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Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers

Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers, I like this recipe and the way she prepares it, I’m excited to share with you how you can make stuffed mini peppers just like she does. This recipe is for beginners and for those trying it for the first time. Follow the steps carefully and you’ll make the perfect stuffed mini peppers.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The cream cheese stuffed mini peppers recipe from Pioneer Woman is such a simple appetizer that works for all kinds of special occasions.
  • They’re perfect for sporting events, summer BBQs, and more! This appetizer recipe can easily be made gluten-free with just a few simple ingredients and can be easily adapted to your tastes.
  • Additionally, it can easily be made ahead of time and baked right before serving. A great appetizer to keep in your entertaining repertoire, this takes under 20 minutes in the oven.
Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers
Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers

What kind of peppers are mini sweet peppers?

The mini sweet pepper (or sweet mini pepper) is a hybrid of bell pepper. Their sweetness, size, and crunch have been specifically bred for.

Recipe Variations

  • Cheddar cheese: You can substitute Monterey jack or pepper jack for the cheddar cheese in this recipe. Make sure to ensure the cheese you purchase does not contain gluten. (Gluten is occasionally added to cheese to prevent it from caking, but you should check if this recipe needs to be gluten-free in advance.)
  • Regardless of how you would like the bacon prepared, pre-cook it. For most of my bacon, I bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet. This recipe can be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon.
  • Garlic powder can be substituted for minced garlic if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand. It should be about 1/2 teaspoon.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers?

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 425F.
  2. Put parchment paper on two baking sheets and set them aside.
  3. Combine cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add the shredded cheese, bacon bits, and green onions and stir until combined.
  6. Add the filling to the peppers after they have been cut.
  7. Using a fork, lightly mound the filling over the top of the peppers.
  8. Place filling in a baking dish and bake at 425F for 16-18 minutes, or until hot.
  9. Once hot, remove from oven.
  10. You may top each meal with chopped parsley or cilantro before serving.

What to Serve With Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers?

Serve the pioneer woman stuffed mini peppers with a fresh salad, such as a cucumber and carrot salad or a lettuce salad. Or serve them plain with some chili sauce.

Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers
Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers

How To Store Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers In The Fridge?

Cooked Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers should be refrigerated in shallow airtight containers or resealable plastic bags in order to maximize the shelf life for safety and quality. Properly stored, your Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers can last for up to 3- 5 in the fridge.

How To Store Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers In The Freezer?

Wrap Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers in aluminum foil and then plastic wrap to completely seal them. You may get freezer burn if you leave any parts of the peppers exposed. The peppers can also be frozen individually by cooling them, then wrapping them in plastic wrap. They will last for one month if you put them in airtight bags and freeze them.

How To Reheat Your Leftover Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers?

In The Oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the peppers in an oven-proof dish and cover them with foil.
  3. Bake your leftover Pioneer Woman stuffed mini peppers for 15 minutes for the fresh ones but 45 minutes for frozen stuffed mini peppers.
  4. Remove the cover and bake them a further 5 minutes more. Serve it.

In The Microwave:

  1. On a microwave-safe plate or dish, place your pioneer woman stuffed mini peppers facing upwards.
  2. Do not stack them on top of each other.
  3. Pop your pioneer woman stuffed mini peppers in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  4. Don’t cook the stuffed peppers for more than 2 minutes since that might overcook them. Remove and enjoy!

In The Air Fryer:

  1. In the air fryer basket arrange your Pioneer Woman stuffed mini peppers so they are standing upright and not touching.
  2. Heat the stuffed mini peppers for 10-15 minutes or until they are fully cooked.

Recipe Tips

  • The cream cheese needs to be softened at room temperature so that it can easily be mixed with the other filling ingredients. If you press the cream cheese, it should easily leave a small indentation. Leave the cream cheese on your counter for 30 minutes to an hour until it is easy to make an indentation. Microwaving is not recommended.
  • If any cream cheese filling escapes from the pepper, parchment paper will prevent the filling from sticking to your baking sheet.
  • Do you have a hot spot in your oven? To make sure that your baking sheets roast evenly, rotate them halfway through.
  • You can prepare the mini peppers up to the degree of baking in the oven in advance and keep them covered in the refrigerator until it is time to bake them.
  • You may have leftover filling depending on how big your sweet peppers are.
  • Make sure you use the appropriate amount of mini peppers.
  • When using medium to large mini sweet peppers, I was able to get 24 pepper halves.
  • By omitting the bacon, this recipe can be made vegetarian.
  • The stems can be sliced off if you like. It’s up to you whether to keep them on or not in this recipe.
  • Precook the bacon according to your preference. Bacon is typically cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven.
  • Garlic powder can be substituted for fresh garlic if you don’t have it on hand. You can use 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • You can easily halve or double this Pioneer Woman recipe.
Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers
Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers

FAQ Section

How to make the stuffing in the Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers juicier?

The stuffing in the Pioneer woman Stuffed mini Peppers can be made juicier by adding additional water to the filling, which also makes the filling tender and juicy. Also, sautéd vegetables add a lot of flavor to the filling, but they also make it juicier.

Can this recipe be made vegetarian?

Please omit the bacon for a vegetarian version of this Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers recipe, however, keep in mind that this recipe does include a good amount of dairy, so it cannot be made dairy-free or vegan.

What else can I use instead of bacon?

You can also use ground beef or sausage if you do not have bacon on hand, but make sure to fully cook the meat before mixing it with the cream cheese.

Instead of cream cheese can I use goat cheese?

Definitely for a different flavor replace the cream cheese with goat cheese.

What other cheeses can I use in Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers?

For this pioneer woman Stuffed mini Peppers recipe, pepper jack or Monterey jack would be great you can also use shredded mozzarella or parmesan for a milder flavor.

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Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 95.8
  • Total Fat 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 250.8mg
  • Potassium 83.6mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g
  • Sugars 1.5g
  • Protein 5.3g
  • Vitamin A 18.6%
  • Vitamin C 92.1%
  • Calcium 5.3%
  • Iron 2.1%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 18 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 23 minutesServings:24 servingsCalories:95.8 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Pioneer Woman Stuffed Mini Peppers, I like this recipe and the way she prepares it, I’m excited to share with you how you can make stuffed mini peppers just like she does. This recipe is for beginners and for those trying it for the first time. Follow the steps carefully and you’ll make the perfect stuffed mini peppers.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 425F.
  2. Put parchment paper on two baking sheets and set them aside.
  3. Combine cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add the shredded cheese, bacon bits, and green onions and stir until combined.
  6. Add the filling to the peppers after they have been cut.
  7. Using a fork, lightly mound the filling over the top of the peppers.
  8. Place filling in a baking dish and bake at 425F for 16-18 minutes, or until hot.
    Once hot, remove from oven.
  9. You may top each meal with chopped parsley or cilantro before serving.

Notes

  • The cream cheese needs to be softened at room temperature so that it can easily be mixed with the other filling ingredients. If you press the cream cheese, it should easily leave a small indentation. Leave the cream cheese on your counter for 30 minutes to an hour until it is easy to make an indentation. Microwaving is not recommended.
  • If any cream cheese filling escapes from the pepper, parchment paper will prevent the filling from sticking to your baking sheet.
  • Do you have a hot spot in your oven? To make sure that your baking sheets roast evenly, rotate them halfway through.
  • You can prepare the mini peppers up to the degree of baking in the oven in advance and keep them covered in the refrigerator until it is time to bake them.
  • You may have leftover filling depending on how big your sweet peppers are.
  • Make sure you use the appropriate amount of mini peppers.
  • When using medium to large mini sweet peppers, I was able to get 24 pepper halves.
  • By omitting the bacon, this recipe can be made vegetarian.
  • The stems can be sliced off if you like. It’s up to you whether to keep them on or not in this recipe.
  • Precook the bacon according to your preference. Bacon is typically cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven.
  • Garlic powder can be substituted for fresh garlic if you don’t have it on hand. You can use 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • You can easily halve or double this Pioneer Woman recipe.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 24


Amount Per Serving
Calories 95.8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.8g11%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 250.8mg11%
Potassium 83.6mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 2.4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 5.3g11%

Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 92.1%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 2.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.