A stuffed pepper is simply pretty much as good as its—nicely, stuffing! And I’ve bought a savory cream cheese combine (with bacon!) that’ll make even the pickiest of pepper eaters, choose up one other! These stuffed mini peppers make an irresistible snack, appetizer or welcome addition to a picnic unfold.

And since we’re speaking concerning the significance of stuffing—attempt stuffed peppers with out rice or tender rooster stuffed peppers. 

Bacon! I imply…Bell Pepper!

So it’s each, however even my bell pepper hesitant husband couldn’t cease consuming them. My bacon, ranch + cream cheese stuffed rooster impressed these little poppers and we’re utilizing the identical taste mixture. All these flavors, some contemporary inexperienced onions, then stuffed into delicate, mini peppers… a lot deliciousness in a single chunk. 

Make snack time further particular or set out a plateful at your subsequent ceremonial dinner and watch them disappear. I feel the trick is loading the cream cheese combination with taste, so that you get all of the creaminess balanced with daring combine ins, all wrapped up in a crisp little pepper. 

Leftover cream cheese stuffed peppers are nice added to your subsequent at dwelling sandwich. (I adore it when scrumptious issues are so versatile!)

So choose up a peck of (mini!) peppers…and make your new favourite snack. – Linds x

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What’s in These Mini Candy Peppers?

Nothing however pure deliciousness with only a few easy components. The peppers are barely candy, the filling is creamy but smoky. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Mini peppers – I like quite a lot of colours right here. Leaving the stems on makes them simpler to eat.
  • Cream cheese – be certain that it’s good and comfortable earlier than you attempt to whip it. I prefer to microwave at 50% energy for 30 seconds to do that. (Psst-remove the foil first!!).
  • Seasonings – Italian seasoning + garlic. You may add your favorites right here as nicely. Garlic powder gained’t add as a lot taste as garlic.
  • Different goodies – inexperienced onions, bacon, and mozzarella.

How you can Make Stuffed Mini Peppers

1. Prep peppers by slicing in half and eradicating seeds.

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2. Whip cream cheese with an electrical mixer.

3. Add all different components and stir to mix.

closer view of healthy stuffed mini peppers ingredients in a bowlwhip cream cheese
closer view of healthy stuffed mini peppers ingredients in a bowladd all different filling components

4. Stuff the prepped mini candy peppers and place them on a baking sheet. Bake till the cheese turns into golden, and the peppers have softened to your liking.

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What do I do with further filling?

This filling is gold. So undoubtedly don’t throw it away. I prefer to…

  1. Unfold it on a bit of toast.
  2. Use it as a veggie dip with sliced cucumbers, celery, or carrots.
  3. Combine in shredded rooster for a decadnat and simple rooster salad.

Reheating, Freezing, and Storing Suggestions

  • Are you able to freeze mini stuffed peppers? I’d not freeze these, as they’re cream cheese primarily based with doesn’t do nicely when frozen.
  • How do I reheat them? A fast zap within the microwave will do. You may as well reheat within the oven set to 300 F, till the middle is heated by way of.
  • How lengthy do these maintain within the fridge? Eat these mini candy peppers inside 3-4 days.

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What to Serve with Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers?

Extra appetizers! It is a nice dish to start out the occasion, alongside different fairly to have a look at meals, like…

  1. Guacamole
  2. Parmesan crisps
  3. Cheese crackers
  4. Antipasto skewers
  5. Avocado deviled eggs

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Recipe Variations

  1. Vegetarian – it’s simple to make stuffed mini peppers vegetarian by simply skipping the bacon. They’ll be simply as nice.
  2. Uncooked – for those who like somewhat crunch, don’t bake them.
  3. Goat cheese is a regularly used ingredient for stuffed bell peppers. Know that it has a bit extra tang.
  4. Common peppers – you should use common sized bell peppers as a substitute of the mini ones–that mentioned, I discover this dish to be wealthy, and the mini measurement helps me to maintain my parts down.
  5. Grill your stuffed mini peppers as a substitute of baking by bringing your grill to 400 F, and cooking for 15-20 minutes.

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Stuffed Mini Peppers

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Servings :12 servings


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F, and prep a rimmed baking sheet (I exploit parchment paper for simple clear up). Lower the bell peppers (12) in half, and take away the seeds. I want to maintain the stems on, because it makes these simpler to eat.

  • In a big bowl, whip the cream cheese (8 ounces) till it is gentle and fluffy utilizing an electrical mixer. Stir within the Italian seasoning (2 teaspoons), garlic (1 clove), inexperienced onions (3), bacon (5 items), and mozzarella (1/2 cup) till nicely mixed.

  • Use a spatula to stuff the bell peppers with filling, I add sufficient so the filling is degree with the mini bell peppers. Know that bell peppers differ in measurement, so you’ll have leftover filling.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the mini peppers have softened to your liking. Take pleasure in!

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Energy: 128kcalComplete Carbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFats: 11gSodium: 151mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gInternet Carbs: 2g

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