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Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Italian Stuffed Peppers are a hearty and flavorful dish that combines bell peppers’ vibrant colors and rich flavors with savory Italian sausage and cheeses. Whether you’re looking for a comforting family dinner or a dish to impress guests, these stuffed peppers are sure to delight with every bite.

Italian Stuffed Peppers

A deliciously cheesy and satisfying keto-friendly meal.


  • 4 bell peppers, any color
  • 1 lb Italian ground sausage
  • 1 1/4 cup Rao’s marinara sauce
  • 1 cup cooked cauliflower rice (squeeze out all the moisture)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned and cooked through. Drain excess fat.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce and cooked cauliflower rice. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing flavors to combine.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the ricotta cheese until well combined.
  6. Spoon the sausage mixture evenly into each bell pepper.
  7. Place stuffed peppers upright in a baking dish.
  8. Top each pepper with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Bell peppers: Approximately 4g net carbs per pepper
  • Italian sausage: 0g carbs
  • Rao’s marinara sauce: Approximately 4g net carbs per 1/4 cup
  • Cauliflower rice: Approximately 2g net carbs per cup
  • Ricotta cheese: 3g net carbs per 1/2 cup
  • Mozzarella cheese: 1g carb per 1/4 cup shredded


Italian Stuffed Peppers are a delicious way to enjoy a taste of Italy while sticking to your keto lifestyle. With their cheesy filling and tender peppers, they make a satisfying meal for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them for a weeknight dinner or a special gathering, these stuffed peppers are sure to please. Enjoy the flavors of Italy without the guilt—buon appetito!

Credit to gogas2 on Reddit

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