Mini Pepper Poppers are the ultimate party appetizer, featuring bite-sized mini peppers generously filled with a decadent mixture of creamy cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon bits. Baked until they’re warm and the cheese is delightfully gooey, these poppers are a crowd-pleaser that disappears in seconds.

SERVINGS

12-6 Poppers

PREP TIME

10 Mins

COOK TIME

15-20 Mins

INGREDIENTS

12-16 Mini Gems™️ mini peppers, assorted colors

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup cooked bacon bits (about 4 slices)

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional)

RECIPE NOTES

Customize your poppers by adding diced jalapeños for some heat or chopped fresh herbs for extra freshness.

COOKING TIPS

You can use a piping bag to easily fill the mini peppers with the cheese mixture for a neater presentation.

PRESENTATION

Serve the Mini Pepper Poppers on a platter, garnished with chopped fresh chives, for an appetizing and inviting display.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Per serving:
Calories:                            60
Fat:                                      5g
Protein:                              2g
Carbohydrates:                2g
Fiber:                                  0g

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

 

  1. Start by preparing the mini peppers. Cut off the tops, remove the seeds and membranes, and rinse them thoroughly.

 

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon bits. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

 

  1. Carefully fill each mini pepper with the cheese and bacon mixture, ensuring they are generously stuffed.

 

  1. Arrange the filled Mini Pepper Poppers on a baking sheet or in a baking dish.

 

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are tender, and the cheese is bubbly and golden.

 

  1. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

 

  1. If desired, garnish the Mini Pepper Poppers with chopped fresh chives for a burst of color and flavor.
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