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Southwest Stuffed Peppers Low Carb – Healthy Keto

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I made these southwest stuffed peppers low carb version for my family this week and they were a big hit!! I’m always so excited when my low carb recipes are also family friendly and easy.  Those are my criteria for every recipe 1. low carb 2. family favorite 3. easy.

I used my basic recipe for turkey taco meat (click here for the recipe) for the meat portion of the southwest stuffed peppers low carb style. (I just realized I didn’t add the chili powder for the peppers, but it didn’t matter.)  And for the “rice” I used cauliflower rice and I made it into a green chile cauliflower rice.  I have another recipe for Mexican cauliflower rice that makes more a of a traditional Mexcian rice (red color, click here for this recipe) that you could use as well.  I didn’t want the tomato flavor in both the rice and turkey taco meat because i thought it may just become all one flavor. So this was a green and red version of the southwest stuffed peppers low carb style.

Although it could all be cooked up together for an even faster version of the recipe too.  Just make sure you brown the turkey meat first, then add the rice.

You could also just fill the peppers with the turkey taco meat or just with cauliflower rice for an even lighter approach. Play with what you like and add it to the peppers:) See don’t they look so delicious?

Southwest Stuffed Peppers Low Carb - Keto Healthy

One more funny note about my family, every person likes a different color of bell pepper.  I like any of them but green bell peppers, one of my daughters likes red bell peppers and one likes orange bell peppers.  Oh and my husband will eat any of them😂

One more funny thing, my husband eats more keto than I do, so he added even more cheese to his😂


Nutrition Facts
Southwest Stuffed Peppers Low Carb - Healthy Keto Stuffed Pepper Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 536mg 22%
Potassium 347mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 192%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Southwest Stuffed Peppers Low Carb - Healthy Keto Stuffed Pepper Recipe
Southwest stuffed peppers low carb
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
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Green Chile Cauliflower Rice
Turkey Taaco Meat
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Green Chile Cauliflower Rice
Turkey Taaco Meat
Southwest stuffed peppers low carb
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove all seeds and ribs.
    stuffed bell peppers low carb
  2. If you want softer peppers, rub some olive or avocado oil on them and roast the halves for 10-15 minutes before stuffing them. (I didn't do this and my husband thought they could have been softer). Even easier, just bake them longer after stuffed too.
  3. Next up the green chile cauliflower rice. Microwave the rice for 4-5 minutes based on your microwave. Then add rice to a frying pan with green chiles, salsa and cumin. Cook until dry ish. You don't want the rice to have liquid still because that will make a soupy stuffed pepper.
    green chile cauliflower rice keto
  4. My cauliflower green chile rice looks like this:) Set the rice aside.
  5. Brown the ground turkey. Once browned add salsa and cook for 2-3 minutes
    Turkey Taco Meat
  6. Layer the green chile cauliflower rice into the peppers.
    Stuffed Peppers with cauliflower green chile rice
  7. Layer the meat over the green chile cauliflower rice. I made mine little mounds to fit all the meat in the peppers.
    Turkey Stuffed Peppers
  8. Optional: Add cheese to the tops of the peppers and cook for 20-30 minutes. I let mine cook for 30 minutes until the cheese was bubbly.
  9. Enjoy:)
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