Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers w. Cauliflower Rice

I'm really not a fan of cauliflower, but this recipe is easy, flavorful, and you most definitely don't taste cauliflower.

I had originally found the recipe here, and made a few minor tweaks. I used this recipe was I was loosley following Whole 30, and continue to make it because I like all crock pot meals and we try and keep low carb during the week.

Sausage and In Peppers Sausage and peppers has always been one of my favorite Italian comfort foods, and also rather easy to make. I had been pondering writing some new stuffed pepper recipes due to their easy, and decided to spin the common recipe to merge my love for two different recipes. This is another one that is an easy way to feed the whole family with 10 minutes of prep time, or simply get 3 or 4 meals cooked ahead of time for yourself.  This is a picture before cooking in the crock....:

5 Bell Peppers - that's the max that fit in my crock pot, but this makes for a lot of extra filling, so if you can fit more, you may want to
1lb of hot italian sausage - I bought links and then squeezed the meat out of the casing
Riced Cauliflower - Thank to TJs for doing the hard work for me
1 white onion
1 can of tomato paste
1 tsp of garlic
I use a heavy hand with all the seasonings and don't measure, but I would venture to say a tablespoon or two of the following: salt, pepper, thyme, oregano,


1. Gut your peppers, chop your onion, and then mix all of the white stuff and herbs.

2.  Mix *by hand* the sausage, tomato paste, and cauliflower mix

3. Stuff the peppers 

4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The second time I cooked them, I had them in the crock pot for 8 hours vs. 6 and Joel and I both thought they were better that way. 

5. Once they're cooked, they lose a lot of crunch. They would be served well with a cold, crunchy side salad with a creamy dressing, since the peppers can pack quite a bit of heat.



  1. NEVER thought to do stuffed peppers in the crock pot! We have a favorite recipe for the stuffing that we were talking about last night, so I'm sure I could adjust and do the final cooking in the SC!

  2. damn those look beautiful! I'm so impressed. Must try.

  3. I love cauliflower (I know, very strange!)! I must try this! And in the crockpot, I never thought of that! Easy peasy!


  4. This sounds delicious and I love that it is healthy! Thanks for sharing!