Stuffed Bell Peppers {Keto, Whole30, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo}

These stuffed bell peppers combine ground beef, veggies, and marinara sauce for an easy and healthy allergy friendly dinner any night of the week.

I’ll keep it short and sweet today since it’s finally nice outside and I have big plans to plant some tomatoes 🙂

This recipe has been a staple in my house for years and I’m excited to finally be posting it! It’s super easy to make, Paleo and Keto friendly, and is loaded with veggies.

You start by chopping off the tops and scooping out the seeds of some bell peppers. Then you place them cut-side down and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

While the peppers are cooking, you brown some ground beef with an onion. Once the meat is browned you add a chopped zucchini, garlic, and mushrooms.  Then you just saute the mixture until the veggies get soft.


Now this is my favorite part, you pour in a cup of store-bought marinara sauce – my secret ingredient! It’s easy to find allergy friendly marinara sauce, it’s not too expensive, and using store bought makes life so much easier 🙂


After that, scoop the filling into the bell peppers and top with a bit more marinara to keep the filling from drying out. Then, I topped mine with some dairy free mozzarella cheese but that part is totally optional.


Now bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees and your easy, healthy, allergy friendly dinner is done – viola!!!

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Stuffed Bell Peppers {Keto, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo}

These stuffed bell peppers combine ground beef, veggies, and marinara sauce for an easy and healthy allergy friendly dinner any night of the week.

Course dairy free, keto, Main Course, paleo, whole30
Cuisine American
Keyword gltuen free dinner, gluten free stuffed bell peppers, keto dinner, keto stuffed bell peppers, paleo dinner, paleo stuffed bell peppers, stuffed bell peppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 408 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut, Avocado, or Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef preferably organic and grass fed
  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 4 Bell Peppers any color
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Zucchini finely chopped
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Marinara Sauce + Extra for top I use a store bought that's low carb and dairy free
  • Mozzarella Cheese Use Dairy Free If Needed, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and take out the seeds. Place cut side down on a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  4. Once hot, add the onion and ground beef and cook until browned.
  5. Then, add the mushroom, garlic, and zucchini. Saute until veggies are tender, 5 - 8 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in 1 Cup of marinara sauce and mix to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Arrange bell peppers cut side up on the baking sheet and spoon the filling into each bell pepper. The filling should generously fill the 4 bell peppers. Spoon additional marinara sauce over each bell pepper to keep them from drying out. Then, lightly sprinkle with dairy free mozzarella cheese if desired.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Serve
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Bell Peppers {Keto, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Potassium 905mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 80.5%
Vitamin C 205.3%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Posted April 23, 2018 by Cassidy in Egg Free, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo, Whats For Dinner?, Whole30 / 0 Comments


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