Lasagna Pepper Boats


Always looking for low-carb recipes, I was making my family lasagna and got the idea to make my lasagna in a 'green pepper boat' instead of using noodles. This tastes great even to people who love carbs! Freezes well too. If I make a smaller batch, I will freeze the leftover sauce for the next time.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 6 green bell peppers, halved and seeded

  • salt to taste

  • water as needed

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (12 ounce) container cottage cheese

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Arrange bell peppers, cut-side up, in a 10x15-inch baking dish; season with salt. Pour enough water into dish to make 1/4-inch depth.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, and black pepper to ground beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors blend, about 15 minutes.

  4. Fill each bell pepper with a heaping tablespoon cottage cheese; top with a layer of mozzarella cheese, a layer of Cheddar cheese, and meat sauce. Sprinkle each 'boat' with more mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are tender and cheeses are melted, 50 to 65 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese if you prefer and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 815mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 255mg 20%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 563mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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