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homemade bacon and cheese stuffed peppers

3 Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers Recipe

These little peppers can be made in a few minutes with all of your favorite ingredients and are an easy appetizer for the holidays. The recipe is so simple that even the most inexperienced chefs will have success in making them!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, sides
Calories 1585 kcal


  • 15 mini sweet peppers in assorted colors
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 6 oz ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 strips thick cut bacon crispy and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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!


Calories: 1585kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 81gFat: 121gSaturated Fat: 61gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 1972mgPotassium: 1683mgFiber: 15gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 17955IUVitamin C: 607mgCalcium: 973mgIron: 14mg
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