Mini Peppers Stuffed With Cheese and Topped With Bacon - Grilled

"A great summertime appetizer! Colorful and unique - can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to grill."
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12 peppers


  • 12 red yellow and orange sweet mini bell peppers
  • 12 cup garlic & herb spreadable cheese (we like Alouette)
  • 6 slices bacon, halved


  • Prepare a pan by using a disposable aluminum pan. Turn upside down and cut holes only big enough to hold the peppers upright.
  • Wash peppers, removing the stem and a thin slice of the top. Clean membrane and seeds.
  • Fill a quart size Ziploc bag with the cheese spread. Snip the corner. Fill each pepper with cheese mix, placing each on the prepared pan.
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half. Wrap across the top of the pepper, securing it with a toothpick through the top half of the pepper.
  • Grill 10-20 minutes until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted. Watch that the bottoms of the peppers do not burn.
  • Serve warm.
  • Can use jalepenos in place of the sweet peppers if more heat is desired.

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