Meat Lovers Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Meat Lovers Pizza Stuffed Peppers

It is my goal in life to create ways to enjoy pizza in a healthier way. Really, isn’t that everyone’s goal in life to have your cake and eat it too?! I mean have your pizza and eat it too ha! Today I bring you my 35 Minute Pizza Stuffed Peppers! The best of both worlds: stuffed bell peppers + all your fave pizza 

I know that a lot of people argue that if you’re going to have pizza than you just want pizza, right?! I totally get that. Trust me I’m not saying these 35 Minute Pizza Stuffed Peppers should ever replace your occasional pizza treat BUT they are a fun, healthier twist on your more indulgent pizza meal and it’s worth giving them a try. Besides my pizza-loving/worked-at-a-pizza-place-for-8-years husband fully approves of these 35 minute Pizza Stuffed Peppers! Emily: 1, Pizza: 0!!!!! 😉

The second best part of these 35 minute Pizza Stuffed Peppers is that they only take 35 minutes to make!! Weeknight healthy pizza meal here we come!! Normally stuffed peppers can take over an hour because you’ve gotta cook the peppers in the oven until they are soft and tender.

My little shortcut is to par boil the peppers for 2 minutes to soften them up then you only need to bake them for 15 minutes to warm everything through and melt that cheese! Pure genius if you ask me!





  • 4 ounce bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
  • 4 ounces pepperoni, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced (optional)
  • 2 cups pizza sauce (or marinara sauce)
  • 4 large bell peppers, cup in half, seeds removed
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded



Cook the bacon, drain and and set it aside. Cook the sausage and onion, breaking the sausage apart as it cooks, before draining.
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute before removing from heat. Cook the pepperoni and set aside. (optional)
Mix the bacon, sausage, pepperoni, olives and 1/2 of the pizza sauce, and stuff it into the peppers.

Spread the remaining pizza sauce over the bottom of a large baking pan and place the stuffed peppers on top.
Bake, covered in foil, in a preheated 400F/200C oven until the peppers are tender, about 20 minutes, before uncovering, topping with cheese and baking until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.

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