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Lasagna Pepper Boats

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese if you prefer and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if you like.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 232 calories; 13.6 10 18.6 49 815 Full nutrition

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Once again, a great dinner resulted from a deliberate attempt to use stuff up that needed to be used up. It’s sort of like lasagna, but not lasagna, gooey, cheesy, and just plain delicious. But...

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Alright but lacked pizzazz. Could be really good with a few mods i think. Next batch I'll drop the cottage cheese and add more SHARP cheddar vs less mozz. Also will poke some holes in the peppe...

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Once again, a great dinner resulted from a deliberate attempt to use stuff up that needed to be used up. It’s sort of like lasagna, but not lasagna, gooey, cheesy, and just plain delicious. But...

This is one heck of a good stuffed pepper recipe. I followed the recipe as directed, except used colored bells instead of green, since that is what I had on hand. I did substitute ricotta for th...

We loved these. Only thing we changed was that we added some fresh basil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Next time I will make deeper boats by cutting slice from the side of a pepper and sco...

These were delicious,especially the sauce. The only issue I had was the cheese melted out of the peppers. I will use a larger pepper next time and there will be a next time. For low carb these a...

We were surprised at how good these were. We simmered halved colored bells (grown in our ten gallon buckets) until slightly tender. Mixed parm cheese with cottage cheese and layered it with gro...

Delicious!! Was so light and refreshing. A great change from traditional noodles. My husband likes low carb meals so this was just right. I added some garlic, mushrooms, onions and white wine to...

Alright but lacked pizzazz. Could be really good with a few mods i think. Next batch I'll drop the cottage cheese and add more SHARP cheddar vs less mozz. Also will poke some holes in the peppe...

Amazing. I didn't do it with ricotta, and I love ricotta so that might be what we try next time. This was a refreshing change from eating soo many noodles.

Really good! I would use less water in the pan and I added fresh Parmesan cheese on top. Everyone loved it.