This is my favorite baked pepper recipe that is keto and quick to put together. The bell peppers are stuffed with store-bought meat and tomato sauce, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese and then baked in the oven. Super easy!

Bren

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking dish with parchment paper.

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  • Cut the tops off of the peppers and carefully remove the seeds and ribs.

  • Spoon 2 tablespoons meat and tomato sauce into the bottom of each pepper. Top with 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese and 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Layer the remaining sauce between the peppers, then the remaining ricotta, and mozzarella. Place peppers into the prepared baking dish and tent with aluminum foil, making sure the foil is not touching any of the peppers.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until cheese has melted and is slightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You may need to cut a small slice off of the bottom of the pepper so it sits upright.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fat 9g; cholesterol 29mg; sodium 514mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
This a very yummy recipe and so darling for fall. I used orange peppers split long ways and they looked like pumpkins. I parboiled them for 2 minutes and gave them a cold water bath. I used leftover spaghetti sauce with added smoked sausage pieces. I layered Parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese with the sauce. Cooked for 20 min with the foil on 20 min off. Perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2019
Came to make a Keto recipe. Couldn’t eat this recipe because 1 serving is 60% of a day’s net carbs...for just this entree. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
This a very yummy recipe and so darling for fall. I used orange peppers split long ways and they looked like pumpkins. I parboiled them for 2 minutes and gave them a cold water bath. I used leftover spaghetti sauce with added smoked sausage pieces. I layered Parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese with the sauce. Cooked for 20 min with the foil on 20 min off. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
We loved this recipe. We added parmesan to the top! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2019
I don’t understand what “store bought prepared meat” means. Please give examples. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
I made this using a classic bolognese sauce. My kids were apprehensive but it was a big hit with them and my husband! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2019
Came to make a Keto recipe. Couldn’t eat this recipe because 1 serving is 60% of a day’s net carbs...for just this entree. Read More
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