January 18, 2011

Stuffed Mini Peppers

I first saw Giada's version on Food Network a couple weeks ago and my KIDS asked me to make them!  I thought I'd better do it then, most kids don't ask you to make something like that!  My kids love all kinds of different foods, some even I don't care for!

I changed the recipe to my liking since we don't eat pork or peas, it calls for pancetta or bacon and peas which I replaced with spinach and turkey bacon, feel free to use what you like!

Stuffed Mini Peppers
3oz, or 6 slices bacon (turkey bacon or regular) chopped
3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup chopped spinach
24ct  2-3" long sweet baby peppers

Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.

add 1tsp butter to pan(if using turkey bacon) and cook bacon until crisp

add ricotta, parmesan, chopped spinach to bowl and mix (salt & pepper to taste)

add drained, cooled bacon to mixture

 set mix aside and wash and cut peppers (kinda daunting task but great reward when cooked)
Cut 1/2inch from stem and clean out seeds 
use a small spoon and lightly stuff each pepper to rim with mixture 
use leftover stuffing to top off peppers 
 Bake at 350 10-15minutes or just until barely soft and filling is hot, I like my peppers with a bit of a crunch so I pulled them out a little early.
 Let cool just a bit.  Arrange on plate and EAT

 My kids loved these and so did my husband!  I will for sure make them again!


Ambrosia said...

Those look AMAZING!!!! I'll have to add this to my menu for next week for sure! Thanks for stopping by Fabulously Domestic!

Casey Martinez said...

yum!!! What a great and tasty idea! I will have to try this!

Life with the Lebedas said...

You are awesome!! Those look great! :D Can you make me a batch of low fat and mail them to me :D

Val said...

All I can say is these look amazing!!! I will be making these soon!!! = )))

Ember said...

I hope you all try them! They really were pretty easy and OH SO TASTY! =)