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Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

Yield: 20 appetizers
Start to Finish 25 mins
Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers
  • 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 - 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, crushed
  •  Finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)
  • 1  tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  •  Milk (optional)
  •  Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

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 KitchenMake-Ahead Directions:
  • Prepare as directed. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts (Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers)
  • cal. (kcal) 32,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 46,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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