Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers


Enjoy these traditional savory stuffed peppers without all the extra carbohydrates! My family loves these! You can use any kind of ground sausage, hot or mild, your choice.

close up view of a green Stuffed bell Pepper with melted cheese and fresh herbs on top, on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
4 stuffed peppers


  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)

  • 1 ½ pounds ground sirloin

  • ½ pound bulk pork sausage

  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped, divided

  • 1 small white onion, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed, or to taste

  • seasoned pepper to taste

  • 4 large green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed

  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (Optional)


  1. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook ground sirloin and sausage in a skillet over medium-low heat until browned and crumbly, stirring often, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Mix in 3/4 the tomatoes, onion, butter, garlic, oregano, fennel seed, and seasoned pepper. Simmer over low heat until meat mixture comes together, about 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Fill bell peppers with meat mixture, alternating with layers of feta cheese and Parmesan cheese. Place stuffed bell peppers side-by-side in the prepared casserole dish; add remaining tomatoes around and under the peppers so they cook up and into the peppers. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder for fresh garlic.

Alternatively, you can cut peppers in half vertically and stuff each half, making serving easier and speeding baking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

606 Calories
36g Fat
17g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 606
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 1315mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 146mg 732%
Calcium 506mg 39%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1137mg 24%

* 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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