Bell pepper sandwiches have been trending on TikTok for quite some time now. Bell peppers are the perfect vessel for any low-carb fillings you can imagine, and I've been busy creating more delicious recipes so you never get bored with the same keto meals.
Bell peppers are not just low in carbs, they are a fantastic source of vitamin C! In this recipe I used green bell peppers because they are less sweet and better for sandwiches, and they contain fewer carbs than red, orange or yellow bell peppers. Either way, any bell peppers will be great in this recipe and will still keep it low in carbs.
A word of advice though. I never eat them pressed together like sandwiches. It's way more practical (and less messy) if you eat the stuffed pepper halves separately. They may look prettier pressed together when you cut through them but it's not easy to eat them that way.
Want to try more bell pepper sandwiches? Check out this Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese. If you can't eat cheese, these Mexican Bell Pepper Sandwich are dairy-free and keto at the same time.
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Serving size sandwich
Allergy information for Italian Bell Pepper Sandwich
✔ Gluten free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, sandwich)
Net carbs8.1 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 29%, fat 65%
Total carbs12.1 gramsFiber4 gramsSugars5.9 gramsSaturated fat16.2 gramsSodium1,239 mg(54% RDA)Magnesium52 mg(13% RDA)Potassium490 mg(25% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 sandwich)
- 1 medium green bell pepper, seeds removed (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
- 3 tbsp goat's cheese or cream cheese (45 g/ 1.4 oz)
- 1 tbsp pesto (15 ml) - you can make your own pesto
- 3 slices Parma ham (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
- 1/2 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
- 4-6 green olives, sliced (16 g/ 0.5 oz)
- 1/2 medium tomato, sliced (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
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