{Recipe Re-Post}Paleo Stuffed Peppers

This recipe was first post in May of 2011.


A week or two ago, M and I were at one of our favorite restaurants, Raso’s Grille. We ordered a super Italian stuffed pepper and it was de-lish.

Peppers have been on my mind ever since.

Browsing the blog world this week, I came across exactly what I was looking for: a recipe for paleo stuffed mushrooms posted by Kerri, The Functional Foodie— she used portabella mushrooms, but I’m afraid of mushroom gills, so I decided to use green peppers instead and it worked out perfectly!

Paleo Stuffed Peppers (adapted from The Functional Foodie)


2 green Bell peppers

1 lb Italian sausage

3 cups fresh spinach

1 medium onion

1 egg

Salt, pepper and garlic powder

First I chopped and sauteed the onion in a little bit of olive oil until browned. Then, I removed the sausage from its casing and combined with the spinach, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Once the onions had cooled, I added them to the bowl and mixed well– using your hands works best for this kind of mixing.

I gutted and halved my green peppers…

They were such a pretty color green! I love the Lady Moon Farm sticker too…I may or may not have walked around with it stuck to my hand for the rest of the night.

I filled each pepper with the sausage mixture,

and baked at 400 F for 40 minutes.

The peppers came out wonderfully! I really liked this recipe because it was so simple and really great tasting. The seasoning is already in the sausage, so you really don’t need to add much, and the sausage is the perfect consistency!

Paleo Stuffed Peppers
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Recipe type: Entree, yo
Serves: 2 to 4
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 green Bell peppers
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 egg
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Chop and saute the onions in a little bit of olive oil until browned
  3. Remove the sausage from its casing and throw in a large bowl along with spinach, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Once the onions cool, add them to the bowl and mix--using your hands works best for this step...just make sure the onions are cool enough...or you'll burn yourself.
  5. Half and de-seed your green peppers. Place them in a glass baking dish.
  6. Fill each pepper with the sausage mixture.
  7. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes

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16 Responses to {Recipe Re-Post}Paleo Stuffed Peppers

  1. Teenie Foodie May 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM #

    Ah I LOVE stuffed peppers… sadly I dont eat red meat, but still this looks wonderful. I also have a recipe for stuffed peppers but filled with tofu, and I like your version with the spinach.

    Teenie Foodie

    • AllieNic May 13, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

      Hey Teenie! I bet you could substitute in turkey or chicken sausage and it would still taste as good! Tofu stuffed peppers sound good too!

      • Fanni August 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM #

        I love reading these articles because they’re short but inforimavte.

  2. kerri May 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM #

    these look great! glad you made this recipe your own. i am LOVING your blog!

    • AllieNic May 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM #

      Thanks, Kerri! I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from your blog! Keep up the good work!

  3. Chowstalker May 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM #

    You made me laugh out loud about the sticker. They are pretty! 🙂 Thanks for sharing such great recipes!!

    • AllieNic May 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM #

      Ha! I really did stick it to my hand…it wanted to stay there too…

      Thank you!

  4. Sally McCay May 29, 2011 at 10:51 AM #

    I love this dish! It is so simple to make and really REALLY delicious! Thank you so much for providing new and healthy recipes on your site.

  5. Herbalchef January 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

    Just discovered your site looking for ” Paleo Sausage Stuffed Peppers” I love that you used fresh spinach in your recipe! Making this tonight with red bell peppers!

  6. SammyCFO September 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    At the crossfit I go to we are starting a paleo challenge on Monday so I came upon your site and saw this delicious recipe. I thought I would try it out and they were AMAZING and super easy ! I’m looking forward to trying your other recipes

    • Allison October 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM #

      Awesome, Sammy! Good luck with your Paleo Challenge! There are definitely other “challenge friendly” recipes here 😉


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