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Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese

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These low-carb bell pepper sandwiches are the perfect zero effort lunch option. You can prep and pack them in just a few minutes using a few common ingredients.

Inspired by the latest TikTok trends, these bell peppers are stuffed with cream cheese, everything bagel seasoning, ham, cheese, radishes and crispy bacon.

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.

Don't have ready-made everything bagel seasoning? You can easily make your own by mixing the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Finally, a word of advice before you serve these bell pepper sandwiches. It's much easier if you serve the bell pepper halves separately rather than pressing the halves together and then cutting in half. It may look prettier (just like on these photos) but it's not practical. If you tried eating them pressed together, you know how messy it can get!

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size sandwich

Allergy information for Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, sandwich)

Net carbs8 grams
Protein29.3 grams
Fat27 grams
Calories377 kcal
Calories from carbs 8%, protein 30%, fat 62%
Total carbs11.6 gramsFiber3.5 gramsSugars5.8 gramsSaturated fat17 gramsSodium1,940 mg(84% RDA)Magnesium51 mg(13% RDA)Potassium695 mg(35% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 sandwich)

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeds removed (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese or goat's cheese (45 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 1 tsp everything bagel seasoning
  • 2-3 slices ham (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 1-2 slices cheese such as provolone, cheddar or gouda (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 4 thin-cut slices of cooked bacon (32 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2-4 radishes or few slices of cucumber (20 g/ 0.7 oz)


  1. Cook the bacon in a hot pan until crispy. Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese
  2. Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  3. Spread the cream cheese inside each half and then top with everything bagel seasoning. (To make your own, see recipe tips above.) Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese
  4. Top with ham and cheese slices, sliced radishes and bacon. These peppers are ready to serve. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a day. Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese
  5. To pack for lunch for later, press the halves together, wrap and place in an airtight container. When ready to serve, simply separate the halves or cut the whole sandwich in half. (Note that eating bell pepper sandwiches this way can get messy.) Bell Pepper Sandwich with Bacon, Ham & Cheese

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, sandwich)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Peppers, green bell, fresh
4.4 g1.3 g0.3 g30 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1.4 g3.2 g12.6 g110 kcal
Everything Bagel seasoning, spices
1 g0.7 g1.5 g21 kcal
Ham (highest quality)
0.2 g6.8 g1.4 g40 kcal
Provolone, Italian cheese, full-fat
0.6 g7.7 g8 g105 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g9.6 g3.2 g67 kcal
Radishes, raw
0.4 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Total per serving, sandwich
8 g29.3 g27 g377 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

Hmmm.....this one seems a little out there.  Think I will stick to your tortilla wraps, they do a great job and so much easier to eat.  
Different strokes for different folks.

I really like these but I won't lie, I eat them separately (not put together like a sandwich). It may look better on a photo but it's not very practical.

More easy meals like these please, ideally dairy-free or non cow dairy if possible. I can eat goat's cheese but I can't eat anything with cow's milk. I had to laugh when reading your tip for not eating them pressed together, been there too! It's much easier to eat as "pepper boats"!

I have some more coming soon, one is dairy-free! 😊