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Need a last-minute appetizer? This versatile and delicious recipe for Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers comes together in under 20 minutes, but looks and tastes like it took a lot longer.

You can use any kind of peppers you prefer, it goes really well with poblano or jalapeno peppers too. You can also switch out the bacon for sausages, ground beef or your favorite protein.

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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 15 mini sweet peppers in assorted colors
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • 6 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 3 T. fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 mini sweet peppers in assorted colors
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • 6 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 3 T. fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Wash peppers and pat dry. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise, leaving the stem intact. Remove seeds and membranes from each pepper half and discard. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine goat cheese, ricotta cheese, thyme leaves, and bacon. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. 

Place the top oven rack in the 2nd highest position and pre-heat broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

With a small spoon, fill each pepper half with the cheese and bacon mixture and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle some of the freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of each pepper half.

Place the baking sheet on the top oven rack and broil for approximately 4-5 minutes or just until the cheese begins to brown and the peppers start to blister. Remove from oven and cool slightly before transferring the peppers to a serving platter. Serve immediately. Enjoy!  

Notes

Tip: The easiest way to prepare the bacon for this recipe is to place it on a large plate lined with paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or just until crispy. Cook time will vary by microwave, so be sure to check after two minutes and adjust accordingly. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143

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