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Low-Carb Recipe Love: Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes

Low-Carb Recipe Love: Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this week we’re focusing on Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
It has been brought to my attention a few times that some people don’t like peppers, to which I can only reply “Huh?” I do remember not liking peppers too much as a kid, but I’ve been a fan of stuffed peppers now for more years than I can remember. And for the other peppers fans out there, this week for Low-Carb Recipe Love I’m sharing Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes!

Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
I found a lot of stuffed peppers that were appetizers, but I decided to focus on main dish stuffed peppers, and I found some very creative stuffed pepper options to give you a lot of variety. And I also found some recipes to feature from new-to-me blogs this week, which is always fun. Hope you’ll enjoy trying some of these creative and tasty-looking low-carb stuffed peppers. 

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Slow Cooker  Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

This Slow Cooker version of Louisiana-Style Beans and Rice is a recipe I’ve loved for years, and it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet Phase Two; use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Slow Cooker  Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice found on KalynsKitchen.com

Mardi gras is coming up this weekend, and that makes me think of this Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice, a recipe I’ve been making for years and years now. Red Beans and Rice has a surge of popularity every so often on the blog, and if you’ve never tried it this would be a fun one to make over the weekend, even if you don’t have any Mardi Gras beads! I also love Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup, if you’d like a slightly different take on this New Orleans classic. I use low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice for both these recipes, and I bet this would also be pretty good with cauliflower rice if you wanted to try reducing the carbs even more.

I make it the way I enjoyed it in New Orleans, with a scoop of rice over the creamy beans. I first went to New Orleans sometime in the early 1990s, attending the National Education Association Representative Assembly, representing my local teacher’s association. Of course, I was captivated by the food, and I tried many things that I’d never eaten before.

I went back to New Orleans several more times for meetings, and one dish I always sampled whenever I saw it on the menu was Red Beans and Rice, which I came to realize was one of those dishes that every Louisiana cook makes just a little differently.

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Vegan Picadillo Lentil Stew with Peppers and Green Olives

Vegan Picadillo Lentil Stew with Peppers and Green Olives

This Vegan Picadillo Lentil Stew is a delicious meatless dish with a hint of chocolate and just a touch of spiciness. And this tasty recipe is also low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Vegan Picadillo Lentil Stew with Peppers and Green Olives found on KalynsKitchen.com.

My nephew Jake has been cooking with me for the blog since 2011, and this Vegan Picadillo Lentil Stew with Sweet Bell Peppers and Green Olives is still one of his favorite recipes out of all the recipes we’ve tried together. We first spotted the recipe in The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook, and I loved the sound of a stew with lentils, sweet bell peppers, green olives, onion, garlic, chile powder and a hint of cocoa powder.

Then when we tried the recipe Jake and I kicked it up a little, adding oregano, some canned tomatoes, a bit of Green Tabasco Sauce and extra  green olives.  We ate this with a generous shake of green Tobasco, and it made a satisfying meatless dish that we loved from the very first bite. 

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Low-Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup

Low-Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup

Enjoy stuffed pepper flavors without the carbs with this delicious Low-Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup. And this tasty soup is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase One. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup found on KalynsKitchen.com

Back in the archives of the blog there’s a popular recipe called Stuffed Pepper Soup. If you’re not watching your carbs, that’s a delicious soup recipe made from all the ingredients you might use in stuffed peppers like green bell pepper, onion, sausage, ground beef, tomatoes, and herbs. There are a few added ingredients to add flavor, and there is also rice. The soup doesn’t have a huge amount of rice in each serving and I use low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice, but it’s still too much rice for it to be considered a low-carb recipe.

I did say in the notes after the Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe that I thought it would work well with cauliflower rice, so I’m not so sure why it took me so long to try it. But I can happily report that this Low-Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup (with cauliflower rice) is absolutely the bomb! I’ve already eaten some of my leftovers and I have more in the freezer waiting for a cold night.

We used frozen cauliflower rice which also made it easy, and the frozen cauliflower pieces were nice and small and cooked quickly, but you could definitely use chopped cauliflower and just cook it a bit longer. In the low-carb version we used a bit more sausage and left out the mushrooms, but you could add some chopped mushrooms if you’d like. And if you like all those stuffed pepper flavors I described above, I hope you’ll try this soup!

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and today I’m sharing My Top Ten Low-Carb Soups! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

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We took the month of December off from Low-Carb Recipe Love, but now it’s low-carb recipe season and in Utah it’s definitely soup season, so I’m back with this collection of The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen! I’m sorry if it’s cold and snowy where you are like it here, but maybe some of these tasty low-carb soups can help!

For South Beach Diet fans, there’s also a good a collection of Ten Favorite Phase One Soups back in the archives, so if you’re doing Phase One this month you might want to check out those soups as well. Many of the Phase One soups have beans, and once I started focusing on lower carbs I confess I found it a challenge to come up with a low-carb soup without beans or lentils! But I persevered, and I’m proud of every single soup in this collection!

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn's Kitchen found on KalynsKitchen.com
There are also a few honorable mention soups and some other soup collections linked after the photos, because you know how I can’t ever narrow it down!

Now another bit of news which probably won’t matter to anyone but me. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is spend less time in front of the computer (!!!) and to help with that I’ve decided I’m not going to post on the weekends here any more. So these soups will be front and center all weekend, and then I’ll be back with more new low-carb recipes next week. In the meantime, I hope this collection of tasty soups will inspire you to make some soup over the weekend! 

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Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole is low-carb, low-glycemic, gluten-free (with gluten-free enchilada sauce), and South Beach Diet friendly, and this casserole has all the flavors you love in green chile chicken enchiladas, minus the carbs! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole found on KalynsKitchen.com

(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and this favorite recipe for Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole is something I’ve made over and over.)

This recipe for Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole is Low-Carb and Gluten-Free, and I could tell from the beginning that this one was going to have a lot of fans.  To make this low in carbs, I replaced the tortillas with layers of mild roasted green chiles from a can, and also used Hatch Gluten Free Green Chile Enchilada sauce, a brand new product I found at my store.

When I first tested the recipe with Jake, we loved the flavors, and I shared some with my sister Pam and everyone in her family loved it too.  I’ve even made this twice in a week; if you like that spicy green chile flavor, make sure you give this one a try!

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Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Leftovers tend to pile up at my house, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were gone the next day! These delicious lettuce wraps with ground turkey, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and green olives are also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and can easily be Paleo or Whole 30 with the right ingredient choices. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps are easy and delicious!)

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many recipes for lettuce wraps, and they’re something I always enjoy when I’m focused on really low-carb eating.  Through the years I’ve made so many lettuce wrap variations that I’d have a hard time choosing a favorite, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were definitely amazing.

Ground turkey is simmered with onion, green pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock, and spices, with some chopped green olives and a generous amount of Green Tabasco Sauce giving it just enough zip to make it interesting.  The word Picadillo comes from a Spanish word that means “to mince” and many countries have their own version of this ground meat dish, but the use of olives makes this recipe lean towards Cuban Picadillo.

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Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos

Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos

Delicious Cauliflower Rice Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Southwestern Flavors make a perfect meal that’s also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free and South Beach Diet Phase One! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

 Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos found on KalynsKitchen.com

(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and these Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos are a delicious version of stuffed peppers that uses cauliflower rice! Low-carb stuffed peppers FTW!)

It’s been years since I first tried Cauliflower Rice, and I am starting to explore the possibilities with this idea of substituting low-carb grated cauliflower for rice.  (So many recipes; so little time!)  I’m a huge cauliflower fan so I love the cauliflower rice on its own.  But I know some people don’t love cauliflower like I do; however even for people who aren’t big of fans of cauliflower I think many of you might enjoy these Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos, where there are a lot of other flavors to season the cauliflower.

Be sure not to skip the addition of finely chopped Poblano Chile Peppers (also called Pasilla peppers in many U.S. stores.)  The Poblanos are just barely spicy, but they add a wonderful flavor to the chopped cauliflower.  

I used red, yellow, and orange bell peppers for a colorful dish, but green bell peppers are abundant in gardens right now and they’d also be delicious in this.  I created this recipe with help from my niece Kara, and we both thought the cauliflower rice was delicious with the other flavors here.

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