Ultimate Pepper Poppers

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Wildflour

These are truly the best! ENJOY!

Top Review by CheCheCherie

Been making these for YEARS now! Got it from an old TOH issue crediting Lisa Byington of Port Crane, New York. My "ultimate" tweak: instead of bread crumbs, I use finely crushed tortilla chips from all the busted up, broken chips at the bottom of the bag... (especially flavored tortilla chips like chili lime or Doritos) and press them into the cheese. I don't fiddle with trying to coat the whole pepper like some of the reviewers have. Perfect every time and never fails to be a huge hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In mixing bowl, combine first 7 ingredients, mix well.
  2. Spoon about 2 Tbl. filling into each pepper half.
  3. Roll in breadcrumbs, and place into greased 15"x10"x1" baking pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in 350º oven for 20 minutes for spicy, 30 minutes for medium, and 40 minutes for mild.
  5. Serve with sour cream, salsa, dip or dressing.
  6. Makes about 2 dozen.

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