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Italian Sausage Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

These Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers are the perfect weeknight dinner. Tender green pepper halves stuffed with hot Italian sausage, red bell pepper, onions and covered in mozzarella cheese. This is a low carb meal you don’t want to miss!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: Italian sausage, keto, low carb, stuffed bell peppers
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 2 whole green bell peppers
  • 4 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 whole red bell pepper
  • 1/2 whole yellow onion
  • 1 package Italian sausage (about 5 links)
  • 1 cup Italian cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Half your green bell peppers, and sprinkle them with some salt and pepper. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the peppers are soft. You will also want to slice your onions and red bell peppers into thin strips. 

  2. In a hot cast iron skillet, add your butter and then add in the onions and red bell pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 -7 minutes, then remove from the pan. Add in the hot Italian sausage (squeezing from the casing) and brown the meat, then add the red peppers and onions back in. 

  3. When the green bell peppers are soft, add the Italian sausage, onions and bell pepper mixture to the pepper halves. 

  4. Divide the shredded cheese among the 4 peppers, covering them. Put them back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown. 

  5. Top with fresh basil if you wish, and dig in!  

Recipe Notes

Macros: 4 servings, 418 calories per serving. 9 net carbs (11 total carbs - 2 grams fiber = 9 net). 30 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein.  These macros are estimated and provided as a courtesy using MyFitnessPal, we cannot guarantee the accuracy.