Creamy Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers are meaty, cheesy and look even more delicious with pepperoni and olives on top! If you love supreme pizza or pizza with everything, you’ll love this stuffed bell pepper recipe!

Pan of keto or low carb pizza stuffed peppers

Pizza Stuffed Peppers Recipe

All the goodness of pizza without a crust and some extra green peppers is how yummy this easy dinner idea tastes to me!

I love all of the pizza inspired meals like our Crock Pot Pizza Casserole, Stromboli and Pizza Sliders. Our low carb stuffed pizza peppers are a combo of these flavors and our popular Sausage & Cream Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers.

Common ingredients ground beef, Italian sausage, pizza sauce, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, pepperoni, onions and olives taste so good inside green bell peppers!

We love the more dynamic flavors that come with mixing ground beef and sausage with spices. Meat is the most prominent flavor and then you can pretty well mix-in any other ingredients that sound good!

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Spatula lifting up a stuffed pizza pepper with a green pepper crust above a big pan of stuffed peppers

More great low-carb recipes that are loaded with flavor include our Crock Pot Cauliflower Recipe, Salami Roll-Ups, and Kielbasa & Sauerkraut.

What Can Be Mixed In To Stuffed Pizza Peppers?

  • 1 cup of cooked rice or cooked and chopped spaghetti mix in to make the meal more filling. About 1/4 to 1/2 cup of more sauce is necessary when adding starches or carbs.
  • Diced tomatoes, when I have extra from the garden I love mixing them in.
  • Chopped up mushrooms can be used in addition to OR in place of some of the meat.
  • Parmesan cheese can be stirred in or sprinkled on top before adding mozzarella cheese.
  • Marinara sauce or a sweeter sauce can help offset the green, grassy flavor of the bell pepper.
9 x 13 pan of easy pizza stuffed bell peppers on a red and white plaid napkin

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground beef
  • Italian sausage
  • Onion
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Olives
  • Sliced pepperoni

How to Make Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Brown meat in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain any extra grease.

Return skillet to the burner and turn to medium heat. Add chopped onions and stir until softened.

Browned ground beef and Italian sausage in a skillet with chopped onions on top

Stir in the pizza sauce.

Then cut cream cheese into blocks or strips. Stir well until the cream cheese is softened and there’s an even mixture.

Cream cheese and pizza sauce added to a skillet with crumbled and browned meat

Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top.

Shredded cheddar cheese on creamy meaty mixture in a large skillet

Stir once more and then spoon into bell peppers.

Cream cheese and meat pizza filling in green pepper halves

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the meat filling.

Shredded mozzarella cheese on top of pizza stuffed green peppers in a 9 x 13 pan

Then top with pepperoni and olives.

Pizza toppings on meat and cheese stuffed bell pepper recipe

Cover with foil for the first 20 – 30 minutes of baking. This allows the cheese to melt and peppers to begin softening.

Remove foil for the last 10 – 15 minutes to allow cheese and peppers to brown a bit on the edges.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Red, yellow or orange bell peppers make the meal is little sweeter and milder than the green peppers.
  • Mini peppers can be used, but sub mini pepperonis.
  • I like to cut pepper in half to save time filling and baking, but coring and filling an entire bell pepper is also an option.
  • 350°F is a safer temperature to bake at to avoid burning. 375°F will decrease cooking time about 5 – 10 minutes if you’re in a hurry to eat!
  • Keep peppers in an even layer with an equal amount of space between them to help bake evenly.
White plate with a green pepper covered in pepperonis, melted cheese, sliced olives and filled with a creamy, meaty mixture with a fork

Crock Pot Option

These pizza stuffed peppers can also be made in the crock pot on low for two to three hours to soften the pepper and allow the flavors to all cook together.

More Easy Weeknight Meals:

Chicken Supreme is a great chicken and rice dish with a sherry wine, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup sauce.

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Bell Peppers have a little crunch that pairs perfectly with tangy chicken.

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs are so tender and can be served with so many quick starches and veggies.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf is another combo meal with delicious meat and cheese all baked together.

Close up stuffed pizza peppers in a clear glass dish on a red and white plaid napkin

Creamy Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers

Servings 10 stuffed pepper halves
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
This Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is meaty, cheesy and looks even more delicious with pepperoni and olives on top! If you love supreme pizza or pizza with everything, you'll love this stuffed bell pepper recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 5 green bell pepper halved & cleaned
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Toppings

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni

Instructions
 

  • Cook meat and drain.
  • Return meat to skillet over medium heat and add onions. Cook until onions are tender.
  • Stir in pizza sauce. Then add slices or cubes of cream cheese. Stir well until the cheese is mixed into the meat evenly.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese and then spoon into bell pepper halves.

Toppings

  • Sprinkle mozzarella on top. Then place pepperoni and olives on top of cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 10 – 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the peppers are a bit softened. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 539mgPotassium: 344mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 624IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Really great one item meal with lots o flavor!

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