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Keto Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe to Maintain Ketosis

Chef Dan Catanio , On May 27, 2024


How to Make Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers

Keto Stuffed Pepper Recipe Description

This keto stuffed bell pepper recipe is a blend of seasoned ground meat and tomato paste, encapsulated in roasted bell pepper. With 5g of net carbs per stuffed pepper this is a keto meal prep recipe you won’t want to miss!

Keto Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients for keto stuffed bell peppers

Ingredients needed for keto stuffed bell peppers.

  • Salt & Pepper 2tsp each

  • Tomato Paste 3Tbsp

  • Garlic, Oregano, Parsley 2tsp each

Keto Stuffed Bell Pepper Kitchen Tools

Tools Needed to Make this keto Recipe

Kitchen Tools needed to cook keto stuffed bell peppers.

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons

  • Cutting Board

  • Food-Safe Nitrile Gloves

  • Spatula

  • Baking Sheet

Keto Stuffed Pepper Step-by-Step Cooking Directions

  1. To prepare this keto meal, begin by washing the bell peppers and onion. On a clean cutting board, vertically slice each bell pepper with your chef’s knife. Then remove the stems, seeds, and interior membrane with your fingers. Set your bell pepper halves aside. Prepare the onion by chopping into a fine dice, and placing in your mixing bowl.

    bell peppers sliced in half

    Slice the bell peppers in half and remove the stems, seeds, and membrane.

  2. Preheat your oven to 300º. In your mixing bowl, combine the small diced onion, 16oz raw ground turkey or beef, 3Tbsp tomato paste, and 2tsp of salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, dried oregano, and dried parsley. Put on your food-safe nitrile gloves, and fully incorporate these filling ingredients by folding and mixing them into each other with your hands.

    mixing the bell pepper stuffing

    Mix the bell pepper filling ingredients.

  3. Segment the filling into 4 equal portions, rolling each into a meatball. Place 1 meatball inside each bell pepper half to create the stuffed bell peppers. Then place the stuffed peppers on your baking sheet. Remove and dispose of the nitrile gloves, wash your hands, and clean any surfaces that came in contact with the raw meat. Bake the stuffed bell peppers for 20 minutes, check and turn, and then another 20 minutes. The stuffed peppers are fully cooked when the interior temperature reaches 165º.

    filled bell peppers going into the oven

    Place the meat filling inside the bell pepper.

  4. With oven mitts, place the baking sheet on a trivet. Using your tongs, you may plate the stuffed bell peppers, and serve. To elevate the dish, you can heat ⅓C marinara sauce, and pour overtop. This adds an additional 5g of net carbs to your meal.

    keto stuffed bell peppers plated and garnished

    Serve and enjoy this keto stuffed bell pepper recipe.

Keto Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Suggestions

This keto stuffed bell pepper recipe derives its inspiration from classic Italian flavors, and pairs well with various Italian dishes that are keto friendly. Check out this keto creamed spinach recipe to add more healthy variety to your keto diet. But staying in ketosis can be a challenge, so try keto meal delivered to your doorstep to support your diet.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.