These perfect and easy to make Keto Stuffed Mini Peppers are filled with gooey cheese and are the perfect Summer snack. Low carb and gluten free too!
Hello everyone! This is my first blog post, and I’m so excited to get started. The first recipe I’ve decided to start with is one of my absolute favorite appetizers: Keto Stuffed Mini Peppers. It’s a classic go-to for me that I absolutely LOVE to make!
I’ve made this recipe for stuffed peppers for so many of my friends and family and have always been a huge hit. So I usually make this recipe at least half a dozen times throughout the summer.
These Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers are the perfect appetizer to grill up on a beautiful summer day and sit on your patio and simply enjoy these tasty treats.
Normally I make grilled Keto Stuffed Peppers an appetizer for anyone that comes over, but it doesn’t need to be. I’ve made these on several occasions for just my husband and me for our main entree. And let me tell you, he was always happy not sharing them with anyone else.
So now let’s talk about dietary restrictions. Clearly, since I use a 3-cheese blend of goat cheese, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese, these stuffed peppers are not for you who are dairy free, and I’m so sorry about that. I will try to come up with a dairy-free grilled pepper recipe for you guys. But on the plus side, it’s Low Carb, Gluten-free, and Keto friendly.
What Ingredients are in these Keto Stuffed Peppers?
Goat Cheese – I love to use goat cheese in these peppers because it really adds some amazing texture and flavor. It’s also low carb so that works out great!
Cream Cheese – Cream Chesse is great because it really helps the whole recipe to form together nicely. Makes it easy for the other ingredients to stick and adds some creaminess to the peppers.
Cheddar Cheese – This is what really gives the texture some stringiness to them and makes it all gooey and delish!
Sun-dried Tomatoes – You don’t absolutely have to add these if you don’t like them and you can substitute with bacon, scallions, chives or whatever else you like. Though I personally think that the sun-dried tomatoes really add some unique sweet-tart flavor and a touch of chewiness. Yum!
Mini Sweet Bell Peppers – I love these peppers because they practically don’t have any seeds and the bright red, yellow and orange colors make a wonderful presentation for your dinner guests! Plus they are the perfect peppers to stuff and the right size!
Some Variations on my Low Carb Stuffed Peppers:
I think my recipe makes the best stuffed peppers in the world, but if you would like to try them another way here are a few other alternatives you can make:
So I’m really not a big fan of spicy things, but for those of you who are you can use jalapenos instead of the sweet peppers. Gives it a nice little kick.
You really can change any of your cheeses depending on what you like. Personally, I absolutely love these cheese combos, but I’m sure there are some out there who don’t like goat cheese. (My husband hates goat cheese but loves these peppers, go figure…)
Replacing the sun-dried tomatoes with bacon is never a bad idea cause let’s face it, who doesn’t think bacon makes everything better?
Adding different things like chives and scallions add such a nice flavor and a bit of crunch!
How to Make Keto Stuffed Mini Peppers
Mix your cream cheese and goat cheese in a medium-sized bowl. This helps if you let your cheese soften for about 10-15 minutes before. But if you forget to take it out early, don’t worry.
Pour in your bag of shredded cheese. It might look like a whole bag is too much, but trust me it’s not.
Then add in your sun-dried tomatoes. I buy them already julienned to make it easier, but if you buy them whole just slice them before adding them to the mixture.
Now mix everything together. You might find it easier to mix everything together with your hands, especially if your cheese isn’t softened enough.
Cut off the tops of your peppers and take out the seeds. You don’t want to cut off too much of the top and lose half of your pepper.
Now start stuffing your peppers with your cheesy mixture. After making this recipe a hundred times over the last several years, I found using a butter knife is the easiest way of doing it. Don’t overstuff them until you see how much mixture you have left, you can always go back and add more to them.
As I am stuffing my peppers I add them to my grill basket. Try to keep them standing up as much as you can so the yummy cheesy mixture doesn’t come out while on the grill.
TIP: Add foil to your grill pan to act as a barrier wall in case you don’t enough to fill the entire thing.
Grill for about 15-20 minutes at about 350 degrees.. You want them to get a little charred on the outside but not overcooked.
Now EAT THEM! I dare you to eat just one…. It’ll be hard since these are the best stuffed peppers in the world! 😉
Are these Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers Low Carb/Keto?
The simple answer is YES. All of my ingredients…cream cheese, goat cheese, cheddar cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and mini sweet bell peppers are extremely low in carbs. So it’s keto friendly and for anyone that is on a low carb diet.
In fact each stuffed mini pepper is only 1.6 NET Carbs! That means you can keep eating these babies without practically putting a dent in your daily carb intake.
Low carb isn’t the only thing that this recipe has going for it though, it’s also Gluten-free to all of those who unfortunately can’t eat gluten.
Are these Low Carb Stuffed Peppers Vegetarian?
Another reason why we feel like our stuffed peppers recipe is the best is they are also vegetarian. They are stuffed with 3 kinds of cheese and sun-dried tomatoes so no meat in these little taste bombs!
I guess if you wanted to you could put meat in them but we’re keeping these vegetarian because it’s really all about the smoothness and texture that the cheeses give you that we’re excited about here!
How to Freeze Stuffed Mini Peppers:
Put your stuffed peppers in a freezer-safe dish, or some type of casserole dish. Cover the peppers in aluminum foil, then wrap the whole dish is plastic wrap. Make sure it’s completely sealed, and nothing is exposed otherwise they might get freezer burn.
Take each individual pepper and wrap them in plastic wrap. Put them into an airtight freezer bag, and throw into the freezer.
Other Similar Recipes:
If you’re in the mood for some other Keto Appetizers then try our: