This recipe might surprise you!
Veggies with a cream cheese filling? That’s right. This perfect appetizer is one of the great recipes you’ll encounter on my page, if you’ve not seen so many great ones already! A mini peppers recipe was just irresistible for me to try because I love my sweet mini peppers. a little bit of cream cheese, and a sprinkle of green onions on top. This simple recipe can be put together beforehand, baked, then served right out of the oven.
This original recipe of cream cheese stuffed peppers is one that I like to make for easy entertaining, or if I’m helping out with any event, whether it’s baby showers or if we’ve gathered with the family to watch football games (it’s the perfect super bowl snack!). It’s fun to bring to the table and is an easy way to contribute the most delicious appetizer recipe to the party!
We had these yummy bell pepper bites at our Christmas dinner and I just had to share the recipe! I love bell peppers with a filling. The filling has a very rich flavor when the bell peppers are baked. This colorful appetizer is very simple and takes about 30 minutes.
There’s a fun addition to these little peppers.
Turkey bacon is tucked away inside these cream cheese peppers! What a fun surprise. This side dish keeps giving and giving. We love our bacon-wrapped anything on game day, so why not incorporate it into this great snack? The mini pepper cream cheese appetizers have the perfect combination of flavors. Especially with the touch of hot sauce! I don’t like to dip my food into hot sauce, but I sure will put it into any easy recipe. Why deny yourself a little kick from that spice?
BELL PEPPERS AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Eat more bell peppers because they boost the immune system. The immune boost mainly comes from the large amount of Vitamin C, but there is the most vitamin C in the red peppers. Lack of vitamin C in the body is called vitamin C deficiency and contain symptoms that include fatigue, muscle weakness, bleeding gums, and joint and muscle aches. A severe deficiency could lead to a rare disease, scurvy. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) men are recommended 90mg of vitamin C per day, as for women, 75mg per day. One serving of this recipe already provides you with 127% of your daily recommended value for vitamin C! Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
Mini bell peppers are the classic base to this easy appetizer. They’re rich in vitamin C and can help to lower blood pressure. I don’t get picky about the kind of peppers used in this recipe, but of course I recommend mini sweet peppers. They’re the perfect size for a simple appetizer.
Cream cheese makes up the creamy portion of this recipe. I don’t like to use herb cream cheese since it already has it’s own flavors, but the regular Philadelphia cream cheese works best.
Hot sauce adds in the kick of spice. You’ll need about 1 Tablespoon, but of course if you like it spicy, go ahead and put in as much as you’d like.
Sour cream combines with the cream cheese to add creaminess. You’ll only need about 1/4 cup of it.
Fresh garlic is a great for boosting immune system function. While garlic powder may be an option for this recipe, I recommend to add in the real deal for the best flavor.
Turkey bacon may surprise you, but it goes very well with the cream cheese and hot sauce in this tasty recipe.
Green onions are chopped up for the topping sprinkle on these mini sweet peppers.
Cheddar cheese, but you could also use Monterey jack cheese for an extra, extra kick.
How to make Easy Cream Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers
Easy Cream Cheese Bell Peppers Appetizer
- cutting board
- baking sheet
- garlic press
- 14 mini bell peppers, sliced in half
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce, sriracha
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 slices turkey bacon, rendered and chopped
- green onion, chopped, +1 stem for garnish
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix together hot sauce, sour cream, minced garlic cloves, chopped turkey bacon, and green onion with cream cheese.
- Fill in the cream cheese mix into the bell peppers through the inside and smooth flat on top.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of each half.
- Bake for 20 minutes. After cooled, enjoy this yummy appetizer!