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Whole3 & Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers

If you are missing pizza on your Whole30 or low carb diet, you'll want to make these Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers that's delicious and full of hidden veggies!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time53 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 stuffed bell peppers
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers any color
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice about 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce sugar free
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Optional: 2 oz chopped pepperoni*, plus more for topping omit for sugar detox
  • Optional: Your favorite shredded cheese
  • Chopped basil leaves, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and/or your favorite topping for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and grease a baking dish just big enough to fit the 4 bell peppers standing upright.
  • Slice off the tops of the bell peppers and scrape out the seeds and membranes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, then add the bell peppers to the water and let them boil for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the bell peppers to the baking dish, standing them upright. 
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add onion and garlic and cook stirring for 3 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, cauliflower rice, sea salt, and ground pepper. Cook stirring until the beef is browned and the cauliflower rice is soft and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add marinara or pizza sauce and dried oregano, and stir into the mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through and thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pepperoni, if using.*
  • Spoon the meat mixture into the bell peppers evenly until they are all filled up. Top with more pepperoni pieces and cheese, if using.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve sprinkled with your favorite toppings. 

Notes

* If you aren't using pepperoni, you may want to add a bit more sea salt to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1stuffed pepper | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3990IU | Vitamin C: 182.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.6mg