rice, steamed and drained
  • 6 ea Bell peppers
  • 2 ea 8-oz cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Shredded cheese, mozzarella or Italian blend
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine the cooked ground beef (or ground sausage if preferred) with the steamed cauliflower rice.  Be sure to drain the cauliflower rice and press out as much of the liquid as possible.

  2. Add the tomato sauce (use the tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano for added flavor), sour cream, and seasonings.  Mix well.

  3. Wash and dry bell peppers.  Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and white membrane.  Fill the peppers with the ground beef mixture and place in a baking dish.

  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven, and top with cheese.  Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.  Use the broiler to brown the cheese to your liking.

  5. NOTE:  For softer bell peppers, cover with foil before baking. 


If you try this recipe, let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!


Please try these easy Low Carb & Keto recipes from My Kitchen Serenity:

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

Broccoli Slaw

Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Wraps

Skillet Chicken Thighs over Cauliflower Rice



Notes:  Different brands will vary on the net carbs so keep that in mind.  For the most part, they should be fairly close.  Use a site like MyFitnessPal.com or FatSecret.com to figure out this information based on the brands or ingredients you used.  

Now the legal stuff (because my mama didn’t raise a fool):  Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional.  I am simply sharing my personal favorite recipes on this blog.  Please consult with your physician before starting any diet or exercise program.  I provide net carb information for my low carb recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers.  I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.


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