Lasagna Stuffed Peppers are the perfect low carb and Keto Friendly option for those who love lasagna! This cheesy ground beef lasagna stuffed into bell peppers is seriously the best way to make a low carb lasagna! Lasagna stuffed peppers are filled with all of the lasagna flavors with out all of the carbs!
Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
I love lasagna, it is one of my favorite comfort foods to make. When sticking with low carb and Keto way of eating my biggest struggle was giving up my pasta. I really love my pasta and have been working hard to find ways to enjoy my pasta favorites in a low carb way. These Lasagna Stuffed Peppers are the perfect solution to my wanting lasagna.
Sometimes I do my spaghetti squash lasagna when I am wanting a low carb lasagna, but that one takes a bit more work then making Lasagna stuffed peppers, so when I need super quick I go to these Low carb stuffed peppers.
Low Carb Stuffed Peppers
This low carb stuffed peppers recipe started out because my son asked me to buy him a giant pack of bell peppers when we were in the grocery store. Like any mom would do, I bought them because no one tells a kid no when they are asking for vegetables! I had no plans of buying bell peppers that day and I had no clue what I was going to make with these bell peppers, but I figured oh well I will figure it out when I get home.
When I got home I started thinking about what I was going to make with this big package of bell peppers. Normally I make stuffed peppers or I make stuffed peppers soup but both of them have rice so I couldn’t make what I normally would make preKeto with my bell peppers.
Then I was on Pinterest and I saw a picture of lasagna in my feed and I was like oh I want lasagna really bad right now. So I thought how tasty would it be to make a low carb stuffed pepper version of lasagna with the giant bag of peppers that were sitting on my counter.
Making these low carb stuffed peppers was easy, and they turned out amazing! You are all going to LOVE these lasagna stuffed peppers!
When making these low carb lasagna stuffed peppers you can use a jarred sauce, but if you are Keto or trying to stay as low carb as possible then you are going to want to use a low carb pasta sauce. Some of store bought sauces that are low carb are Rao’s Pasta Sauce and Organico Bello Gourmet Organic Pasta Sauce, you can also check the nutrition labels on the sauces you normally buy to see if they are low carb. If you are not worried about the carb count of your sauce, then you can just use your favorite sauce when making these low carb stuffed peppers.
I always have homemade pasta sauce on hand, I make large batches and freeze it. Then it is super easy to just take it out of the fridge and defrost it so I can use it. To make my life easier I freeze it in 1 cup and 3 cup amounts in freezer bags.
I also keep bags of precooked ground beef in the freezer which makes life so much easier at dinner time on our super busy nights. I buy large packages of meat and cook it all at once, then I portion it out into the freezer bags. 3 cups of cooked ground beef is about equal to a pound of raw ground beef, so I portion it out with 3 cups of cooked ground beef per freezer bag. Then when I need it, I defrost it in the microwave for a few minutes and I can get on my way with cooking dinner.
How to Make Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
lasagna stuffed peppers
- Preheat oven to 400° Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Slice bell peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers cut side up on the sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- While the peppers are cooking place the onion and beef in a saute pan, cook until the beef is browned. Drain the fat away from the beef.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the beef mixture, sauce, and ricotta cheese, until well combined.
- Fill each pepper with 1/8 of the meat mixture.
- Sprinkle each pepper with the parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake on middle rack for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
- Sprinkle with some fresh basil.
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