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Grilled Mini-Peppers

I didn’t get out to my garden much last week. We had about 6 months worth of rain over a few days, and I didn’t feel like getting wet. I was completely surprised when I popped out there between rain showers on Saturday and found 11 mini bell peppers ready to be picked! I was short on side dishes for dinner (previously used more potatoes than I thought), so as at the last minute I was scanning the internet for something quick to do with the bell peppers.

Grilled Mini Peppers

This is just about the easiest thing you could imagine. Dad Cooks Dinner posted this recipe. All you do is skewer the peppers, brush them with oil, and season them. I used just seasoned salt. This was great as a grilled side dish, but also would be an easy appetizer for your next BBQ.

 

Fast App

Bacon and Feta Stuffed Mini PeppersI was so excited to see mini peppers in our box this week. They make a great appetizer, very quick and easy. I served this between games of our Agricola marathon this weekend. I have shared a similar recipe previously, but these peppers were definitely appetizer sized. The bacon I used this time really added flavor, especially in combination with the red pepper flakes.

Bacon and Feta Stuffed Mini Peppers
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 pint mini bell peppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place feta cheese, bacon, and red pepper flakes in bowl of food processor, process until crumbly.
  3. Wash and dry peppers. Cut a slice lengthwise and crosswise in pepper. (I cut the crosswise slice near the stem to facilitate removal of the seeds.) Scrape out seeds.
  4. Fill peppers with filling. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until peppers soften.

I might have to grow mini peppers this year, so I can make these all the time!

Happy eating!

Ruth

Spicy Stuffed Small Peppers

spicy stuffed small peppersThe bell peppers in our box this week were pretty small, less than 2 inches across. In the past, I had made a variation this recipe for Feta-Stuffed Mini Peppers. I decided to use the same filling, even though these peppers were a little bigger than “mini.” I thought I would need less filling than I did, so I made a small batch. Next time, I will make a full batch. (I have already adjusted the recipe; so if you follow the directions, you should have plenty of filling for 6 small peppers.)

Spicy Stuffed Small Peppers
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces spinach
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 small bell peppers, any color
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash spinach and remove stems. Cut the leaves into thin strips.
  3. Combine spinach, feta cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Remove a thin slice from the top or side of each pepper. Scoop out the seeds. Stuff each pepper with the filling, mounding it over the top of the pepper.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until peppers are slightly soft.

Happy eating!

Ruth