Mini Sweet Pepper Poppers

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By linda hennessey
from chesterfield, MO

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

serves Makes 24 mini poppers
prep time 30 Min
cook time 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
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How To Make

  • 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.

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