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Herb Gorgonzola Stuffed Sweet Peppers

with sundried tomatoes, cream cheese and garlic

Herb Gorgonzola Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #stuffed #pepper #recipe

I’m SO in love with these mini sweet peppers. They are adorably tiny, so sweet and so colorful!

A couple years ago I bought some of these mini sweet peppers and brought them to my mom and dad and told them they needed to grow these little babies in their garden. I’m so glad I did! They searched around the seed catalogs and found them and grew them the next year and have been growing them ever since. Mom and Dad just love the peppers, the plants produce a plethora of peppers, and they always give me my own little plant so I can grow some on my back patio too. I only get one color that way, but I can always fill in the spectrum by going to visit Mom and Dad who have way more than they can possibly eat in their huge garden.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these little sweet peppers is stuffing them, most especially with cheese. This time I decided to use a mixture of cream cheese, herbs, sundried tomatoes and gorgonzola crumbles … and then I topped them off with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Okay, no I didn’t really. I used crushed Rice Chex cereal so they would be gluten free, you know, just in case I decided I wanted to share them with my GF friends (but I didn’t! LOL). You can use breadcrumbs if you prefer.

Herb Gorgonzola Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Herb Gorgonzola Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Ingredients

  • 7-8 mini sweet peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • For the filling:
  • 4 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel), softened
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • About 4 teaspoons finely chopped sundried tomatoes
  • Fresh basil, oregano, and rosemary (a sprig of each), chopped fine
  • Fresh chives, snipped (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • For the breadcrumb topping:
  • 1/3 cup fine bread crumbs or crushed Rice Chex cereal
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon EACH: garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash and slice the peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds. Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the filling ingredients.
  3. In a separate small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs with the garlic powder, onion and herbs.
  4. Take each pepper half and stuff it with the cheese mixture, then sprinkle some of the breadcrumb mixture over the top. Set it on the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the peppers until you run out of cheese or peppers.
  5. Set the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the breadcrumbs are browned on top.
  6. Let cool slightly before serving. Garnish with tiny basil leaves and/or flowers if desired.

Notes

If you use the Rice chex or gluten free breadcrumbs, this recipe is gluten free.

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Herb Gorgonzola Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #stuffed #pepper #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free FridayFoodie Friends Friday, Weekend Potluck, The Weekend SocialMix it Up MondayMunching Monday, and Simple Supper Tuesday.

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4 Responses

  1. Saw this on Boho. Love this idea. And I’d use the Chex cereal. Thanks for sharing. Pinned and Tweeted.

    September 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Lea Ann! I’m so happy you like it :)

      September 20, 2014 at 7:46 am

  2. My husband and son are big fans of blue cheese! These stuffed peppers would be ideal for them! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned on our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr! I hope to see you there!

    September 22, 2014 at 2:41 am

  3. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    October 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm