Delicious Stuffed Banana Peppers


Spicy meets sweet and creamy in these stuffed banana peppers. Makes a great snack or an appetizer for a party. Great for large groups as you can easily control the amount of spiciness. This is one of my favorites!

close up view of two Stuffed Banana Peppers wrapped with bacon no a white plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 stuffed peppers


  • toothpicks

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 10 banana peppers

  • 10 slices peppered bacon, or to taste


  1. Soak toothpicks in water for 15 minutes.

  2. Combine cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl. Mix well.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Cut a slit lengthwise through each pepper without slicing it in half. Cut another slit about 1/4 inch from the stem across the previous slit, forming a 'T'. Remove seeds, as desired, using a paring knife.

  5. Fill each pepper with the cream cheese stuffing mixture using a small spoon. Wrap each pepper with a slice of raw bacon. Slide 1 toothpick through the center of each pepper to hold onto the bacon and keep pepper closed.

  6. Grill stuffed peppers for 15 minutes. Turn and cook until bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Hungarian peppers are an excellent alternative to banana peppers if you like a little more heat and spice.

Grilling is an excellent option for these tasty peppers, but keep a bottle of water handy to put out little fires from dripping bacon. You can also bake these on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

The cream cheese filling can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
20g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 29mg 144%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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