Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Peppers
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Banana peppers are stuffed with cheese, wrapped in strips of bacon and then roasted in the oven, to create a rich and addictive appetizer or snack.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 7 or 8 banana peppers (Hungarian wax, Anaheim, or even jalapenos also will work)
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese (jack, gouda, and other cheeses will work also)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 bacon strips
  1. Preheat oven to 425F and place oven rack in middle of oven.
  2. Prepare baking pan by lining with foil and then place baking rack on top of foil lined pan.
  3. Cut off stems of peppers, slice lengthwise into halves, and remove seeds.
  4. Place pepper halves on rack with cavities facing up.
  5. Combine cheese, cream cheese and garlic powder in a small bowl and mix until relatively smooth.
  6. Divide and spoon cheese mixture evenly in all of the pepper cavities.
  7. Place bacon strips on a large cutting board and cut each bacon strip lengthwise into 3 skinny strips.
  8. Wrap each skinny bacon strip evenly around each stuffed pepper half.
  9. Roast cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped peppers for approx.15 minutes, until bacon is crisp and cheese is browned on top. Watch them carefully in last few minutes to make sure they don't burn.
  10. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe by GINGER WROOT at