Jambalaya Style Stuffed Peppers

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Our keto stuffed peppers use cauliflower rice to make this a delicious keto dinner idea as an alternative with all the traditional flavors of the hearty southern stew. Low carb stuffed peppers that taste like a guilty pleasure. 

keto stuffed peppers on a plate.

Keto Stuffed Peppers 

Jambalaya Style 

Raise your hand if you love stuffed peppers. Okay, raise your hand if you love Jambalaya. Okay, put your hands down, hop on one foot, rub your belly, and pat your head at the same time. I'm just kidding! Seriously though, wooo did I create a recipe for you.
This recipe probably just landed itself in my top 5. It is so good. Our Jambalaya stuffed peppers recipe reminds me so much of a good hardy " down south cookin' " meal. It puts a little twist on one of my family's oldest recipes.

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

This is one of those dishes that will kill your dinner conversation. I don't think there was a word at the dinner table that evening. "How was your day guys?"  No.... No one wants to talk? Just eat. Alright, I am going to sit here and enjoy my meal in peace and enjoy this rare moment of silence. 
Serve up these healthy stuffed peppers as a treat, and let everyone dive in, cause these peppers are fantastic. 

The best part about this keto jambalaya recipe...

These keto stuffed peppers are going to feed and satisfy the whole family. If you are eating low carb or keto you can have them too!  There is no rice in this recipe, instead, we riced cauliflower which takes on the flavor of anything it is seasoned with.

The cauliflower rice holds up well and doesn't get mushy. Trust me, even if you aren't a fan of cauliflower you will enjoy these.  Keto stuffed peppers are a recipe all my friends are always looking for so these are perfect.

red and green bell.

You can definitely tweak this recipe to your family's liking as well. Try changing up the proteins- use shrimp, only use chicken, only use sausage. Heck, get wild and use all three! The possibilities are endless.
The best part, these were SO EASY to make! I don't know about you all, but my time is precious, and the sooner I get dinner on the table, the less questions I get about where it's at and what we are having, and the more time we get to sit down and eat as a family. 

Always A Hit !

So how do you stuff your peppers? What is you favorite stuffed pepper recipe? I think this one is mine. Yes, for sure. This one is mine. Would it be frowned upon to have them twice this week?  No judgement! 
Be sure to share this recipe, and let me know how much you love it. I know you will love it. Comment below what your favorite stuffed pepper recipe is. I love hearing your feedback. Happy cooking!  

Making our keto stuffed peppers recipe

Keto Jambalaya Style

Makes 4 peppers

Here is a quick rundown of the process, we have provided the full recipe below. Enjoy!
Preheat the oven and get started prepping your peppers.  Cut the tops, remove seeds, set in an 8x8 pan.
peppers cut up and cleaned.
Next, sautee chicken and sausage with the diced pepper tops until cooked through. Add seasoning.
keto stuffed peppers mixture in skillet.
When the mixture is cooked through, then stir in the cauliflower rice. Season to taste.
keto jambalaya recipe mixture cooking in skillet.
Stuff peppers, top with cheese and bake!
cauliflower rice in keto stuffed peppers.

keto stuffed peppers cauliflower rice.

Be sure to try our keto no bake cookies for dessert! 

Also try out these amazing Philly Steak and Cheese stuffed peppers from Low Carb Maven! 

How Healthy Are Stuffed Peppers 

My recipe is rather healthy as I have reached for healthier alternatives to some of the regular ingredients used in stuffed peppers. Lean meat, cauliflower rice and more. If you learn to cook in a healthy way you can make almost any recipe a healthier version. 

Can I Swap The Meat In Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe 

Yes, Of Course. Because we made this a keto Jambalaya recipe we used the classic meats, If you don't want the sausage you can replace with a different protein. Traditionally in Jambalaya, you will find a variety of options. Here are some ideas for you. Ground beef and ground sausage together, chicken and shrimp, sausage and chicken, etc. Find what pairing works for you, or stick to one meat. 

Do These Refrigerate Well

Not really. The peppers will break down quite a bit during the cooking process, so they will become mushy. The texture of the stuffed peppers will be different but the flavor is still tasty. 

Best Way To Reheat Stuffed Peppers 

I find placing the peppers on a baking sheet and tossing them in the oven works best for me. I just heat at 350 degrees until they are warmed through then slice up and serve. You can also opt to warm peppers up in a microwave as well. 

Can I Make These Stuffed Peppers With Mini Peppers

What I would do if you want to make mini stuffed peppers is slice them lengthwise. They will be easier to fill with mixture. If you plan to use mini peppers then you need to dice up the chicken and other ingredients a lot smaller so the mixture can actually fit them in the peppers. A Keto Jambalaya Recipe would be a tasty keto diet appetizer you could serve. 

What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers 

Generally, we eat this as a meal, but if you are wanting more, you can add in another vegetable side, salad, or cloud bread or something like that to offer a bread texture. 

More Amazing Keto Dinner Ideas


keto stuffed peppers

keto stuffed peppers

Keto Stuffed Peppers- Jambalaya Style

Yield: 4 People
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A quick and easy take on the hearty classic, Jambalaya. These stuffed peppers will feed and satisfy your whole family whether they eat low carb or not. 


  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or 2 Thighs, diced
  • 2 Smoked Sausages, diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower, raw, riced
  • 4 Bell Peppers, prepared as noted above
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon each Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Hot Sauce, optional
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese, your choice, we used pepperjack


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Cut off the tops of all of your peppers and clean out the insides.
  3. Dice up the edible part of the tops of each pepper.
  4. Oil an 8x8 pan and set aside. 
  5. In a large skillet, add olive oil, chicken, and sausage. Saute until slightly brown.
  6. Add in diced peppers and seasoning. Continue until cooked through. Stir in riced cauliflower. 
  7. Stuff each pepper, top with cheese.  Cover and bake for 15-20 min.  Or until tender. 
  8. Enjoy! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300

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