Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes

Everything you love about sausage pizza without all the carbs! These gluten free sausage stuffed peppers are stuffed with Italian sausage, Riced Veggies and shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Cheesy Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free Dinner Recipe

My husband and our youngest are pizza fanatics but my oldest and I could take it or leave it. My solution? These low carb sausage pizza stuffed peppers. 

Pizza Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Packed with everything you love about sausage pizza (including plenty of melted cheese!) but none of the guilt, they are hearty and comforting yet light and not overly heavy.

Green Giant Riced Veggies

My secret? They are jam-packed with Green Giant Riced Veggies! Shh.. no one needs to know. While I normally love their cauliflower and veggie medley varieties, this time I was super excited to try one of their newest Riced Veggies: Kohlrabi! They also have three additional flavors that would work well in this recipe including Butternut Squash, Broccoli, and Beets.

Pouring Riced Kohlrabi in Pan

I’m a huge fan of kohlrabi (it’s delicious in a grilled cheese, btw!) so I knew it would be the perfect way to bulk up these stuffed peppers without adding a lot of calories. To save even more calories, I use the excess fat from cooking the Italian sausage to warm up the Riced Kohlrabi.

Liz Stuffing Peppers with Cheese

Of course, you can’t talk about pizza without talking cheese! For this recipe, I like shredded mozzarella because it melts well and is mild enough to let the real stars of the show shine: the Italian sausage and kohlrabi stuffing.

Liz Sprinkling Cheese Over Stuffed Peppers

How much cheese you add is totally up to you. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free Dinner Recipe

This dish is great for freezing so if you’re making one batch, you might want to consider doubling up so that you have dinner ready for a later time or to gift a new mom or friend in need.

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I’m willing to bet they’ll have no idea you filled these Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers with so much goodness.

Your fork is waiting.

Cheesy Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free Dinner Recipe

Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers

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These gluten free sausage stuffed peppers are stuffed with Italian sausage, Riced Veggies and shredded mozzarella cheese.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 4 large bell peppers (any color) (seeded and halved lengthwise)
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (sweet or spicy removed from casings)
  • 10 ounce bag Green Giant Riced Veggies (Kohlrabi )
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place bell pepper halves in a single layer, facing up, in a 9 x 13 baking dish; set aside. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add Italian sausage to the pan and heat until browned, about 9-11 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break the sausage into bite-sized crumbles. 
  • Pour Green Giant Riced Kohlrabi into the pan, along with garlic, oregano, salt, chili flakes and fennel seeds. Cook until kohlrabi is warmed through, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the tomato sauce to the pan and stir well; remove from heat. 
  • Begin stuffing peppers with equal parts of the sausage mixture (about 1/3 cup each) until each pepper is evenly stuffed. It’s ok to over-fill them. Sprinkle pan evenly with shredded cheese then bake until peppers are cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2pepper halvesCalories: 579kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 26gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1958mgPotassium: 1307mgFiber: 8gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 5880IUVitamin C: 264.7mgCalcium: 217mgIron: 3.9mg

Want more easy and healthy dinner ideas? Head over to my Pinterest board for tasty gluten free recipes!

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12 responses to “Sausage Pizza Stuffed Peppers”

  1. Melinda Helseth Avatar
    Melinda Helseth

    We loved this! Perfect fall dinner and enough leftovers for lunch the next day to make everyone in the staff lounge jealous. ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Ahhh I love that – makes me so happy to hear!!

  2. Andrea D Busath Avatar
    Andrea D Busath

    I made this last night! I was going to substitute the pork with turkey Italian sausage but the store was out. So I went ahead and used the pork Italian and my husband & I loved it! My son liked everything in the pepper. He is a picky eater and dosen’t like peppers. But all in all it was a great hit! I am definitely going to make it again.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad to hear it!! Keep me posted of any other recipes you try!!

  3. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    I love this combination of stuffed peppers and pizza! This is an amazing recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you like it Carolyn!

  4. Crystal Faulkner Avatar
    Crystal Faulkner

    I love recipes like this. So creative and fun!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad to hear that!! Enjoy!

  5. Gina/Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina/Running to the Kitchen

    This sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you!!

  6. Alyssa Brantley Avatar
    Alyssa Brantley

    Love this low carb option for a pizza fix! Looks delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good!! I hope you try it!

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.