If you know me at all, you know that I love to celebrate. Whether it be for birthdays, holidays, or my own created excuses for get-together’s, I’m all about having family and friends over…and that means making lots of food. Sometimes the things I make are a big hit, sometimes it takes my not-so-adventurous guests a little more warming up to try something new, but in either case the creation and though process behind the menu is something that I really enjoy. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite appetizer recipes: stuffed sweet peppers.
A couple of Christmas’s ago I had bought a big bag of mini sweet peppers and knew that I wanted to use them in something because they were so colorful. Well, low and behold I ended up stuffing them with a variety of flavors and baked them until everything melted and browned. The stuffed sweet peppers were delicious.
Every once in a while I’ll buy a bag and make some for a little family appetizer. The best thing about this ‘recipe’ is that you can pretty much mix up anything in cream cheese and create your own version!
Here is my recipe:
Stuffed Sweet Peppers
What you need:
A bag of mini sweet peppers (can be found at many grocery stores)
1 package of cream cheese
1/2 cup of frozen peas
1/2 cup diced prosciutto, bacon, or ham
1/4 cup Boursin Garlic and Herbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp freshly chopped chives
1. slice peppers in half lengthwise, and then using a spoon scoop out the seeds. Place face up on a cookie sheet.
2. Mix cream cheese, Boursin cheese
, Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and peas together.
3. Spoon cheese mixture into peppers, and then top with chives.
4. Place pan into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Occasionally I will place the peppers under the broiler for the last minute to brown them more.
You can use any variety of cheeses with the cream cheese, as well as other ingredients, I like mixing the Boursin flavored spreadable cheese with it because it just adds more flavor.
And that’s just one of the simple appetizers I make from time to time. Next time I’ll have to show you the pickle roll ups that are always a huge hit.
They look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing.
Those look awesome! I tried to make stuffed green peppers the other day, but they didn't turn out so well.
I've got a few sweet peppers I need to use up. Thanks for the idea via Turn It Up Tuesday's link party.
I love an excuse for a get-together, too! This is such a beautiful appetizer! Pinning now 🙂 -Jillian, News Anchor To Homemaker
This looks great! I think I'm going to have to pin this now and make it for an upcoming Games of Thrones viewing party, but it would work well for any TV party though! I like the touch of adding in the Boursin so it's not just regular light cream cheese, and I think I will need to substitute some other vegetable to make it vegetarian (but definitely using peas too, just need something else!)
I love those little mini sweet peppers and love what you decided to stuff them with. YUM! I'd like to invite you to link up at Simple Supper Tuesday.
Your stuffed sweet pepper look absolutely mouthwatering. What a pretty presentation and I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
These are so gorgeous and yummy looking!! I love your pictures! Thanks a ton for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned to our group board!!
Wow, they look so good! I'm pinning this right now.
If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could link up your yummy post to my weekly Say G’Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.
Natasha in Oz
Melissa, these are gorgeous, and I know they're delicious. I read the ingredient list! thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm following you now via GFC and Feedly. Can't wait to try this! P.S. Have you thought about making your blog word verification free? It's much easier to contact you that way – and you can do it simply by adding your email to your profile.
These look delicious! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog hop, I’ll be featuring you, so please feel free to grab my Featured Button! Have a great week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
My husband would eat these ALL DAY LONG. Pinning – would be a fabulous snack at our next get-together!
Thanks for linking up at Wordy Wednesday!
Totally Pinning and Sharing!!!!
Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!!
PS Peppers are my weakness, LOVE THEM!!
made them last night. Delicious. Easy to. All Gone!! Thanks for sharing. <3
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