Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers
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Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Sweet baby peppers stuffed and grilled, a family friendly way to serve poppers, won’t leave anyone’s mouth in flames.

25 min
35 min


6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend cut into quarters

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

16 mini sweet bell peppers (any color), cut in half lengthwise, seeded, stems intact

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 4 Cheese Italian Blend quarters into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese; pulse until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Transfer mixture to bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons basil, olives, garlic and lemon zest until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pepper half.

  5. STEP 5

    Place peppers directly onto grill. Grill 8-12 minutes or until peppers are softened and mixture is heated through and lightly browned.

  6. STEP 6

    Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons basil. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


2.5Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
2Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  July 11, 2013

This was a hit at my July 4th BBQ, everyone loved them! They took a little long to stuff, but I made them first thing in the morning, refrigerated them and then grilled around 4pm and it worked out great. I grilled them for 8 minutes just as recipe states and I didn't add olives because I hate olives, but that was the only thing I changed. Definitely worth the effort!!!

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