Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

I got a membership to Costco. This is going to be the death of me. Holy crap!! I originally got it so I could buy stuff in bulk for our wedding but it’s already paid for itself as I found my flower girl’s dress there for $20! It was great. I saw this package of mini sweet peppers for $3 and I was like, well I don’t know what I’m going to make but I figured I would pick them up as they were cheap and looked good. I then got invited to a Christmas party where I needed to bring some stuff. I had made some jalapeno peppers which I had stuffed and wrapped with bacon. They were about the same size, so my brain started turning. What would work well with a sweet pepper? Here is what I came up with.

stuffed pepper recipe
1 pack of mini sweet peppers (I used the pack I found at Costco)
1 1/2 cups garlic bread crumbs
1/3 cup roasted raspberry chipotle sauce
12oz cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp italian seasoning
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used colby cheddar
1 lb bacon
toothpicks

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put everything except the bacon and the peppers into a food processor (I love my ninja!) and blend it until it’s almost dough-like (if it’s runnier, it’s probably because the cream cheese was super soft. It’s still okay).

Cut the top off the pepper, then clean out the inside. Using a small spoon, stuff the inside with the mixture you just created. Cut off enough of a slice of bacon to stretch over the top, then secure it with a toothpick. Set it into your pan. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Roast in the oven approximately 40 minutes. The bacon should be done. If you like a little char on your peppers leave them in a bit longer. They should be soft and edible. I promise they will be delicious. We had some chipotle ranch dressing we dipped them in, but honestly they didn’t really need it.