This quick and easy recipe requires few ingredients and can be served as an appetizer or side dish. The brand names and flavors of the products I used are just a suggestion and can be easily changed to your favorite.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and halve the peppers and remove the seeds. Leave the stem intact so that the cheese does not ooze out at it melts--also for the cuteness factor. Mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan together in a small bowl. I used Emeril's italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs; if you're using plain, you will want to season with salt and herbs. Using a small spoon, stuff about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons of cheese in each pepper half; no more than half full as the cheese puffs as it bakes. Sprinkle cheese and bread crumbs on pepper halves and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes depending upon how soft you like your peppers.