Low Carb Pizza Stuffed Peppers - Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese, smothered in pizza sauce and baked inside a red bell pepper.
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Low Carb Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese, smothered in pizza sauce and baked inside a red bell pepper.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 372kcal
Author Christine Mello

Ingredients

  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 14 ounce jar pizza sauce sugar-free
  • 2.5 ounces pepperoni, divided sliced
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, divided shredded
  • 4 ounces canned mushroom slices, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers skin side down in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven, leaving oven turned on.
  • Cut the pepperoni slices into quarters, reserving 12 whole slices for later.
  • Chop mushrooms, reserving 6 whole mushroom slices for later.
  • While peppers are baking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, breaking up the lumps until the meat is cooked thru and just beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the fat.
  • Wipe out the skillet and add the pizza sauce, quartered pepperoni slices, chopped mushrooms and 1-1/2 cups mozzarella. Stir to combine. Add the sausage to the mixture and stir again until well combined.
  • Divide pizza mixture evenly among the pepper halves. Sprinkle over remaining cheese. Place 2 pepperoni slices and mushroom slice on top of the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and starting to brown on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pepper | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 23.3g | Fat: 27.7g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 916mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 4.2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 104.8mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1.3mg