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Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

A popular recipe for a tasty reason! This simple Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe is an amazing appetizer. Keto-friendly and delicious!

When it comes to an appetizer that hits the spot, this is it! These are so fresh and so simple to make! You can have them hot and on the table in under 30 minutes! Plus, these Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers are low carb too which makes them perfect if you or a friend is on the keto or another diet.

I love using fresh produce for snacks and appetizers. These little fiesta sweet peppers are perfect because they are colorful and they are not hot. That makes them perfect for adults and kids! The filling is made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and some seasonings. That is it! Just give the filling a whirl in your food processor or mixer and fill those peppers.

Ingredients

Such a simple appetizer that packs a flavor punch! All you need is

  • mini sweet peppers
  • cream cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • lime juice
  • cilantro
  • garlic salt

It is also helpful to have a food processor to mix filling.

Vegan Version

How do you make something with cheese vegan? Very easily! We have made these in the past using vegan cream cheese and vegan cheese shreds and they turn out just as beautifully! Just substitute the same amounts. It really works well.  You can typically find both at your local grocery store or Whole Foods.

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A popular recipe for a tasty reason! This simple Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe is an amazing appetizer. Keto friendly and delicious!

Keto Appetizer

The newest big thing is keto and low-carb eating. Luckily, since these are mostly just peppers and cheese they fit perfectly in a low-carb diet. So make as many of these delicious peppers as you want because they are keto-friendly!

If you are looking for a delicious appetizer for game day, a backyard bbq, or just because everyone will love it, THIS IS IT! Grab what you need and get started! You are going to love them!

Bonus, you can even toss these on the grill instead of in the oven to heat them up and melt the cheese. Talk about fantastic!

Tips

Sometimes piping the filling into the peppers can be difficult if the cream cheese is too cold. You can fix that easily by putting the filling in a microwave-safe bowl and heating it on high for 30 seconds to a minute depending on your microwave.

Give it a stir and if it is softened to better consistency, then put the cheese mixture in your piping bag and fill your peppers. This simple step makes a big difference in getting your peppers filled quickly and easily.

Upgrade your Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers and top them with some bacon crumbles, green onion, or even some sausage crumbles to add some more flavor.

Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers

A popular recipe for a tasty reason! This simple Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe is an amazing appetizer. Keto friendly and delicious!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 12-18 Sweet Mini Peppers halved and seeded
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese or shredded Monterrey jack
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Wash and slice the peppers in half long ways. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
  • In another bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, lime, cilantro, and garlic salt.
  • Spoon or pipe the filling into each of the pepper halves.
  • Place in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com
A popular recipe for a tasty reason! This simple Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe is an amazing appetizer. Keto friendly and delicious!

Originally Posted 2013. Updated in 2019.

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sounds delicious! Do the peppers stay crisp and crunchy? My husband loves sweet peppers but hates when they get soft and won’t eat them. Maybe I could put them under the broiler to melt the cheese?

  2. I just bought a big bag of mini sweet peppers – these look so yummy! I will definitely have to try them! I love your blog!! Following you now…

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for a girls night and they were a huge hit! I substituted pepper jack cheese for plain however. Everyone wanted the recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve tried this both baked an unbaked. it’s actually really good unbaked surprisingly. I added a tiny bit of chipotle powder as well. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Would it work to prep these ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to bake? Looking to take to an after work party. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    My friend gave me this recipe after I ate half of the plate at a party. I just made them last night for a different set of friends and they all wanted the recipe as well. Delicious!!!

  7. 5 stars
    OMG these are so good! I had a bag of peppers that no one was eating, so I looked up a recipe to use them. Came across this and thought I’d give it a try. They are fantastic! The whole family loved them, even the kid that doesn’t like peppers! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you so much, I went through about 30 or 40 recipes for these mini peppers and decided on yours. I cannot tell you how much everyone loved them. I took them to a pool party and they were gone within five minutes and I was very sad because I did not get to eat five more. I made them exactly as you said and they were delicious

  9. 5 stars
    These were at hit at my Easter feast. I added a chipotle pepper and baked just long enough for the cheese to melt. Peppers were still slightly crunchy.

  10. Do you know what would work for a substitute for the cilantro? I don’t care for it at all.

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