Cherry Pepper Shooters

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I tried these in an Italian Deli.Some people use mozzarella, or even pepper jack cheese. I prefer parmesan.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar cherry peppers (I like them hot but you can buy the sweet peppers too)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package provolone cheese
  • 14-12 lb prosciutto ham, cut very thin
  • olive oil (Use enough to fill the jar after the peppers are done)


  1. Clean peppers by cutting the pepper around the stem (like you would a pumpkin), and cleaning out the seeds.
  2. Cut cheese in small squares.
  3. Wrap small strips of ham around diced cheese cubes.
  4. Place each cube into a pepper.
  5. Place finished peppers into the jar (be sure to drain the jar of all liquid first).
  6. Pour olive oil over peppers enough to cover.
  7. Refrigerate.


Most Helpful

Those who like cherry peppers seemed to like this 'different' appetizer. We used mozzerella cheese. We thought the olive oil could use a little salt and pepper added to it. It takes a small amount of work, but isn't hard to do.

Lacey's mom May 11, 2003

I had these at an Italian Theme party this weekend. They were FANTASTIC. However, the only difference was the use of Mozz. Cheese instead. I almost didn't try them because I don't like peppers that much. I was wrong. Thank you for posting!!!

Alice Robertson Clark December 15, 2008

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