Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

A flavorful cheese filling is spooned into miniature sweet peppers to make this colorful appetizer.

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Yields:
20 appetizers
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

Ingredients
10
red, yellow, and/or orange miniature sweet peppers (6 to 8 ounces total)
1
8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1
tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, crushed
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon milk
 
Milk (optional)
 
Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Halve each sweet pepper lengthwise. Remove the seeds; set peppers aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, the chopped or dried herb, lemon juice, and the 1 tablespoon milk. Stir in additional milk, if needed to reach piping consistency.
  3. Pipe or spoon cream cheese mixture into pepper halves. Sprinkle cream cheese mixture with lemon peel. If desired, garnish with oregano leaves.

From the Test Kitchen

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

(Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers)
    Per serving:
  • 32 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 9 mg chol.,
  • 46 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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