Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe
Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe – hot red cherry peppers, stuffed with a creamy mixture of cream cheese and feta. These Stuffed Cherry Peppers make the perfect appetizer year round.
Serve these stuffed cherry peppers at a summer barbecue/party or at a holiday gathering. Great appetizer for a glass of wine. Make them yourself and enjoy as many as you’d like.
Today I have another simple appetizer/ snack that you cam make for your weekend barbecue.
I’m obsessed with these stuffed cherry peppers. They are so good!
I’ve been looking for these every time I go to different grocery stores. They are rare to find, at least in my area. I keep checking out the olive / antipasto bars and prepackaged trays and no success.
Costco carries an antipasto tray, that has some stuffed cherry peppers inside. But it is huge, and the container with peppers has just like 6-7 of these. Definitely not enough for my family. And that tray is only available around the winter holidays, from what I’ve noticed. These stuffed cherry peppers are good for an year round appetizer, just like my famous Easy Marinated Mushrooms.
You can make them in advance and store in the fridge for up to one week.
Cute looking, they make the perfect party bite sized appetizer.
And the best part? They are ready in under 10 minutes.
Where do you find cherry peppers?
I’m sure, some other stores may have these, but I got mine at Trader Joe’s. They are called “Hot Cherry Peppers”, packaged in a jar. They are good on their own, but the addition of whipped feta inside makes them ten times more delicious.
What do you stuff the cherry peppers with?
The answer is – whipped feta. You may already have the ingredients for it in your fridge.
I adapted the recipe for whipped feta from my Mini peppers with whipped feta, which are also a cool and delicious summer party appetizer. I just used less feta and more cream cheese, because I wanted the filling to stay inside the cherry peppers and be extra creamy.
The truth is that I don’t wow what the similar peppers in the store are stuffed with, but I like how the ones I made turned out. I’m not a huge fan of creamy goat cheese, this is why I prefer to use feta.
It is that simple! Go and get a jar of hot cherry peppers, make some whipped feta and there you have a super cute mini party appetizer.
Hope you get to try them.
Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe
- 24 red hot cherry peppers
- 4 oz cream cheese — at room temperature
- 6 oz feta cheese — crumbled
- 1/2 tsp garlic — pressed
- 1 tbsp parsley — chopped
- 1 tsp lemon juice — optional
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, feta, garlic, parsley and lemon juice (optional). Mix with a spatula to combine.
Fill a disposable pastry bag with the mixture. Fill each paper with the mixture.
Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 43, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 69mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 19.7%, Vitamin C: 43.7%, Calcium: 4.2%, Iron: 1.1%
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