Bell Pepper Boats

These bell pepper boats are self-contained with all the tasty ingredients inside. You can make them all for the whole family or eat some and freeze the rest for a later time.

Makes 8 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for bell pepper boats

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 medium sized white onion
  • 1/2 cup tomato basil sauce
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for bell pepper boats

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut each bell pepper in half and remove the inside and seeds.
  3. Next, dice mushrooms, zucchini and onion.
  4. In a large frying pan, fry veggies in olive oil until browned.
  5. In a separate pan, fry ground beef for 10-15 min, until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Add the cooked veggies into the frying pan with the meat, then add tomato sauce and seasoning.
  7. Put bell pepper into the oven for 5 minutes on a baking sheet.
  8. Once the bell peppers are warmed/slightly cooked, add the meat mixture and cheese and bake for 10 minutes and until the cheese has melted.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 130
  • carbohydrate: 7g
  • fat: 5g
  • fiber: 2g
  • potassium: 213mg
  • protein: 13g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 150mg
  • sugar: 4g
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Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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