Cheesy Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Cheesy Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers are an irresistible appetizer of stuffed mini peppers with spicy cream cheese. This healthy, vegetarian app recipe is great for entertaining.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Meme

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces baby bell peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature, reduced fat or regular
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 small jalapeno minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped (about 1 ounce)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easier cleanup, if desired.
  • Slice the bell peppers in half lengthwise and discard seeds & ribs. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, walnuts and jalapeño until combined.
  • Spoon mixture into the bell pepper halves and transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with all the bell peppers. Bake for 15-25 minutes depending on how browned you want the cheese.
  • Serve hot or room temperature. Enjoy!

Notes

*This makes about 24 bell pepper halves. (One baby bell pepper is about one ounce) And one serving is 4 halves.
*Feel free to omit the jalapeño for a mild stuffed baby pepper. You can also add 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs like basil, parsley, cilantro, or thyme.
*If you don't have a jalapeño, you can substitute with 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a pinch. Taste the mixture and add more if needed.