Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Jan 28, 14 Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Terry likes the hearty. I like the less hearty, I guess.

I made this super-easy recipe for the first time for a Junior League tasting event. 60 of them, actually. Finding 60 tiny sweet peppers was a bit of a challenge, but the best place for them? Kroger on Vine. Exact same brand as Whole Foods, about 1/4 of the price.

(Look, I’m even talking savings. When does that happen?)

This time, instead of having to buy enough for a small, pepper-eating army, I made enough just for Terry and me for dinner last night, though I’m providing the recipe for a nice middle ground: 30. You can use any fresh herb you like; I went with chives this time because Kroger was out of basil.

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers
 
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Goat cheese and small sweet peppers equal an easy-to make but impressive appetizer that can be tweaked to your tastes. Adapted from the Junior League of Cincinnati cookbook.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 30 small, sweet yellow, orange and red bell peppers
  • 18 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup herbs of your choice, finely chopped (chives, tarragon, or basil work well)
  • pinch of salt
  • Extra herbs for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice each pepper vertically from stem to tip to just open it up-- not all the way through. Scoop out the small bunch of seeds near the stem and discard.
  3. In a Ziplock bag, combine the goat cheese, herbs and pinch of salt. Squish to mix (or you can do this in a bowl-- I was trying to be efficient!). Snip off the tip and use the bag to fill each pepper with the goat cheese mixture.
  4. Bake the peppers on a cookie sheet, close together, for 8-10 minutes, or until tender, yet still crisp. Plate, and garnish with extra herbs.

 

  • http://www.dmperez.com Daniel M Perez

    Here’s a simple hack for those little peppers:
    Fill them with about a teaspoon of white miso paste each, and grill them to a nice charred/caramelized finish. They are amazingly delicious as a side dish. About 3 or 4 is enough, or the saltiness of the miso overwhelms your palate. Good cold the next day as part of your bento lunch.

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

      Love it!

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  • Two Healthy Kitchens

    I’m so impressed you managed to find 60 tiny, gorgeous peppers in the middle of an Ohio winter! Also impressive? This mouthwatering recipe! I adore goat cheese, and this is so simple yet strikingly pretty! Perfect for the Super Bowl … but they’d be just as lovely mid-summer (when we actually can EASILY find peppers in Ohio, right!?!?!). Loving this! :D ~Shelley

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

      I actually found them at my local Kroger– which is an urban store and very small. Crazy, huh? The random things you find.

      I can’t wait until I can make them with local peppers!