Stuffed Mini Peppers with Cream Cheese and Chives


These little bites are perfect for a party or as a starter for a dinner party. They are easy to make and can be made ahead of time. The combination of cream cheese, chives and peppers is a classic flavour combination that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 punnet of mini peppers (250g)
  • 4 tablespoons of cream cheese (60g)
  • 1 tablespoon of chives, finely chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  3. Mix the cream cheese with the chives.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the peppers.
  5. Place the peppers on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the peppers are cooked and the cheese is golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

You could add some grated cheese to the mixture for a cheesy flavour. You could also add some bacon or ham if you wanted to add some extra protein. If you wanted to make this dish vegetarian, you could use a vegan cream cheese.

What other food it works well with

These peppers would go well with a salad or some crusty bread.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is not removing the seeds from the peppers. This can make the peppers very spicy. Another mistake is not cooking the peppers long enough. You want the peppers to be cooked, but you don’t want them to be too soft.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Allergens: Dairy, Sulphites


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