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Easy Cream Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

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Easy and flavorful garlic cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers are a delicious addition to any party table spread and they are ready in no time.

It’s Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop and we are just cruising right along through December! If you missed any of the previous days, start here and work your way back! I’m teaming up with over 40 other bloggers to bring you a new craft, diy or recipe each day! Today’s theme is party foods!

When I think about party foods, I generally imagine lots of finger foods and desserts. What about you? In fact, I’m usually the one who volunteers my famous Mexican 7 Layer Dip, or brings a tasty dessert to any party we’re invited to.

For today’s theme, I am sticking with the finger foods and am actually sharing a recipe that I originally got from one of my good friends when we lived in Tennessee–cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers! This easy recipe will quickly become your new go to finger food!

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This recipe is a little bit different than hers though. She makes these wonderful, flavorful curry cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers, but for this recipe today I am sharing a different flavor concoction.

The best part about this stuffed mini peppers recipe is you can switch out the seasonings to make your favorite combination! Curry, garlic, ranch, really anything will work in this cream cheese stuffed peppers recipe.

Even better these sweet peppers with cream cheese are a low carb snack! That means even if you are watching how many carbs you consume, you can still enjoy these mini peppers. Of course, you could also top the stuffed peppers with a bit of panko crumbs if you aren’t counting carbs, as one reader suggested. Really the sky is the limit when it comes to this versatile recipe.

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Yield: 24 peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You can't beat these curry cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers! They make a great, low-carb appetizer or snack.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12-16 mini sweet peppers, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and cover a baking sheet in parchment paper. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and paprika. 
  3. Spoon mixture into each prepared mini pepper half. Should fit around 2 tsp depending on the size of the pepper. Continue until all peppers are filled.
  4. Lay peppers out, cream cheese side up onto prepared baking sheet and top with the shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the peppers are softened and cream cheese is slightly browned.
  6. Optional--garnish with chives
  7. Serve these cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 stuffed half
Amount Per Serving Calories 42Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutrition values are automatically calculated by third-party software using global standards. Please note that values can vary based on product brands and different nutritional calculators. The values stated here are only for a basic reference and are not evaluated by medical or nutritional professionals.

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Payton

Monday 15th of March 2021

I just made these and WOW they are SO good!!! New favorite snack! Thanks for the recipe! I even added a bit of panko crumb ontop for extra crunch.

Erica

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Hi! Going to make these today :) what would be the instructions if I were to airfry them?? Thanks!

Amanda

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Hi Erica! I have not tried these in the air fryer so I would not have a good estimate of cooking time or temperature. I'd love to know how they turned out for you!

Sasha

Friday 2nd of October 2020

What are you supposed to do with the shredded cheese?!?

Amanda

Monday 5th of October 2020

Thanks for pointing that out Sasha. You'll sprinkle on the shredded cheese on top of the stuffed peppers before baking. I'll update the recipe card to reflect that.

Erlene

Sunday 31st of December 2017

Yum! I have a baby pepper bush and this will be a great new way to use them. Thanks for the recipe :-)

Emily @DomesticDeadline.com

Thursday 14th of December 2017

These sound delish! I'd probably eat them all!

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