Oozing with cheesy goodness, these double-stuffed cheese peppers are a quick and easy dish to prepare whether it be a main dish or an appetizer, or even an afternoon snack.
Garlic, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Greek yogurt come together for a rich and hearty filling perfect for any time of day or occasion.
Why You’ll Love These Easy-Baked Stuffed Peppers
These roasted peppers with cheese take just a few minutes to prepare with just a few everyday ingredients. In no time at all, you can be eating a cheesy stuffed pepper loaded with flavor.
Bell peppers are perfect for hosting any number of fillings whether it be cheese, meat, beans, rice, or anything else you fancy.
Perfect to make ahead or ideal for a double batch these double-stuffed peppers will not disappoint. Stuffed bell peppers make a great alternative to stuffed jalapenos.
Helpful Equipment To Make This Cheese Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Ingredients To Make Peppers Stuffed With Cheese.
- 4 bell peppers, de-veined and halved
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 4 oz of cream cheese
- 2 oz of mozzarella cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons of Greek-style yogurt
How To Make Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers
Preheat the oven to 350°F (185°C).
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the peppers until they are just tender, about 7 minutes or so.
Cook the peppers in boiling water in a Dutch oven (or a pot if you don’t have a dutch oven) until just tender or approximately 7 minutes.
Place the garlic, cream cheese, mozzarella, and yogurt in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Scoop out the cheese mixture and stuff it into the peppers.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper and arrange the peppers on it.
Bake them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
All About Baked Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are a versatile dish that can be found in many different cuisines. The fillings vary from culture to culture and can include, meat, beans, cheese, rice, and a variety of different spices and seasonings.
Stuffed peppers can be served as an appetizer or main dish. Roasted peppers with cheese are also great for movie night, game day, or an after-school snack.
They can also be vegetarian or vegan depending on the filling and gluten-free so they really are perfect for any type of diet.
Variations of stuffed baked peppers
- Try flavored cream cheese instead of plain. Chive or garlic flavored would be good options.
- For a heartier stuffed pepper add rice, beans, or quinoa to the cheese mixture.
- Up the flavor and add fresh herbs like basil or oregano. Or a drizzle of pesto.
- For more texture top with breadcrumbs; plain or seasoned both work as will panko.
- Change up the mozzarella cheese for cheddar, gouda, or Havarti.
- Sprinkle the peppers with chopped bacon or diced ham.
- For a spicer pepper mix in a diced jalapeno or a chipotle pepper.
- For a perfect hand-held appetizer version make mini stuffed peppers instead of full-sized peppers.
- Add goat cheese or feta to the cheese mixture.
Tips and Tricks/Notes
- To soften the peppers you can cook them in the microwave for a minute or two instead of boiling them.
- Choose whipped cream cheese instead of block if possible as it will be easier to mix with the other ingredients.
- If using block cream cheese, take it out of the fridge before you start preparing the stuffed peppers. Softened cream cheese is easier to work with and will blend effortlessly with the other ingredients.
- Try to choose peppers that are all the same size so they cook at the same pace and so that you can fill them with the same amount of filling.
- Any color pepper will work for roasted peppers with cheese but I especially like to use a combination of red, yellow, and orange for a nice and bright-looking, cheerful dish.
How To Store Stuffed Peppers
These cheese-stuffed peppers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze the peppers for up to 3 months though they may not maintain the same texture. I suggest you only make as many as you will eat and do your best not to freeze them.
Should peppers be precooked before stuffing?
This is a matter of personal preference. However, precooking them will guarantee they are soft.
Is it necessary to parboil peppers before stuffing?
It is not necessary to parboil peppers before you stuff them.
How do you precook peppers before stuffing them?
If you want to precook your peppers before stuffing them you can parboil them or bake them in the oven. Microwaving for a few minutes will also work.
What would be a good side dish for a stuffed bell pepper?
Anything goes with these stuffed peppers but I’d suggest a soup or salad as good options if you are eating them as a meal. You can find some suggestions here.
These doubled stuffed peppers are addictive, I guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one so make a double batch so you have plenty on hand.Print
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