- 12 baby bell peppers
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice off the tops of the baby bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from the inside. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked and crumbled bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
- Stuff each baby bell pepper with the bacon and cheese mixture, filling them until they are slightly overflowing.
- Place the stuffed peppers on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and slightly golden on top.
- Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley for added freshness and presentation.
- Serve the bacon-stuffed baby bell peppers as a delicious appetizer or side dish. They are perfect for parties, potlucks, or as a flavorful snack. Enjoy!
These bacon-stuffed baby bell peppers are a delightful combination of savory bacon, creamy cheese, and mildly sweet bell peppers. The flavors meld together beautifully, creating a mouthwatering bite-sized treat that’s sure to be a hit with everyone. Enjoy these poppable delights at your next gathering or simply as a tasty snack.