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Mini Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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With a delicious cream cheese filling and a flavorful turkey bacon topping, these Mini Cheese Stuffed Peppers are a delicious appetizer that you absolutely need to try out.

The dish is low carb, gluten free and is the perfect recipe to try when you’re looking for an easy appetizer or side dish. You’ll need just a few simple pantry staples apart from the mini sweet peppers, and when they’re done, the results are sure to take your taste buds on a ride.

cheese stuffed peppers

Why You’ll Love Cheese Stuffed Peppers

  • My favorite part about these cheese stuffed sweet peppers is the fact that they’re super versatile. You can team them up with pretty much any main dish of your choice.
  • They’re also super customizable! You can tweak and play around with the fillings based on your personal preference.
  • Plus, they’ve always turned out to be a total hit with everyone whenever I’ve made them! If you love these be sure to check out this Air fryer frozen jalapeño poppers recipe too.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make these cream cheese stuffed peppers.

  • Mini sweet bell peppers: The vessel for the stuffing, these add color and a sweet crunch.
  • Cream cheese: Provides a creamy, smooth base for the stuffing.
  • Turkey bacon: Adds a crispy texture and savory flavor to the dish.
  • Cheddar cheese: Enhances the stuffing with its sharp, tangy taste.
Cheese Stuffed Peppers Ingredients

How to Make Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the stuffed sweet peppers.

Step 1: Core the Mini Bell Peppers

Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, and remove any seeds.

Step 2: Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture

Stir the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl until well combined.

Step 3: Stuff Peppers with Cream Cheese Mixture

Stuff each pepper half with the cheese mixture. Top each stuffed pepper with bacon pieces.

Step 4: Serve Immediately and Enjoy

Enjoy right away, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips For Making Stuffed Peppers

Ready to try out this perfect appetizer recipe? Here are some more tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.

  • In addition to the shredded cheese and cream cheese, you can also add a dash of garlic powder and some red pepper flakes into the filling for the sweet peppers.
  • To bring some more flavor to the cream cheese stuffed peppers, you can also add a bit of green onion into the mixture.
  • If you have a few extra minutes, I would highly recommend making a baked version of these stuffed mini peppers. All you need to do is arrange them on a baking dish or a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and pop them into a preheated oven until they’re nice and golden brown.
  • If you’re planning to bake these stuffed mini peppers, you may want to rub them with a little olive oil on the outside so that they’re nice and golden.
  • Another great option is to pop the stuffed mini peppers in the Air Fryer until they start to get that little char on the outside.
  • If you have any leftovers, you can transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 2 days.

Substitutions

  • You can also choose to use jalapeno peppers instead of the sweet peppers that this recipe calls for, especially if you’re craving for that spicy kick.
  • If you don’t have either of these, you can make do with baby bell peppers or even just regular sized bell peppers. Just remember to cut the bell peppers lengthways before you stuff them with the cheese.

Variations

  • In addition to the cream cheese filling, you can experiment and try out a lot of other fillings for these mini peppers.
  • To make these stuffed peppers a more filling dish, you can use seasoned and cooked ground turkey or ground beef.
  • In fact, you can also team up some cooked rice along with the meat mixture if you want to.
  • Don’t forget to top the peppers with some extra cheese!

What Other Kind of Cheese Can I Use?

  • For this recipe, I used a mix of shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese, but you can try a lot of other kinds of cheese as well.
  • Goat Cheese, mozzarella cheese and pepper jack cheese are all great choices. Remember to team them up with cream cheese as the base.

How to Serve Cheese Stuffed Peppers?

  • You can serve the cream cheese stuffed peppers on their own, just as I did, or bake them until they’re golden brown.
  • To lend some extra flavor and a pop of color, top them with some chopped fresh parsley or green onions.
low carb cheesy bacon stuffed mini peppers

Stuffed Cheese Peppers

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

these cheesy stuffed peppers are tasty and delicious and super simple to cook

Ingredients

  • 1 (16oz) package mini sweet bell peppers, cut in half
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup turkey bacon pieces
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, and remove any seeds.
  2. Stir the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  3. Stuff each pepper half with the cheese mixture. Top each stuffed pepper with bacon pieces.
  4. Enjoy right away, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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