Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are the perfect appetizers for big game parties and holiday gatherings. These are stuffed with an amazing mixture of cream cheese and bacon and do not have to be baked! So quick and easy to make.
WHAT KIND OF PEPPERS SHOULD BE USED?
This recipe works best with the small miniature sweet peppers.
Since this appetizer isn’t cooked the mini sweet peppers taste the best. Regular bell peppers have a stronger flavor and are not as good in this particular recipe.
I love that the mini sweet peppers are conveniently bagged at the store and all ready to go.
INGREDIENTS FOR CREAM CHEESE STUFFED MINI SWEET PEPPERS
This finger food recipe only has 5 ingredients. It is inexpensive to make and I feel good knowing I am eating some veggies too!
- Mini Sweet Peppers
- Cream Cheese
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE STUFFED MINI SWEET PEPPERS
If you have 5 minutes then you have time to make these Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers. It is a great recipe to keep on hand when you need to make a snack in a hurry.
STEP ONE: PREPARE PEPPERS
Take the package of mini bell peppers and cut the peppers in half. Deseed the peppers.
STEP TWO: MAKE STUFFING MIXTURE
Take a medium or large bowl and add the softened cream cheese, chopped bacon, shredded cheese, and mayonnaise.
Stir or mix to combine these ingredients well.
TIP: Store-bought real bacon bits work great in this recipe and save you the time of having to cook bacon strips. I do not recommend using Miracle Whip in this recipe. Regular mayo gives the cream cheese mixture a better flavor.
STEP THREE: STUFF PEPPERS
Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each of the pepper halves. Place the stuffed halves on a baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill.
After the stuffed mini peppers are chilled you can garnish with additional chopped bacon or parsley flakes if you desire.
CREAM CHEESE STUFFED MINI SWEET PEPPERS RECIPE
I know you are excited to make this easy appetizer recipe. Peppers with cream cheese have a classic and timeless taste that everyone loves.
You can print off this delicious appetizer recipe via the recipe card below.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
- 1 package mini sweet bell peppers cut in half and deseeded
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 5 strips bacon cooked and chopped or real bacon bits
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- Place the cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise in a large medium bowl. Stir to combine.
- Spoon or pipe the mixture into the pepper halves. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped bacon and parsley flakes before serving (optional).
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