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Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe – colorful mini peppers, cut in half lengthwise, stuffed with ground beef and topped with melty cheese.

Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe- a hand holding mini pepper

These Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers are quick and easy to make, with just three basic ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. Great for a quick weekday main dish or a fun party appetizer.

You don’t even need a side dish to serve these – they are almost like mini cheeseburger sliders, but low-carb and keto.

I already shared with you a recipe for Keto Stuffed Peppers With Cauliflower Rice and you guys seemed to love them.

Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe in a white baking dish

Now I have another stuffed peppers recipe, loaded with meat and cheese. I used mini peppers in the recipe. This way you get bite sized peppers, that cook fast.

What if you don’t have mini peppers and would like to use regular bell peppers. You could. But make sure you cut them in half and increase the cooking time, since the layer of ground beef will be thicker.

Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Besides this Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe, I also have a couple of other stuffed mini peppers recipes, you may want to check out – Mini Peppers With Whipped Feta and Feta and Egg Stuffed Mini Peppers.

These ground beef stuffed mini peppers are also kid friendly and a great size for toddlers.

Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers in an enamelware pan

How to season ground beef for stuffed peppers?

I used salt, black pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning and grated onion. Yeah, I use garlic powder, but then take the time to grate some onion. Garlic powder is a great shortcut in recipes like this. Why did I use grated onion? Because of the juice it releases when grated, this juice adds extra moisture and great flavor in ground meat. If you’d like to take a shortcut, feel free to use onion powder, I’ll add the amount in the recipe notes.

I also added one egg white to the ground beef, it helps with binding, but again, it is optional.

Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers in a pan

How to make Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers?

For this Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe I used 90% ground siriloin, but ground beef with higher fat content will also work. The more fat, the better for keto.

You prepare the ground beef and fill the peppers with it. It takes around 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture to fill one half medium mini pepper.

Then you bake the peppers for 15 minutes at 350F,  until the beef is cooked. Top with grated mozzarella and bake for 3-4 more minutes, until melted and bubbly.

Top with fresh parsley and serve.

While these Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers taste best when they are right out of the oven, you can keep them in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to one week.

Looking for more ground beef recipes? This ground beef stir fry from Tessa the domestic diva is a quick family friendly paleo and gluten free meal that comes together in a snap with just a few ingredients.

Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers in a baking dish with melted cheese on top
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Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Recipe – colorful mini peppers, cut in half lengthwise, stuffed with ground beef and topped with melty cheese.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 12 mini peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small onion, grated, with the juice
  • 1 egg white, large
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray. 
  • In a bowl, combine the beef, seasoning, grated onion and egg white. Mix to combine.
  • Cut each pepper in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Fill with the ground beef mixture, leaving the top flat.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the peppers have softened and the beef is cooked through. Top with cheese. Bake for additional 3-4 minutes. Top with chopped parsley (optional). Serve.


Serving size – 2 peppers/4 halves.
More salt could be used in the ground beef to taste. Keep in mind that the addition of cheese on top of the peppers adds saltiness.
If you are not planning to use fresh onion, use 2 tsp onion powder instead of 1 small onion.
To make it easier, when you grate the onion, I suggest that you put it in the freezer for 15 minutes prior. This will make it firm and easy to grate.


Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 408mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1910IU, Vitamin C: 72.8mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 2.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Used our family’s favorite cheese, topped with some crumbled bacon and plan to serve with a pickle on top! Looks so yummy! Just waiting on hubs to get home to dig in! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Made these for a quick and easy dinner tonight. Turned out great! I did spice it up a bit and served them with sour cream, taco sauce and salsa. The mini peppers and a nice sweet flavor to the spice. So easy to make! These will make great appetizers at my next shindig. 

  3. I’m putting this on my grocery list. Recipe looks great. Silly question but since I’m new to low carb, what side or sides do use?