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These low carb stuffed peppers are a great keto recipe! Like a keto lasagna and they're super easy, too!
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Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

These low carb stuffed peppers contain 297 calories, 17.7g fat, 24.7g protein, and 5.7 net carbs per serving. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword light recipes, low carb recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 large bell peppers any color
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and crumble as it cooks. Drain the grease when meat is cooked through.
  • Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the baby spinach to the skillet and let cook until wilted, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ricotta and parmesan to the cooked beef and stir well to combine.
  • Cut each bell pepper in half length-wise and remove the seeds and ribs.
  • Place the peppers in a 9x13 baking dish and fill each half with the beef mixture.
  • Stir together the tomato paste, water, garlic powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Spoon evenly over the peppers.
  • Top each pepper wiht mozzarella.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and then turn the oven to broil. Keep a close eye on the peppers and broil for 1-3 minutes or until cheese has lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parsley (or basil, if you prefer).

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Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5105IU | Vitamin C: 114.3mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 2.5mg