Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers (Keto Stuffed Peppers) are an easy-to-make Mexican recipe that everyone will love. Ground beef, salsa, sour cream, and melted cheese come together in a perfect healthy serving that tastes delicious! This recipe is keto, low carb, and gluten-free!
🎥 Recipe Video
Why You'll ❤️ Taco Stuffed Peppers
A quick and easy stuffed bell pepper recipe stuffed with your favorite taco ingredients is the way to go! Just make your stuffing mixture and spoon into precooked peppers.
Bake until hot and bubbly - this will be in and out of your oven in no time. An easy, Mexican-style dinner!
Another perfect make-ahead stuffed pepper recipe. In fact, I make these all the time on the weekend and let them sit in the fridge ready for baking a few days later. Super convenient!
New Take on an Old Classic
These are not your classic stuffed bell pepper recipe. This delicious Mexican-inspired taco version is a great alternative to classic peppers filled with rice, tomatoes, beef, and onion!
The beauty of bell peppers is that they taste great, and you can stuff them with so many delicious things!
Low Carb Keto Stuffed Peppers
Both keto and low carb, these peppers are a healthy recipe that you'll feel good about eating.
net carbs 5.9 g | fat 15.5 g | protein 12.4 g
🥘 What You'll Need
Here are the ingredients and tools you will need to make Taco Stuffed Peppers:
Bell Peppers - Any color is fine.
Ground Beef - I used 80/20 blend (20% fat content) but you can use lower fat ground beef if you prefer.
Taco Seasoning Mix - Of course this is my favorite! 🙂 It's easy to make and much healthier. You can also use 1 store-bought packet for each pound of ground beef.
Sour Cream - Use full fat if you are following keto, if not low fat or nonfat is fine too.
Salsa - If you are following keto check the carb content and make sure they haven't slipped in any sugar.
Cheddar Cheese - Fresh grated is best. Usee mild, medium, or sharp.
- 13 x 9 Baking Dish
- Measuring Cups
- Measure Spoons
- Cheese Grater or Food Processor (this is my food processor and it makes quick work of grating cheese!)
- Mixing Bowl (I've had this exact set for years. They are a perfect weight, do not move around on the counter while stirring, and are really good quality.)
- 12" Skillet
- Chef Knife
- Cutting Board
🔪 How To Make It
Here's how to make this taco stuffed bell pepper recipe:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Assemble ingredients. Wash peppers. Slice peppers lengthwise in half through the middle and remove the seeds.
Cook The Peppers
Place the sliced peppers in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave 5 or 6 minutes or until just until peppers are soft.
Note: Due to reader feedback the microwave cooking time has been reduced to 5 or 6 minutes, but please start checking doneness after 3 or 4 minutes. With varying sizes of peppers and microwave wattage, cooking times could vary. Peppers will be slightly "shriveled." It's okay because you will stuff them with cooked ingredients, which will reduce oven cooking time. 🙂
Cook The Meat
In the meantime, brown the ground beef until cooked through. Add the taco seasoning and water and cook according to instructions.
Here is my recipe for homemade taco seasoning. It is super simple to make and healthy. I never buy store-bought packets anymore!
Make Taco Filling
In the same pan, you cooked the taco meat, mix in sour cream, salsa, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
I like to do a taste test here and see if it is spicy enough. I typically make things on the mild side since we have varying tastes in our household. For those who like it spicy, you can have them add hot sauce when you serve.
Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place cooked peppers inside the dish and generously stuff with meat mixture. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
Bake 350 ° F for 20-30 minutes until peppers are heated through, and cheese is melted.
Serve with additional your favorite taco toppings, salsa, and hot sauce. Here is a great recipe for fresh guacamole!
What Sides Go With Taco Stuffed Peppers?
Taco stuffed bell pepper recipe is really a meal in one. We like to top with our favorite taco toppings (shredded lettuce, olives, onions), homemade guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
How Do I Reheat Stuffed Peppers?
You can reheat your peppers in the oven by covering them with foil and baking at 350° F until warm inside. An alternative is warming in the microwave oven.
Should I boil my peppers before stuffing them?
To reduce the baking time, you can boil peppers before stuffing them or steam in the microwave for 7 to 10 minutes. Make sure to slice your peppers in half and take the seeds out, per the recipe instructions.
I like steaming in the microwave because it is quicker and hands-off, which makes my life easier.
Can You Freeze Stuffed Peppers?
You can freeze stuffed peppers. My preferred method is to make the recipe first - stuffing and baking the peppers, then freezing in airtight containers. Thaw and bake until heated through at 350° F
Freeze them individually for the perfect make-ahead lunch or single-serving dinner!
How Long Will Stuffed Peppers Keep In The Fridge?
Stuffed peppers will be kept in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
How Long Can You Freeze Peppers?
Peppers can be frozen for up to 8 months, but I prefer to use stuffed peppers within 3 to 6 months.
How Long Do Stuffed Peppers Take To Cook?
This recipe takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to bake, but the bell peppers are steamed in advance while I'm preparing the taco filling.
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- Easy Fresh Homemade Guacamole
- Quick Stuffed Zucchini Taco Boats
- Copy Cat Taco Seasoning Mix
Keto Stuffed Peppers
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