Ready in under 30 minutes, these Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers are a hit at any party! Stuffed with salty bacon, shredded cheddar, and cream cheese, these mini peppers are so easy to make and so delicious!
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Why You'll Love This Recipe
- We are using Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon! I love using Coleman Natural Foods because their meats are sourced from American Farmers, and they are care about their animals! All the animals are raised crate free and without any antibiotics or hormones!
- It's easy to make! With only four ingredients, these peppers could not be easier to make!
- You can serve them hot or room temperature! These peppers are just as delicious as room temperature as they are piping hot. They would be perfect on an appetizer table.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Coleman Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon- This product is sugar free and made only with pork, water and salt. That’s it!
- Mini Peppers- You can find these by the bell peppers in your grocery store.
- Whipped Cream Cheese- Whipped cream cheese makes it easier to mix all the ingredients.
- Cheddar Cheese- 1 cup, shredded.
Equipment For Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
How To Make Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the bacon on a rimmed baking sheet in a single line. Bake the bacon for 12-18 minutes or until browned.
While the bacon cooks, wash the peppers. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers on another baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, add the whipped cream cheese and cheddar. Mix well.
When the bacon is done cooking, remove the bacon from the baking sheet and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Remove any excess fat that is on the bacon.
Place the bacon on a cutting board and cut in small pieces. Add the bacon pieces to the bowl of cream cheese and cheddar. Mix well.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the mini pepper halves. Place the stuffed peppers back on the baking sheet. Continue until all the peppers are stuffed.
Baked the peppers for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and the cream cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
- Make it spicy! If you're up for it, try using jalapenos instead of sweet mini peppers! The cream cheese cools off the jalapenos a bit, but they keep their spicy kick!
- Mix up the cheese! Instead of cheddar, you can substitute Colby jack, Monterey jack, or a mixture of cheeses!
- Make them crunchy! If you want a little more texture, sprinkle the mini peppers with breadcrumbs before you bake them. That will add some crunch to the peppers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can make the peppers up to 24 hours in advance. Stuff them and place them on a baking sheet. Cover then with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator. When you are ready to bake them, place remove the plastic wrap and place them in the oven. Serve them immediately.
Yes! Freeze the peppers before you bake them. The best way to freeze them is to stuff them and freeze them right on the baking sheet. When you are ready to defrost them, defrost them in the refrigerator. Bake when they are fully defrosted.
If you have some leftover peppers, place them in an airtight container in a single line. Try not to overlap them as the cream cheese will melt and end up on the bottom of the peppers. Place them on a microwave safe plate to reheat for 1-2 minutes or in the toaster oven on a pan.
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This blog was written by me and sponsored by Coleman Natural
Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
- 20 Mini Peppers
- 1 lb Coleman Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
- 1 ¼ cup Whipped Cream Cheese
- ½ cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the bacon on a rimmed baking sheet in a single line. Bake the bacon for 12-18 minutes or until browned.
- While the bacon cooks, wash the peppers. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers on another baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, add the whipped cream cheese and cheddar. Mix well.
- When the bacon is done cooking, remove the bacon from the baking sheet and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Remove any excess fat that is on the bacon.
- Place the bacon on a cutting board and cut in small pieces. Add the bacon pieces to the bowl of cream cheese and cheddar. Mix well.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the mini pepper halves. Place the stuffed peppers back on the baking sheet. Continue until all the peppers are stuffed.
- Baked the peppers for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and the cream cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
- If you don't have whipped cream cheese, you can use a brick of cream cheese. Soften the cream cheese by allowing it to come to room temperature. That will make it easier to mix.
- Use jalapenos if you want to make these bacon stuffed mini peppers spicy!
You had me at bacon... hehe but really these came out as a wonderful app for an impromptu party!
Served these mini peppers as an appetizer to my guests. Everyone was asking for second helpings. Definitely making these again!
I love these and love that they're keto! Can't wait to make them again - the first batch disappeared too quickly!
We're having a party on Friday and these are going to be the perfect little appetizer to serve! Easy to make but they feel fancy!
I hope you enjoy!
Wow, I'd never have thought of stuffing mini peppers with bacon - they were so delicious!