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Stuffed Bell Peppers are a fantastic low carb meal idea for anyone looking for a meat free, low carb, Keto or bariatric friendly meal. 

Bell Peppers are super healthy and full of nutrition. Add an egg, a sprinkle of cheese and some flavour and you get a delicious and easy stuffed bell pepper recipe. 

You can use any colour Bell Pepper, the more colour, the more nutrients and vitamins. 

Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

Depending where you live in the world, these fantastic healthy vegetables are either called Bell Peppers, Sweet Peppers or Capsicums. There are a variety of different colours including yellow, red, orange and green capsicums and they are all good for the body. 

Bell Peppers are primarily made from water and sugar. There is approximately 9g of carbs contained in one cup of chopped Bell Peppers. 

Some of the health benefits of bell peppers include:

  • Vitamin C: One medium-sized red bell pepper contains 169% of the RDA of vitamin C.
  • Vitamin B6: Bell Peppers are a great source of Vitamin B6 which is important for creating red blood cells.
  • Vitamin K1: Vitamin K1 is an essential nutrient for blood clotting and bone health and there is plenty of Vitamin K1 found in Bell Peppers.
  • Potassium: This is an essential mineral that can improve heart health.
  • Folate: Also known as folic acid, folacin, or vitamin B9, folate has a variety of functions in the body as is an important nutrient for the both the body.
  • Vitamin E: This is an antioxidant that helps keep the nerves and muscles healthy. 
  • Vitamin A: Red bell peppers are high in pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), which is converted into vitamin A, another essential nutrient for the body. 

Bell Peppers are also a great for those suffering from Anaemia.

Ingredients For Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • 3 bell peppers (any colour) 
  • 6 eggs  
  • 1 cup of water 
  • Optional: ½ cup of shredded cheese  
  • Optional: Salt & pepper 


How To Make Stuffed Bell Peppers Using Your Instant Pot 

Cut all of the bell peppers in half, lengthwise. Remove the stems, seeds, and white inner ribs. Rinse each half and dry with a paper towel. 

Crack 1 egg into each pepper half. Season with salt and pepper.  

Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the rack in the pot.

Arrange the pepper halves on the rack and loosely cover the peppers with a piece of aluminum foil. 

Pressure cook on low for 4 minutes. When done, manually release the pressure. 

Using tongs, remove the peppers from the Instant Pot, sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy while hot. 

This is a fantastic healthy recipe, great for Instant pot lovers, those following the Keto or Weight Watchers diet as well as those looking for low carb, high protein meal ideas.

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 4 minutes 

Number of servings: 6 

 Note: As it goes with the Instant Pot  it takes for the pressure to build up. Mine typically takes about 10-15 minutes, but I know it varies between models. 

Yield: 6

IP Egg-Stuffed Bell Peppers 

A easy and simple recipe for cooking bell peppers in the Instant Pot.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers (any color)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • Optional: ½ cup of shredded cheese
  • Optional: Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut all of the bell peppers in half, lengthwise. Remove the stems, seeds, and white inner ribs. Rinse each half and dry with a paper towel. 
  2. Crack 1 egg into each pepper half. Season with salt and pepper.  
  3. Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the rack in the pot. Arrange the pepper halves on the rack and loosely cover the peppers with a piece of aluminum foil. 
  4. Pressure cook on low for 4 minutes. When done, manually release the pressure. 
  5. Using tongs, remove the peppers from the Instant Pot, sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy while hot.

Notes

As it goes with the Instant Pot, you may want to take into account the time for pressure to build up. Mine typically takes about 5-10 minutes, but I know it varies between models.

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