Stuffed mini sweet peppers are about to become your new favorite appetizer! Filled with creamy Boursin cheese and baked until warm and bubbly, these stuffed mini peppers are super easy to create, to serve to a crowd, and of course, to eat. Serve as-is for a quick and easy snack or appetizer or be sure to check out the recipe variations below! Either way, stuffed baby peppers are a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
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What is Boursin Cheese?
If you aren't familiar with Boursin cheese, it's a creamy yet crumbly spreadable cheese blended with savory herbs like parsley, chive, and garlic from the Normandy region of France. Most grocery stores will sell it near their specialty cheese section, and the best place to buy it is from a store like Costco, since they sell it for a good price. We first learned of Boursin cheese at Costco and Trader Joes and we were hooked after the first time we tasted it. It is SERIOUSLY addicting stuff!
Whether you use it for stuffing mini peppers, spreading it on crackers, or mixing it with eggs, mashed potatoes, or pasta, eating Boursin cheese makes ANY dish taste amazing.
Stuffed Mini Peppers
You know those cute bags of baby bell peppers you don't know what to do with after you eat a few cold as a snack? Well my friend, turning them into roasted Boursin stuffed baby sweet peppers is the answer!
When you're looking for baby sweet pepper recipes that are quick and easy, these cheese stuffed baby peppers are a perfect choice. These stuffed mini peppers are a great way to make sure you won't waste those peppers, get your daily servings of veggies, and have the perfect snack or appetizer even if your guests are following a specific eating plan.
Without fillers like rice or bread crumbs, these stuffed mini sweet peppers are perfect for those who prefer to eat gluten-free, vegetarian, low carb or keto!
Why You'll Love This Stuffed Baby Peppers Recipe:
- Not only do stuffed baby peppers look amazing, but they taste even better!
- Stuffed baby peppers are a great alternative to traditional appetizers.
- Easy enough to create a batch for a simple afternoon snack or simply when you see your peppers getting ready to turn.
If you love cooking with bell peppers as much as we do here at Whole Lotta Yum, be sure to check out our low carb Philly Cheesesteak Peppers, this seriously flavorful Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe, and this quick and easy low carb Chicken Fajita Bake.
Your stuffed mini sweet peppers are going to come together so quickly you are going to wonder why you never made them before! Super simple, we are stuffing the peppers with the Boursin cheese, baking it up, and topping with some shredded cheese and cilantro.
Of course, you can always check out the recipe tips below for some additional topping ideas!
- 1 container Boursin cheese (5.2 oz)
- Shredded cheese
- 1 lb baby sweet peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Are you doing low carb or keto? ⬇️
Making Baby Stuffed Peppers
Baby stuffed peppers need just a few minutes of prep time and some time in the oven and before you know it you will be saying that these peppers are a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Prep the Peppers
Preheat the oven to 350F and make sure your rack is in the center. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
Cut the baby sweet peppers into half. We leave the stem on for a decorative look but it's perfectly fine to cut the green stem off if you prefer.
Remove the seeds and white membrane from the inside of the baby peppers. You may need to rinse the peppers in the seeds won't wipe out.
Add the pepper halves to a medium-sized bowl and mix with 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil.
Place the peppers on a sheet pan and then fill to the top with the Boursin cheese. Bake your stuffed peppers for 20 minutes, until the peppers are cooked and the cheese is soft and warm.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese on the top and broil for 1 minute.
Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Serve immediately with tasty side dishes, they're best served with warm melty cheese! Enjoy!
- Be sure to oil your baking sheet before baking to prevent the peppers from sticking.
- Alternately, you can line your baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Use a variety of green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers to create a pretty presentation.
What You Can Stuff Mini Peppers With?
Mini peppers make the perfect canvas and carrier for a variety of ingredients. Add some spunk to your stuffed mini peppers by trying one or more of the following additional ideas.
- Top your stuffed mini sweet peppers with bacon crumbles.
- Wrap your stuffed baby peppers in bacon strips prior to baking.
- Use goat cheese or ricotta cheese.
- Create a mix of cream cheese and herbs.
- Create a mild version of bacon and cream cheese jalapeno poppers by using mini bell peppers in place of jalapenos.
- Turn your mini peppers into a meal by browning ground sausage and mixing it with softened cream cheese. Stuff and bake as normal.
Can You Freeze Stuffed Mini Peppers?
For best results, it is not recommended that you freeze your stuffed mini peppers after cooking. The cooked cheese just doesn't handle being frozen well.
However, you can freeze your stuffed peppers prior to baking. Simply wash and stuff your peppers and place them on a sheet pan. Freeze for 30 minutes, then store them in an airtight bag or container. For best results, use within 4 months. You will need to add 4-6 minutes to the bake time if cooking them from frozen.
Are Stuffed Mini Peppers Keto?
Stuffed mini peppers are keto-friendly and low carb. Peppers are naturally low in carbs and the cheese is your only other source of carbohydrates. Per serving, stuffed mini peppers contain just 3 net carbs.
More Recipes with Bell Peppers
- Keto Philly Cheesesteak Peppers
- Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Chicken Fajita Bake
- Keto Stuffed Peppers without Rice
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