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Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

 

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers are a delicious way to enjoy the flavor of lasagna without the carbs and to take advantage of the lower prices of peppers late in the summer. I love the flavor of orange, red, and yellow peppers and their color is even more awesome than their flavor.

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers- a low carb way to enjoy lasagna.

 

I usually like to grab one in each color when I make stuffed peppers and have a rainbow of stuffed peppers.  🙂

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers- a low carb way to enjoy lasagna with lots of meat sauce and cheese.

 

 

To make these peppers, which are similar to my Lasagna Zucchini Boats, I start by making a super thick meat sauce with ground beef.

The bottom of the peppers get stuffed with a mixture of cottage cheese (you can use ricotta instead), an egg, and Parmesan cheese. Then the meat sauce goes on top.

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers- a low carb way to enjoy lasagna.

 

I mix the leftover sauce with a small can of tomato sauce and pour it in the bottom of the baking dish. Having a little liquid surround the peppers as they cook helps get them soft and then you have extra sauce to spoon over the peppers.

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers- a low carb way to enjoy lasagna with lots of meat sauce and cheese.

 

Once the peppers are mostly cooked through, I add the mozzarella cheese and pop it back in the oven to finish cooking. You will need to adjust the cooking time to suit your tastes. I like my peppers to still have a little crunch so I cook them about 35 minutes, but you may want to cook them up to 15 minutes longer to get the peppers really soft.

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

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Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers have all the flavor of lasagna without the carbs.
PREP: 25 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 10 mins
SERVINGS: 6 pepper halves

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small sweet or yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 (green red, yellow, or orange) peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 (7-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Add ground beef to a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Break apart with a wooden spoon and add onion. Cook until beef is no longer pink.
  • Add garlic to pan with beef and cook 1 minute.
  • Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, black and crushed red pepper, and water. Stir to mix well and let simmer for 15 minutes. Mixture should be very thick, but add more water if you want to thin it.
  • In a small bowl, stir together cottage cheese, egg, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Place pepper halves in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spoon cottage cheese mixture into pepper halves, dividing evenly.
  • Scoop ground beef mixture into pepper halves. You will probably have some ground beef mixture leftover. Mix it together with the tomato sauce and spoon into bottom of baking dish so that it covers the bottom.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle mozzarella on peppers.
  • Return baking dish to oven uncovered and bake another 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course

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12 thoughts on “Lasagna Stuffed Peppers”

  1. I’m not a super fan of peppers but this recipe is amazing! It is pretty easy to make and no kidding tastes like lasagna. I was not missing the noodles. As soon as peppers go on sale, I’m going to make again.

  2. joolz hulley

    These are incredible! I made them as the recipe instructed except used half ricotta and half cottage cheese. They’re sooo good. This definitely became a favorite. Glad i doubled the recipe because they still taste great leftover too

  3. Being a Southern Boy, the website caught my eye. I tried this tonight. Definitely a “keeper”. This was the first time I actually ate all the pepper. It’s delicious, and rather fun to make – even after work!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This is such a great idea, Christin! My husband and I love stuffed peppers, but I always forget to make them. Love this lasagna version!

  5. Hi Christin! I love this low-carb lasagna recipe! I’m definitely pinning, sharing and adding to my menu line-up. Your photos are gorgeous!

  6. Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

    Seriously LOVE these! We haven’t had stuffed peppers in so long but these are right up our alley! Such a fun healthier take on lasagna.

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