Mini Sweet Pepper Poppers

linda hennessey

By
@goirish86

Great appetizer! Looks really cute when served. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to cook.


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Serves:

Makes 24 mini poppers

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

WASH, HALVE, CLEAN OUT INSIDE

12
mini sweet peppers (variety bag of yellow,orange,red)

MIX TOGETHER

8 oz
cream cheese (softened)
1 c
cheddar cheese (shredded)
3
bacon strips (cooked and crumbled)
2 tsp
cajun seasoning (optional)

COMBINE TO MAKE TOPPING

2 Tbsp
butter (melted)
1/2 c
seasoned panko bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice each sweet pepper in half lengthwise. Use your spoon to scoop out any seeds and some of the rib to make a nice, clean "boat".
2
In bowl, mix together, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon. (optional cajun seasoning)
3
Spoon cheese mixture into each sweet pepper.
4
Stir together bread crumbs and melted butter to make topping. Dip each pepper, cheese side down, into bread crumbs. Place in baking dish.
5
Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until cheese melts and bread crumb mixture gets crusty.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American