A favorite recipe for using up extra shredded pork is pulled pork stuffed peppers without rice. They bake up quickly for a fast keto-friendly meal at any time.
Why you'll love it
I've also got a pulled pork appetizer recipe for a keto-friendly tomato melt. I have to say that stuffed peppers without rice are some of the best ways to use up leftover pulled pork.
I've shared a recipe for keto stuffed bell peppers before. This is another fantastic recipe for pulled pork stuffed peppers without rice that I know you will love.
You'll get a healthy dose of vegetables with this one, as I've added in some spinach along with the bell peppers. One stuffed pepper is plenty for a quick lunch or appetizer.
There are just a handful of ingredients in these no-rice stuffed peppers. In fact, you probably already have everything you need for low-carb stuffed peppers in your fridge or pantry.
Here's a bit more information about what I used to make them.
Low-carb pulled pork
Do not buy pulled pork from the grocery store since it is probably made with extra sugar and syrup. Instead, follow this pulled pork recipe.
Any color or variety of bell pepper is perfect for this recipe. I like to use a combination of green, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers.
Use fresh spinach since you are going to saute and wilt it.
Use both parmesan and mozzarella cheese for the most incredible flavor on top of the stuffed peppers.
My family has been trying to stay dairy-free, so I like to top these off with some Daiya mozzarella shreds. However, they are a bit more high carb, so I usually eat mine without any.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Brush peppers with oil. I used olive oil, but you can use coconut oil or avocado oil.
- Bake for a short time. They only need to be baked until the cheese melts.
- Make the pulled pork ahead of time. This will save you a lot of time when you make these low-carb stuffed peppers.
If you have ever made stuffed bell peppers before, then you will have no trouble at all making these. Here's a bit more information about how I made these low-carb stuffed peppers.
Pre-roast the peppers
First, cut the bell peppers, remove the seeds, then brush them with olive oil. Roast the peppers in the oven until they start to crisp slightly around the edges.
Wilt the spinach
In a large skillet, saute the fresh spinach until it wilts. Then, add the spinach to the pulled pork and mix it together really well.
Fill the peppers
Add the meat mixture to the peppers and top with more wilted spinach. Add the cheese on top and bake until the cheese is completely melted.
️ Serving suggestions
These delicious stuffed peppers are the perfect main course. In fact, they are an entire dinner. If you want to add a side dish with them, serve them with some keto dinner rolls.
Since these are made with pulled pork, some jicama fries would taste amazing with them too.
This is also a delicious dinner idea with riced cauliflower on the side.
There are a lot of different ways to make this keto stuffed peppers recipe. Please let me know if you change this recipe up in the comments.
- Instead of pulled pork, you can use any kind of ground meat like lean beef, turkey, Italian sausage, or pork.
- Even though these stuffed peppers are made without rice, you can fill them with some cauliflower rice if you like it.
- For some extra flavor, add a little bit of tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and some chopped onion.
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about these stuffed peppers without rice.
I'm hoping to have more time to develop a low-carb, dairy-free cheese recipe soon. I just need more time to experiment in the kitchen, which I plan to do this year after leaving my engineering job.
Yes, this is the perfect recipe to make for your family, as long as your kids like peppers! Just top it off with a little extra cheese and sauce and they will love it!
Yes! If you cook a big batch of pulled pork over the weekend, these stuffed peppers without rice should be quick to prepare during the week. You can leave them prepped and ready in the fridge. All you have to do is stick it in the oven and serve for dinner!
Since the marinara sauce is often used as a sauce for stuffed peppers, it is important to look at the ingredient label. Only use marinara sauce that is sugar-free when you are on a keto diet.
Keep leftover keto stuffed peppers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
If you enjoyed this simple pepper recipe, here are some more delicious and easy pork recipes you should make next. They are some of my go-to's!
- Keto Pulled Pork Nachos completely cover crispy cauliflower and make the most amazing lunch or appetizer.
- Berkshire Pork Chops are pan-seared for the crispest exterior, which locks in all the amazing juices.
- Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast is the fastest way to cook a roast that keeps the meat moist.
- Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin is made with balsamic vinegar for tender and juicy meat with a touch of sweetness.
- Keto Air Fryer Pork Chops are crispy but made without any oil.
Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers without Rice
- ¾ Cup Low Carb Pulled Pork
- 2 medium Green Bell Pepper cut in half (about 150 grams each)
- 1 medium Red Bell Pepper cut in half (about 160 grams)
- 1 medium Yellow Bell Pepper cut in half (about 180 grams)
- 2 Cups Fresh Spinach chopped
- 2 Tablespoon Parmesan
- ½ Cup Freshly Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Olive Oil for brushing bell peppers
- Lightly brush bell peppers with olive oil. Place in a slightly greased baking sheet. Roast bell peppers in preheated oven at 375°F for 5 minutes. Cool for a few minutes for easy handling.
- In a lightly greased skillet over low heat, wilt spinach for a few minutes.
- Reserve 2 tablespoon spinach. Transfer the remaining spinach to pulled pork. Mix well.
- Fill each bell pepper halves with mixed pulled pork. Top with the reserved spinach. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and mozzarella.
- Bake in preheated oven at 375°F for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and slightly golden.
Array ( [calories] => 65 [carbohydrates] => 2 [protein] => 6 [fat] => 3 [saturated_fat] => 1 [cholesterol] => 16 [sodium] => 80 [potassium] => 190 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 1335 [vitamin_c] => 45.3 [calcium] => 62 [iron] => 0.5 )
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First published on March 29, 2018. Post updated on July 14, 2022, with additional recipe information and new photos.