Italian Style Stuffed Bell Peppers from "Practical Paleo" by Diane Sanfilippo

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  • April

    I just want to thank you for the information and recipes that you post! This looks delicious and I will be trying it tonight. I shared the link on my Facebook page stating that this would be for dinner. Someone commented that the recipe looked great to but to ditch the coconut oil and bacon grease becasue they are terrible for you and use olive oil instead. I am grateful for your primer on fats as I was able to provide that link in defense of my choice to use coconut oil. Thanks for the great education and the way you have it all broken down!
    Can't wait to try the recipe tonight!

  • Diane

    @April- Fantastic! That's why I write about these things, to educate people properly on these topics. I was poorly educated for far too long and was hungry and miserable eating what I thought were "healthy" foods that tasted horrible. Let me know how the recipe goes and come join the fun over on Facebook. Suggest the Fan page to that friend, too ;o)

  • April

    The bell peppers turned out AMAZING! The meat stuffing was so flavorful and delicious. I also added the little bit of hot sauce on top which gave it a nice kick. Thanks!

    I'm already a FB fan and I'll be sure to suggest it to others.

    Thanks again!

  • Michelle

    I love your blog and your recipes! In fact, you helped inspire me to start my own SF based paleo food blog: You are the bomb-diggity! Keep up the good work!

  • Dena

    Thank you! I am new to the Paleo lifestyle and this recipe was excellent. My 13 year old devoured her meal. Thanks for sharing!

  • Diane

    @Dena- AWESOME! I'm so glad! Check out too- Sarah Fragoso posts recipes that she cooks for her family- she's an awesome chick too!

  • Miles F

    Diane, just wanted you to know I made these last night for the GF, they turned out fantastic. I love the fact that your recipes are easy to follow and quick, thanks!

  • Diane

    @Miles- AWESOME! I love that :) I'm happy to post up easy recipes as this is legitimately how I cook pretty much all the time. I only put measurements in that I estimate I used… so if you ever go over or under, don't sweat it.

    Thanks for following the blog!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Diane

    The peppers sound great can I add chedder or parmesan after they are heated?


  • Diane

    @Jean- It's your world… if you tolerate dairy well, go for it. I'd vote parm vs cheddar for the Italian effect. If you can get RAW parm, even BETTER! They're great though topped with a little avocado for the creamy effect.

  • Jen

    Diane – I made these last night for dinner – soo good :)

  • Kirsten

    This is one of my go-to dinners for weeknights. Love it. Have been dabbling in Paleo recipes more and more.

  • Brisbane Osteo

    Awesome receipe and so easy! I love making stuffed peppers! I will be trying your version this weekend! Thank you :-)

  • Abby BoBabby

    I made this recipe yesterday and it was absolutely delicious!

  • Laurie Brigges

    My son is insiting on Paleo and am faithfully trying to accommodate… I am still a new-be here. This Receipe looks wonderful and I will give it a go this evening. Could these peppers be parboiled, stuffed then baked in a tomato and fresh basil sauce? Are spices allowed such as red pepper flakes, and fennel seeds? So it might taste like a hot italian sausage stuffing.

    • admin

      YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! :) All of that sounds perfectly awesome. If you need help grasping some of the basics of Paleo, my Paleo eBook may be very useful for you which you can find on this page-

      You’re an awesome mom for being open-minded to learning from your child. I am finding that to be one of the biggest struggles for younger people in trying to help their parents to get healthier in this way.

      • Laurie Brigges

        My Grandma would have been proud! Peppers were AMAZING! Thank Youuuu. Do you have a quick guide of “do’s & dont’ts” for Paleo? I am having a real (personal) struggle with sweetners in particular…the devil Splenda for my coffee or drinks…I must be addicted :(

  • Melissa T

    I made this last night – excellent. A great way to make stuffed peppers – its kind of deconstructed, then put back together. Way quicker & healther than the old fashioned way!

    If you want more of a sauce, add a can of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce to the peppers when you start to bake them – but use a larger baking dish, so the sauce gets heated through. This was quick – I had it on the table in 40 minutes (And I took a short break to enjoy a glass of red wine). Definitely use the canned diced tomatoes (mostly drained) – it kind of makes a little sauce. Hot sauce on top was good, along with a sprinkle of parmesan and additional basil. Note for timing: Chop onion while peppers are pre-baking. Add meat to pan, while that’s cooking, chop basil & fresh spinach. I did season the onions with salt & pepper, then seasoned the ground beef again with salt & pepper, adding layers of flavor instead S&P all at once.

    Can’t wait to have the left-overs for lunch!!

  • Susie

    I want to try this with a squash. Recommendations on how to bake it?

  • Karen

    Just made these tonight for dinner. Yummy! Thanks for a great recipe that a picky not into paleo husband loved. My 5 tear old twin boys ate them too, peppers and all! This is a keeper!

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