Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

Make delicious, low carb stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice, lean ground turkey,and taco seasoning (189 calories or 3 WW points).

easy keto recipe of low carb stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers are a classic. They’re complete meals contained within a tender bell pepper—what’s not to love? To update the family favorite recipe and make it low carb and low calorie, I use lean ground turkey and season it with a packet of low sodium taco seasoning. I swap the rice for cauliflower rice (microwave a bag of frozen cauliflower rice for convenience) and top my now-low carb stuffed peppers with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro, lime, and sour cream.

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice (189 calories or 3 WW points) - a keto recipe made with ground turkey and taco seasoning!

To ensure the peppers are soft and cut down on baking time, I blanch them in boiling water for 3 minutes, until they’re tender but still somewhat crisp, before stuffing.

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Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

Make delicious, low carb stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice, lean ground turkey,and taco seasoning (189 calories or 3 WW points).
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 pepper halves
Calories: 189kcal


  • 4 medium bell peppers any color, cut in half lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil½ small onion, finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)2 garlic cloves, minced (optional)1 pound lean ground turkey breast1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning1 8-ounce can tomato sauce2 cups cooked cauliflower rice 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)Optional: sour cream, fresh cilantro, salsa, guacamole


  • Prep the peppers: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully drop 4 of the pepper halves into the water and cook for 3-5 minutes (the peppers should be tender but still retain their shape). Use tongs to remove the peppers to a plate and repeat with the remaining 4 pepper halves. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the cauliflower rice. Cook until the mixture has thickened. 
  • Lay the soft pepper halves cut-side-up and use a spoon to divide the turkey mixture among them, stuffing it inside as best you can. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and top each pepper half with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Bake until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with any toppings you like: fresh cilantro, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.


1 pepper half made with 99% lean ground turkey: 3 WW Freestyle points
1 pepper half made with 93% lean ground turkey: 4 WW Freestyle points


Serving: 1pepper half | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g


15 thoughts on “Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

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  2. Laura Lee

    5 stars
    DE-LI-CIOUS!!! I have been making the standard stuffed bell peppers with beef and rice for years. This new version you invented will now be our standard, especially since my husband has to watch both his fat and carbs, and we couldn’t believe how tasty and nutritious you’ve made this. THANK YOU ANDIE! I also tried your chicken curry and sesame chicken recipes recently – WINNERS! Thank you for sharing your tasty dishes.

  3. Allison

    This looks delicious! Is the nutrition info calculated based on 93% lean turkey or 99% lean? Thanks for the clarification!

  4. Bre

    It says 3 or 4 points, but when I enter the nutritional info given here it adds up to 6 points in the WW app. I’m curious why that is and which is correct.

    1. Andie Mitchell Post author

      Hi Bre! I just calculated it again to be sure and I came up with 3 points per pepper half (if using 99% lean ground turkey). Were you counting for 2 pepper halves maybe?

      1. Bre

        Thanks for your response. I just copied the nutritional info listed above that says it is for 1 pepper half. I don’t know if that is meant to actually represent 2 halves, but it says “serving size: 1 pepper half” and then lists nutrition info so I just took that info and entered it in the WW app.

        1. Andie Mitchell Post author

          I’m calculating the Freestyle points, so I enter all of the ingredients into the app (a lot of the ingredients are 0 points). I think if you’re calculating based on the nutritional info (and not entering ingredients), you might be getting the Smart points and not the Freestyle points.

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