My family loves these. They can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. They can be stuffed with sliced Italian sausage, chunks of cheese, or other small savory treats.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, celery, and onion; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Combine stuffing mix, cream cheese, butter, and beaten egg in a large bowl; add hot water and mix well until incorporated. Let sit until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls.

  • Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Roll balls in bread crumbs; arrange them on a baking sheet. Flatten slightly into patties. Wrap patties in bacon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms are browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Flip and continue baking until crisp on top, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

If mixture looks dry in step 2, add more water. The mixture should be wet and sticky, but not runny. If it is runny, add more stuffing mix or bread crumbs.

I usually leave several balls unwrapped to cut down on the amount of bacon fat in the pan. All of the balls take on bacon flavor during cooking even if they aren't wrapped.

Cook these on the grill instead of baking if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 746 mg sodium. 31.2 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2016
Pretty tasty and fairly easy to make! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2018
I had to cook longer. Besides that it turned out alright. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2016
Pretty tasty and fairly easy to make! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2016
Pretty tasty and fairly easy to make! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2016
These were fun different and tasty! Since I made my own stuffing I just mixed the other ingredients into the hot stuffing and that worked out fine. Hubby enjoyed these. I would make these again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2018
I had to cook longer. Besides that it turned out alright. Read More