Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole with Cauliflower Crumbles

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Unstuffed bell pepper casserole with cauliflower crumbles has all the classic flavors of a stuffed bell pepper, but this low carb no-fuss version is simply delicious and sure to be a family favorite meal!

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Welcome to Freaky Friday Fall edition blog hop reveal!  It’s time to introduce you to a fabulous recipe and blogger that is the creative force behind this unstuffed bell pepper casserole!

This must be about the 11th or 12th recipe I’ve shared through this this group of talented bloggers.  The last recipe I shared was back in July when I introduced you to a New Zealand Bacon and Egg Pie.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Freaky Friday blog hop, let me give you a quick run-down.

My friend Michaela over at An Affair From The Heart came up with the blog hop idea in the spirit of the Disney movie Freaky Friday where a mother and daughter swapped places to experience life in the other’s shoes!


Freaky Friday Banner for Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

 

This blog version mimics the same “change it up” premise.  See, each blogger is secretly assigned to another site to make a recipe of their choice!  Today we get to reveal our blogging buddy swap!

I hope you are already familiar with the page Who Needs A Cape?  If not, you are in for a treat!

Lori is the social media manager behind the blog and we’ve been virtual friends for several years.

In fact, this General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken recipe is from one of the first FF event I participated in and it’s one of Lori’s recipes!

 

Chopped peppers sautéed are the main ingredients for this unstuffed bell pepper casserole dish! #LowCarb #Recipe #Casserole | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

Lori also has a business partner, Heather that is super active with their page too, which they’ve expanded to include a travel section!  You can read more about them on their “about” page.  Take a moment to note how they met.  Isn’t that cool?

You’ll find lots of kid friendly recipes over at Who Needs a Cape? like these Wormy Marshmallow Monsters as well as some of my favorite cocktails!  Anyone care for a Strawberry Lime Boozy Cooler<YES, PLEASE!>

My fingers kept lingering over this Stuffed Pepper Explosion recipe.  I’ve never been a fan of stuffed peppers and without a good reason.  I just don’t care for green peppers, which is typically the type of pepper that is used in stuffed pepper recipes.

 

Unstuffed bell pepper casserole dish, a low carb version of the classic meal #BellPepper #LowCarb #Casserole | www.thefoodieaffair.com

When I looked at Lori’s recipe there wasn’t a green spec to be found.  I knew my low carb version of her recipe Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole was the recipe to try!

We love the simplicity of the ingredients and have already made this dish several times.  In fact, Alan has enjoyed it so much he’s ready for it again!

All the ingredients are chopped into small pieces instead of using it as a filling to put in a large pepper.   I swapped the rice for cauliflower crumbles, which caters to my low carb diet.  LOVE the nice full bodied texture that the cauliflower adds to this dish.

You can pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor, blender or chop with a knife, but I took a short cut and used cauliflower already prepared.  Easy, delicious and did you notice the cheesy topping?  YUM!

 

Low Carb Unstuffed bell pepper casserole dish with cauliflower crumbles and melted cheese! #LowCarb #casserole #Bellpeppers | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Grab the ingredients on your next grocery shopping trip.  This tasty low carb meal just may become one of your favorite family meals too!

Simple low carb meal! Unstuffed bell pepper casserole with cauliflower crumbles and melted cheese! #Casserole #StuffedBellPeppers #Low Carb

11 reviews

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole with Cauliflower Crumbles

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 25 mins Serves 6     adjust servings

Unstuffed bell pepper casserole with cauliflower crumbles has all the classic flavors of a stuffed bell pepper, but this low carb no-fuss version is simply delicious and sure to be a family favorite meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or butter
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 cups cauliflower crumbles
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomato (any variety)
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet saute onion with oil or butter.
  3. Add meat and cook until done. Drain excess fat (1-2 tablespoons left in pan is ok)
  4. Add chopped bell peppers to skillet over medium heat. Cover and let steam. Stir ingredients.
  5. Once pepper is soft, add oregano, garlic salt and pepper flakes (optional). Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place in casserole dish and add cauliflower crumbles. Fold in 1½ cups of shredded cheese. Mix thoroughly. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and add remaining cheese. Place under and boil for 2-3 minutes.

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Recipe Notes

Macronutrients based on My Fitness Pal Recipe Analyzer. Please calculate with the brands for your choice.

 

Unstuffed bell pepper casserole dish, a low carb version of the classic meal without all the fuss! #Casserole #LowCarb #Keto #BellPepper | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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19 Comments on Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole with Cauliflower Crumbles

  1. avatar
    October 6, 2017

    This sounds like a delicious dish to try when we return from Europe a few pounds heavier next week. 🙂

  2. avatar
    October 6, 2017

    Great keto-diet option. Always on the look out for new recipes that fall within those guideline so keep them coming!

  3. avatar
    Nicole says:
    October 7, 2017

    This casserole is really eye catching 🙂 So lovely and bright. I”m loving the idea of the cauliflower crumb 🙂

  4. avatar
    Debra C. says:
    October 7, 2017

    Looks so comforting and delicious, what a great hot dish! Love an easy one pot meal!

  5. avatar
    Madi says:
    October 8, 2017

    What a fun spin on stuffed pepper casserole! I love how easy this is to make!

  6. avatar
    Candi says:
    October 8, 2017

    So colorful! I love that this is also gluten free! Bonus!!

  7. avatar
    October 8, 2017

    I absolutely love what you did with our Stuffed Pepper Explosion Casserole. You’ve made this a dish so many can enjoy with some simple modifications! 🙂

  8. avatar
    jennifer says:
    October 8, 2017

    I love stuffed peppers but an easier way to prepare them is always welcome! Perfect for a busy night and I love that it is cauliflower instead of rice!

  9. avatar
    October 9, 2017

    My husband and I have been eating low carb for a while, so this is a perfect casserole to through into our dinner rotation!

  10. avatar
    Angela says:
    October 9, 2017

    I love stuffed peppers but I am really digging this un-stuffed version! Plus casseroles are so great for their ease and perfect for feeding the whole family. I cant wait to make this!

  11. avatar
    October 9, 2017

    This recipe is loaded with flavor, comfort and ease; what’s not to love?! Fantastic job once again!

  12. avatar
    October 9, 2017

    I love all the good things going on in this casserole. And, so easy – I’m not a fan of stuffing peppers, but this rocks!

  13. avatar
    Aunt Bee says:
    October 9, 2017

    This is a must try! We love stuffed bell peppers so I am sure this will be a HUGE hit!!!!

  14. avatar
    October 9, 2017

    Stuffed peppers any way to serve them are my FAVORITE meal!! These look outstanding!

  15. avatar
    Julie says:
    October 9, 2017

    This casserole sure has me drooling. I just love stuffed peppers and this one looks like it’s even better. Perfect comfort food for the chilly weather!

  16. avatar
    Michelle says:
    October 12, 2017

    I need to try this! I’m looking for some new recipes to change it up at dinnertime!

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