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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


  • 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


  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.