Grilled Sweet Pepper Poppers

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 mins

Delicious grilled appetizer. A nice change from regular hot poppers. My grandson devours these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spoon sour cream into a 1-quart zip-loc freezer bag; seal and chill.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Rinse peppers; cut in half length-wise. Remove seeds and veins.
  4. Mix together in small bowl cheese, tomato, onion, cilantro and salt.
  5. Fill pepper halves evenly with cheese mixture; pressing it into hollows.
  6. Lay filled peppers, cheese side up on grill (I use a grill pan for ease, but it's not necessary).
  7. Cook until blistered and slightly charred on the bottoms, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  8. With a wide spatula, move peppers to serving platter.
  9. Snip 3/4-inch corner off the sour cream bag and pipe evenly over the hot peppers.
  10. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

5 Bright Stars for this one. I mixed the sour cream with an equal amount of cream cheese and it worked perfect. Just realized I forgot to add the cilantro, guess I'll just have to make them again. Thinking the next time I might add a little minced jalapeno to the filling! Thanks so much for sharing Ann. Thanks too to Jubes for directing me to this great recipe!

5 5

SO GOOD! My brother had a cook off last weekend and the appetizer had to be grilled. I brought this recipe and took the category! Don't tell them, but I even used Tillamook's reduced fat cheddar and light sour cream! ;) My mom doesn't care for peppers and even she enjoyed. I will be making this on a regular basis for parties! Delicious, thanks for sharing!

5 5

5 stars. A delicious little appetizer or side to a meal. Very tasty and the flavours worked wonderfully together. I used a piping bag for the sour cream. I really would suggest making a double batch as these were gobbled up very quickly i my home :). *Reviewed for Aussie/NZ recipe swap April 2008* Photo also to be posted