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Whole30 Approved Lamb Stuffed Peppers | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Whole30 Approved Lamb Stuffed Peppers { Turkish Dolma }

Turn traditional Turkish stuffed peppers into a modern dish your friends and family rave about with these Whole 30 Approved Lamb Stuffed Peppers! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 630kcal


  • 16 oz ground lamb 
  • 5 oz lean ground beef 
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice toasted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoon paprika 
  • handful fresh mint chopped
  • cup pine nuts toasted and cooled
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large peppers red green, yellow or orange, cut in half, from the top down and seeds removed

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water 

For the mint sauce  

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt use tahini or cashew cream for whole 30
  • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh mint chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves minced 
  • ½ teaspoon thyme 
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the ground lamb, beef, toasted cauliflower rice, paprika, mint, parsley, toasted pine nuts, salt and pepper into a bowl. 
  • Stuff the mixture in each half of the peppers and lay flat.
  • Meanwhile, drizzle the oil in a baking dish. 
  • Spoon in the tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Nestle the stuffed peppers into the sauce and pour the ½ cup water in carefully on the side. 
  • Spoon a bit of the tomato sauce over each of the peppers and sprinkle with additional paprika.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

Make the Mint Sauce

  • Whisk the yogurt (or cashew cream if you are doing the whole 30), mint, garlic, thyme, oregano and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Spoon the peppers out and serve with mint sauce if desired.


If you are creating a Whole 30 Approved recipe, omit the Greek Yogurt and use a cashew cream instead!


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 1461mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4420IU | Vitamin C: 217.2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5.4mg