Stuffed Bell Pepper Boats

These stuffed bell pepper boats are self-contained with all the tasty ingredients inside! Ground beef and vegetables come together in this satisfying diabetes-friendly recipe. You can make them all for the whole family or eat some and freeze the rest for a later time.

Makes 8 servings
Serving Size: ½ bell pepper
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for stuffed bell pepper boats

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • ½ medium white onion, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1½ cup tomato basil sauce
  • ⅛ tsp oregano
  • ⅛ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for stuffed bell pepper boats

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  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, heat on medium-high and add olive oil.
  5. Fry the diced mushrooms, zucchini, and onion in olive oil until browned.
  6. In a separate pan, cook ground beef for 10-15 min, until cooked through.
  7. Add the cooked veggies into the frying pan with the ground beef, then add tomato sauce and seasonings.
  8. Bake the bell peppers the oven for 5-10 minutes on a baking sheet until soft.
  9. Once the bell peppers are warmed/slightly cooked, remove from the oven to add the meat mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes and until the cheese has melted.
  11. Enjoy!

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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
Photograph by Christina Saschin. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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