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I’ve got a whole group of people who have been waiting patiently for me to put this recipe up for about ten years now (okay, actually just a couple)…Well, IT’S TIME – I’m finally adding the Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sweet Peppers recipe!
These peppers are always a crowd favorite, & they disappear fast!
It’s no wonder why everyone loves these cheesy, bacon-y, rich & tasty stuffed sweet peppers. They’re the perfect appetizer or side dish, and they pair with just about everything!
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sweet Peppers packed with Cheese… and More Cheese
Altogether, these are so simple – but they’re seriously the best tasting side / appetizer & probably my favorite one in my recipe book.
There is something about the way the bacon cooks with the peppers and the cheese that makes them a carmelized flavor filled extravaganza.
It’s hard not to eat the whole dang pan – so when I say this serves 6 people…well I’m not going to guarantee that it’s going to be fairly distributed.
This recipe could be your family’s origin story for Snapped if you don’t divide them fairly. Just a disclaimer.
Are These Keto Friendly?
Without a doubt – yes! These are absolutely keto friendly & low carb.
But be advised that they are not low calorie, so if you’re counting cals, you might want to limit your intake on these.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sweet Peppers
- 1 Large Baking Sheet
- 1 Medium Glass Bowl
- Cutting Board(s)
- Toothpicks optional
- Parchment Paper optional
- 1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers 1 lb
- 1 block Cream Cheese 8 oz. – softened
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 pound Bacon
- Preheat your oven to 400℉.
- Cut the tops of your peppers off, and then slice them once lengthwise. De-seed them, and if you don't want the ribbing (or pith) in your peppers, cut or pull them out as well. Set the peppers aside.
- In your glass bowl, add your softened cream cheese. If it is not soft enough to mix, heat it in increments of 20-30 seconds until softened. CAUTION: The cheese will be hot, and it can pop if you heat it in the microwave.
- Add the shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder to the bowl with the cream cheese. Stir in, and mix well.
- Use a spoon to fill each of your pepper slices with the cheese mixture.
- Slice each of your bacon strips into 2 pieces. Wrap each of the peppers with a piece (half a slice) of bacon, starting with the top of the pepper by pressing the edge of the bacon into the cheese and wrapping it around the pepper. Don't overlap the bacon, let it wrap in a spiral shape downward.Optional: Secure the bacon to the pepper and cheese with a toothpick.
- Place your bacon wrapped peppers on your parchment lined (optional) baking sheet, leaving a little space between them.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes at 400℉ until the bacon has reached your desired crispness. Note: Mine usually take about 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let cool at least 3-5 minutes & enjoy!
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sweet Peppers – Important Recipe Notes:
Here’s the insider scoop on ingredients I use, and helpful tips on how to make this recipe turn out the best!
- I prefer the mini sweet peppers, BUT you can also use full size yellow, red, & orange peppers as well.
- You’ll just need to cut the peppers into about 1 inch wide strips. The cheese may be a little harder to spoon on, but it’s still a great option!
- I use whatever brand of cream cheese I have on hand – usually Aldi or Schnucks brand.
- Truth be told, I rarely remember to soften my cream cheese the *right* way. Therefore I almost always use the microwave method.
- I’ve always used the grated kind you buy at the store (again, whatever brand I have on hand).
- If you want to fresh grate your own parm cheese, more power to you!
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- I always use the finely shredded sharp cheddar from Aldi, and it works great to mix in with the other cheeses.
- I recommend using thin sliced bacon – that way it cooks a little faster without burning the cream cheese.
- If you like it a little more garlicy, add another little shake or two!
The Optional Stuff:
- You can add a touch of salt & pepper to your cheese mix if you’d like, but these are so flavorful as is that they really don’t need it!
- 9 times out of 10, this saves me from a greasy mess of a pan.
- Sometimes it happens anyway, but those 9 times without having to deal with bacon grease are nice!
- I used to use these every time to keep the bacon wrapped around the pepper But I’ve found it’s usually easier if you wrap them well and press the bacon into the cheese. The bacon still stays pretty well without – but that is up to you!
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Need another recipe? Check out another fan favorite – the copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza (Regular or Low Carb)!