Keto Stuffed Peppers (Mexican Style)

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This Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe is simple, delicious, and keto-friendly. Mexican seasoning gives this dish incredible flavor! With only 0.4g of net carbs per serving, it fits perfectly into a low-carb lifestyle.

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Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe

One of the biggest reasons I love these stuffed peppers without rice is its simple keto-friendly recipe but still insanely delicious. No matter how healthy a recipe is, I’m a firm believer that it should also have a ton of flavor and texture. Living the keto lifestyle doesn’t mean that food should be tasteless or boring.

Honestly, this is probably one of the most straightforward Keto recipes you’ll ever make. My son, my biggest keto food critic, said, “Mom, I think this is your best keto recipe yet.” I waited until after he finished his second helping before spilling the beans about his least favorite ingredient…..cauliflower. He hates cauliflower and can usually detect the smallest amount, but not in this recipe. 

Are Bell Peppers Keto Approved??

While you have to be mindful of the serving size, a green medium bell pepper contains only four net carbs, which makes it a healthy vegetable in moderation. All bell pepper colors have similar nutritional information.

Is Cauliflower a good vegetable to eat while on keto?

Yes, cauliflower is an excellent vegetable on the keto/low carb diet because it is versatile and low in carbs. It has tons of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Besides the nutritional value, one cup of raw cauliflower only has three net carbs, making it the perfect keto vegetable.

Ground beef, keto taco seasoning, and cauliflower in a pan for the stuffed pepper filling

Store-bought taco seasoning may not be the best choice due to some of the ingredients and the carb count. However, many feel that store-bought taco seasoning is okay. Check out my recipe for homemade keto taco seasoning to add to the ground beef mixture if you watch the ingredients.

Red, yellow, and green bell peppers that have been halved sitting in a glass pan

Pro Tip:

In a baking dish, pop the bell peppers in the microwave for 5 minutes before adding the ground beef mixture to soften the peppers. By doing so, you heat it just enough to avoid a crispy texture when the keto-stuffed peppers are done. While these are in the microwave, it’s a good time to preheat the oven, so it will be ready when needed.

Ground beef mixture being put in bell peppers for low carb stuffed peppers

Adding salt, pepper, onions, and garlic to the riced cauliflower helps it to taste much better (just being honest here). The cauliflower rice gives the keto-stuffed peppers the texture and flavor of Mexican rice without all the carbs. My children are not huge fans of cauliflower, but they weren’t even aware it was an ingredient in this Mexican-style low-carb stuffed pepper recipe.

Cheese being sprinkled on top of the bell peppers of the keto stuffed peppers recipe

Cheese makes everything better, right? Adding cheese to Keto stuffed peppers adds fat and protein to your keto/low carb diet. You can use any cheese that you prefer. Besides white cheddar, I have also tested this recipe with Colby Jack and Monterey Jack cheese, and the dish has always turned out fantastic.

Extra Veggies in this Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Anytime I can add more veggies to a low-carb recipe and make it more healthy, I’m 100% game. I love how this low-carb stuffed peppers recipe has cauliflower as an added veggie. Feel free to play around with the amount you use, as you may enjoy more riced cauliflower. I had to play my cards carefully with this recipe as too much riced cauliflower would out my secret.

Finished keto stuffed bell peppers on a plate, with a fork with a bite of peppers on it in the front.

I created these Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe because my family loves any Tex-Mex or Mexican food. The bell peppers, beef/riced cauliflower mixture, and taco seasoning have a rich, savory flavor. Recipes like this help us to stay on track and not get bored with our keto food choices.

What is a great filling for bell peppers?

This recipe’s Mexican ground beef mixture is a twist on traditional stuffed peppers. We loved the bold, hearty flavor the keto taco seasoning added. In addition, you can make extra taco meat so that you can try some of my family favorite low carb leftover taco meat recipes for quick and easy meals throughout the week!

Although this is a Tex-Mex recipe, you could change it up and add a low-carb marinara tomato sauce such as Rao’s for more of an Italian flare.

What is good to serve with low-carb stuffed peppers?

Adding a garden salad with an olive oil-based dressing (or your favorite alternative) to the already hearty meal will give you an easy, delicious, well-rounded keto dinner. If you want to pack an extra punch of flavor with these pepper, you can also top them in homemade keto enchilada sauce!

More Keto Mexican Recipes:

Low Carb Chicken Fajita Soup

Keto Taco Salad

Cheesy Keto Nachos with Bell Peppers 

Keto Baked Chicken Fajitas

Homemade Queso

Queso Soup

Cheesy Mexican Skillet

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole 

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Keto Stuffed Peppers

This Keto Stuffed Peppers recipe will become a family favorite in your home! It's simple, delicious, and keto-friendly. What more can you ask for when it comes to finding a meal that everyone in your household will love?!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: keto stuffed bell peppers, keto stuffed peppers, keto stuffed peppers recipe, low carb stuffed peppers, low carb stuffed peppers recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum



  • Cut bell peppers in half horizontally and clean out the inside. Place face up on a greased 9x13 casserole dish and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, chopped onion, and minced garlic to a skillet and cook until ground beef is browned. Drain.
  • Pop the steam bag of riced cauliflower in the microwave.
  • Add the Rotel, homemade taco seasoning, beef broth, and 1/2 cup of riced cauliflower (save the rest for a different meal. You could add more, but my kids didn’t notice it was in the ground beef with this amount)
  • Bring taco mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered on medium allowing the liquids to reduce and the sauce thickens. If the sauce hasn’t reduced after 10 minutes continue to simmer until it does. 
  • Scoop the ground beef mixture into the bell peppers.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20 min in a 350-degree oven. 
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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Enjoy this low carb stuffed peppers recipe for any family-friendly dinner. You’ll love the bold flavors, and how crazy easy to make!

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  1. 5 stars
    This delicious. i loved using the beef broth instead of water. i made two minor adjustments. i added a cup of rice cauliflower. i also i just precooked the green peppers 2 minutes because i like mine crispy.

  2. I haven’t tried this yet but it sounds delicious. One thing that I’ve learned when using cauliflower “rice” is that if you cook it and then put it in a cheesecloth lined strainer and squeeze as much moisture as you can it also takes away that cauliflower taste. My daughter hates it as well and can’t tell when I do this❤️

  3. 5 stars
    It’s just two of us here so instead of a quarter of an onion and beef broth I used a packet of beefy onion soup mix and mixed the cheese into the meat mixture, reserving a little for a topping.

  4. 5 stars
    Very delicious! I followed the recipe as written, but I felt I could have added a bit more cauliflower rice.

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