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Easy Keto Stuffed Peppers (Taco Style)

These easy low-carb stuffed bell peppers are an amazing weeknight meal. Filled with perfectly seasoned ground beef, cauli rice, tomato and onion topped with gooey cheese. They are the best way to satisfy your taco cravings on the keto diet!

Stuffed bell peppers topped with melted cheddar cheese on a sheet pan

Making stuffed peppers keto

Making low-carb recipes can be a challenge, so here are a few things we did to make sure these stuffed peppers were keto-friendly:

  • We ditched the taco seasoning packet with added fillers and carbs and made our own keto taco seasoning.
  • Swapped out white rice for cauliflower rice.
  • Only used 1/2 of a small onion.
  • Added in some olives for extra healthy fats.
  • Topped with some melty cheese!

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Tips for these easy taco stuffed peppers

This recipe is pretty straightforward, but here are a few tips:

  • Use a bag of pre-riced cauliflower rice to save yourself some time.
  • If you’re looking for the lowest carb bell pepper, go with green peppers.
  • The keto taco seasoning can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the cupboard.
  • The cheese is totally optional, omit for Whole30 or strict Paleo.
  • Add on your favorite toppings! We like avocado, cilantro and a dollop of chipotle aioli is a must.
Stuffed bell peppers with ground beef and cauliflower rice on a sheet pan.

More tips for cooking stuffed peppers

Sometimes stuffed peppers can come out dry and bland tasting, so don’t let that happen! Here are a few things to watch out for:

  • Only cook the ground beef until it is just barely cooked through. It will finish browning and get a little crispy in the oven.
  • Don’t omit the fire-roasted tomatoes, they keep the stuffed peppers juicy and flavorful.
  • Be careful not to overcook the bell peppers. We prefer them with a little crunch, and the 15 minute cooking time is perfect for that.
2 stuffed bell peppers topped with melted cheddar cheese and hot sauce on a plate with avocado

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Your turn to try this lazy keto meal

Time for you to give this super-easy (aka lazy) recipe a try! Pick up some fresh bell peppers and get ready for some keto-friendly taco flavors. Let us know how it goes by leaving a rating and review in the comments below. Don’t forget to take a pic and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, we love to see what you’re cooking!

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Stuffed bell peppers topped with melted cheddar cheese on a sheet pan

Easy Keto Stuffed Peppers (Taco Style)

4.58 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 419kcal
These easy keto stuffed bell peppers are filled with perfectly seasoned ground beef, cauli rice, tomato and onion topped with gooey cheese.
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For the peppers:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, drained (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can sliced olives (14.5 oz)
  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

For the keto taco seasoning

  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika (smoked or regular)
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, omit or adjust to fit desired spice level)

Optional toppings:

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  • To make the keto taco seasoning, mix all of the seasonings together in a bowl or jar. Set aside.
  • Dice onion and gather the remaining ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add in the ground beef and onion, breaking up the ground beef into small chunks. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is almost cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  • While the ground beef is cooking, prepare the bell peppers. Cut the tops of the bell peppers off and use your hands to carefully take out the seeds and membranes, leaving an empty "shell".
  • Once the beef is almost cooked through, add the taco seasoning. Stir well to mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, fire roasted tomatoes and olives to the meat mixture. Stir to mix and remove from heat.
  • Place the bell peppers on the baking sheet. Fill each bell pepper up with the taco meat mixture from the skillet. Top each bell pepper with some cheese.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until the bell peppers are cooked to your liking. Remove from the oven and serve.


Nutrition facts are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. Facts do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fiber: 8g
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15 thoughts on “Easy Keto Stuffed Peppers (Taco Style)

  • Holy Moly that was great!!
    I used 3 bell peppers and a jalapeño for mine. I have a lot of left over meat mixture that I have ready in the fridge to make a giant pan of nachos for Sunday football! Woo hoo!
    Thank you for this easy And DELICIOUS recipe!!

  • Hi, I am planning on making these within a few days. I noticed that the nutrition value does not change regardless of how many servings you are making. Is that correct? It seems like if I am making 2 peppers that the nutrition value would be less since I am making less. Thank you. Hopefully I will hear from you soon.

    • Hi there. Unfortunately, the nutrition information is not dynamic and doesn’t recalculate when you change the servings. It is always based on the original serving size so you’d have to do some quick math if you’re adjusting the servings.

  • That was amazing!!!! I did half bell peppers and half Anaheim peppers and enjoyed the Anaheim’s waaaay more.

  • There is no measurement for the taco seasoning. Does that mean that the entire recipe for taco seasoning should go into this dish? It doesn’t sound like it should, so I’ll play with the seasonings, but I do wish there had been a measurement for the seasoning as it would have made it a bit easier than having to keep tasting.

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