A while back, I had made something quite similar to this on a whim (really) and when I had the opportunity to class them up a bit, I totally did! I love these stuffed peppers for a holiday party because they are so reminiscent of the old fashioned Christmas lights to me! I think these truly reflect the feel of Christmas and will surely bring some holiday cheer to your appetizer spread.
I love how the dill adds a pop of green and reminds me of pine needles (only more delicious and not so floral) and the roasted red pepper reminds me of red confetti and red Christmas lights just sprinkled around in this cheesy filling!
I like to add a bit of Sriracha sauce to this mix, just to jazz up the flavors a bit. Feel free to add a dab of your favorite hot sauce to this mix.
It might be a little hard to find sweet peppers in the winter time, try looking at specialty food stores because they might carry them. If, however, you are not able to find them, make this cheese mix and serve with a veggie platter! Yum city!
Try out these yummy peppers any time of the year but especially for the holidays. If you would like a FREE shopping list and prep list for this and other holiday appetizer recipes, sign up for my holiday appetizer help and you can have two less things to worry about this holiday season!
Happy eating everyone!
Additional Appetizer Recipes:
- 1 pound sweet peppers
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 each roasted pepper small chopped and strained
- 1/4 cup manzanilla olives chopped
- 1/4 cup dill chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha or preferred hot sauce
Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Add stuffing mix-in’s, folding with a spatula.
Place stuffing into a baggie and cut one corner.
Slice peppers in half and fill with cream cheese mixture.