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Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Introduction

Goat cheese stuffed mini peppers are a delightful appetizer or snack that combines the sweetness of mini peppers with the creamy tanginess of goat cheese. This recipe provides a burst of flavors and is a perfect addition to any gathering or as a quick bite for yourself.

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Ingredients

To create these delectable stuffed mini peppers, you’ll need:

  • Mini peppers (variety of colors)
  • Fresh goat cheese
  • Herbs (such as parsley or chives)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

A. Cleaning and Prepping the Mini Peppers

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Start by washing the mini peppers thoroughly and slicing off the tops. Remove the seeds and membrane from inside to prepare them for stuffing.

B. Making the Goat Cheese Filling

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Combine the fresh goat cheese with finely chopped herbs of your choice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning. Mix until the herbs are evenly distributed throughout the cheese.

Stuffing the Peppers

Carefully spoon the prepared goat cheese mixture into each mini pepper, ensuring they are evenly filled without overstuffing.

Cooking Instructions

A. Different Cooking Methods

  1. Baking: Preheat the oven and bake the stuffed peppers until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  2. Grilling: Place the peppers on a preheated grill for a smoky flavor and charred edges.
  3. Broiling: Use the broiler to quickly cook the peppers until the cheese is slightly browned.

Serving Suggestions

Goat cheese stuffed mini peppers pair wonderfully with a variety of accompaniments such as crusty bread, crackers, or a side salad. They also complement wine or a refreshing cocktail.

Health Benefits

These stuffed peppers not only tantalize the taste buds but also offer nutritional benefits. The peppers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants while goat cheese provides protein and healthy fats.

Conclusion

The goat cheese stuffed mini peppers recipe is a versatile and flavorful dish that can be easily customized to suit individual preferences. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, it’s a fantastic addition to any menu.

FAQs

  1. Can I use other types of cheese for stuffing the mini peppers? Yes, you can experiment with different cheeses like feta, cream cheese, or ricotta based on your taste preferences.
  2. How long can I store the prepared stuffed peppers? Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days for the best taste.
  3. Can I freeze the stuffed mini peppers? Yes, you can freeze them for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  4. Are there vegetarian options to add to the stuffing? Absolutely! You can incorporate chopped nuts, diced vegetables, or cooked quinoa into the goat cheese mixture for added texture and flavor.
  5. Can I make these peppers ahead of time for a party? Yes, you can prepare them in advance and cook them just before serving to ensure freshness and warmth.

Source: walderwellness.com

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Goat cheese stuffed mini peppers are a delightful appetizer or snack that combines the sweetness of mini peppers with the creamy tanginess of goat cheese. This recipe provides a burst of flavors and is a perfect addition to any gathering or as a quick bite for yourself.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mini sweet bell peppers (12 peppers)
  • 10 ounce goat cheese
  • Balsamic glaze, to drizzle
  • Honey, to drizzle
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme (or dried, but fresh is prettier!)
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.

  • Wash and dry mini peppers. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and any fleshy white bits.

  • Spread a couple scoops of goat cheese into each pepper half.

  • When all the peppers are filled, spread them in a baking dish or sheet in a single layer. Pop them in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the peppers are lightly browned/charred and soft.

  • Remove the roasted mini peppers from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze and honey, then finish with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm + enjoy!

Notes

LEFTOVERS:

  • Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • I like enjoying the leftovers cold, but you could reheat them in the oven if preferred.
  • Either eat them as is (they make a yummy snack), or you could slice them up and add to a salad, grain bowl, or sandwich!

 HOW TO MAKE IN ADVANCE:

  • Prep the peppers and stuff with goat cheese as instructed.
  • Place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge until needed.
  • Before serving, roast them in the oven and finish with the toppings as directed. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 6
Amount Per ServingCalories 1004Total Fat 61gSaturated Fat 41gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 130mgSodium 1327mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 11gSugar 45gProtein 58g

The information contained herein is subject to change.

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