Baby Bell Pepper Poppers

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Baby Bell Pepper Poppers: Irresistible baked multicoloured mini bell peppers filled with tasty ingredients, covered with golden brown bread crumbs.

Baby Bell Pepper Poppers: Irresistible baked multicoloured mini bell peppers filled with tasty ingredients, covered with golden brown bread crumbs.

Baby Bell Pepper Poppers are your option to make an appetizer when children are involved; especially if bell peppers are multicoloured and so inviting.
Jalapenos are great, of course, but when the kids are at the table, it makes the situation a bit complicated for everybody. I have always had a problem with saying „no“ to children whenever the food was involved and felt bad because of selecting it due to spicy ingredients.

This one makes it so simple: irresistible sweetness of baby bell peppers, colours and tasty, creamy cheese mixture the halves are filled with makes everybody enjoy the bites. No restrictions for anybody !

Baby Bell Pepper Poppers: Irresistible baked multicoloured mini bell peppers filled with tasty ingredients, covered with golden brown bread crumbs.
Another advantage of these Baby Bell Pepper Poppers is you can serve them with any dip you prefer since the bites are not spicy at all.
What makes it a keeper is the fact that filling could be made with almost everything: finely pulled meat, roasted chopped vegetables, Mozzarella, Scamorza, olives, capers, pecans, small quantities of everything, so it turns to be frugal yet so tasty. And much easier to make then stuffed bell peppers, if you ask me.

Baby Bell Pepper Poppers: Irresistible baked multicoloured mini bell peppers filled with tasty ingredients, covered with golden brown bread crumbs.
When preparing mini bell peppers, it is important to have in mind is that you should avoid cutting the stems away since the whole mini bell pepper halves, deseeded, prevent filling to leak out once you stuff them with Ricotta mixture.

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Baby Bell Pepper Poppers

Baby Bell Pepper Poppers: Irresistible baked multicoloured mini bell peppers filled with tasty ingredients, covered with golden brown bread crumbs.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Baby Bell Pepper Poppers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 poppers

Ingredients

  • 8 baby bell peppers ( 2 – 3 inches long )
  • 3 Tbsp bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
  • ½ cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped ( makes 2 ½ Tbsp )
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp butter + extra for the pan
  • 2 Tbsp bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  2. Cover baking tray with baking paper and butter it. Leave aside.

  3. Half bell peppers lenght wise and scrape inner membranes and seeds. Leave the stems on.

  4. Cook chopped bacon in a small pan until crisp. Remove extra fat and cool crumbled bacon.

  5. Combine Ricotta, Cheddar, bacon, onion, garlic, salt and ground black pepper in medium sized bowl.

  6. Combine butter and bread crumbs in a small pan on medium heat. Saute until golden.

  7. Spoon the cheese mixture into bell pepper halves and place on baking paper.

  8. Once all halves filled with cheese mixture, sprinkle with bread crumbs.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes; cheese will melt and bread crumbs will turn to golden brown.

  10. Serve immediately.

 

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