Cheese-Stuffed Peppers

This great appetizer has been served in our house over and over again and keeps getting compliments and requests for the recipe. It is a great meze with ouzo or wine. Can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 8 long, green, mild peppers - tops, seeds, and stems carefully removed

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • dried oregano, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • ½ pound crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add peppers and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain and allow to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until slightly softened 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, ketchup, parsley, black pepper, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Allow to cool slightly. Mix in feta cheese and parsley.

  3. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  4. Fill blanched peppers with feta mixture and place on a baking sheet. Brush stuffed peppers with olive oil.

  5. Broil peppers under the preheated broiler, turning frequently, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
15g Fat
6g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 66mg 331%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* 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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