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!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 stuffed peppers
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak toothpicks in water for 15 minutes.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

223 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 59.4mg; sodium 406.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
LOVED THESE!!!!! I was skeptical that there wasn't going to be enough flavor in the filling but I was wrong...it was delicious! I baked mine at 400 degrees maybe 20-25 mins until the bacon was done. Great use of banana peppers from the garden. I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
LOVED THESE!!!!! I was skeptical that there wasn't going to be enough flavor in the filling but I was wrong...it was delicious! I baked mine at 400 degrees maybe 20-25 mins until the bacon was done. Great use of banana peppers from the garden. I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2020
Wow! These are so good I can’t wait to grow more banana peppers so I can make more. Actually I will put peppers on the grocery list. They were fairly easy to make. And of course you can’t go wrong if it’s wrapped in bacon Read More
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