Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers
Crispy bacon wrapped around tender mini peppers with a cheesy, creamy filling—what’s not to love!
- 12 sweet mini peppers
- 4 oz (125 g) chive & onion cream cheese spread, softened
- 4 oz (125 g) shredded Italian cheese blend (1 cup/250 mL)
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tsp (5 mL) hot sauce (optional)
- 12 slices fully cooked packaged bacon
- 12 wooden picks
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Cut a slit lengthwise from the top to the bottom of each pepper.
Mix cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic and hot sauce in Small Batter Bowl until thoroughly combined; microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 15-20 seconds or until mixture is softened.
Spoon mixture into a large resealable plastic bag; trim corner of bag wide enough for filling to squeeze through easily.
Gently pinch peppers to open; squeeze filling evenly into peppers. Wrap a slice of bacon around center of each pepper; secure with a wooden pick. Arrange peppers in Small Ridged Baker.
Bake 20-23 minutes or until peppers soften and filling begins to brown slightly. Remove from oven; remove wooden picks and serve.
- 12 servings of 1 popper
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 90, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 200 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 5 g
This recipe can be easily doubled and baked in the Medium Sheet Pan.