Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stuffed Mini Peppers

So I bought a bag of these little mini peppers because they are cute and colorful and I wanted to stuff them with cheese! The bag they came in suggested stuffing them with goat cheese and chives and.... well, I wanted something more fun.

So I tweaked it.

A lot.


I started by heating the oven to 350° and lightly spraying a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Then I chopped off the tops of the adorable little sweet peppers....

...and de-seeded them. Easy cheesy.


Now for the mixture...I wanted Italian-ish pepper poppers so I sauteed up some pancetta (Italian sausage would be yummy too),  1/3 cup of finely chopped onion & 2 cloves of garlic (minced).


In a small bowl I mixed 1 1/4 cup ricotta, 1/2 cup each of fresh grated parmesan and mozzarella with 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper, 1 tsp italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper for a little kick, and 1/8 tsp of nutmeg. 


Then I added the onion, garlic, & pancetta mixture....


 ...put it in my ghetto piping bag, and started filling the peppers.


Here they are ready to go. Next go round I'll make a little foil roll to lean the peppers on to tilt them upward as the baking process melts some of the cheese out.


Bake at 350° for 18 minutes and enjoy!! This recipe makes about 30-35 little peppers.

Sorry, I was in a dark spot and have yet to gain any photo editing skills so all my pics are SOOC.

Happy snacking!

2 comments:

  1. My gosh! These look and sound delicious! I will definitely try this one out!

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  2. these look great! i've book marked them to try!

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