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Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers

These cheese-stuffed mini peppers are grilled to melty and delicious perfection—sure to be a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


4 ounces Land O Lakes® Sharp White Cheddar Farmstyle Shreds 

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, divided

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


 Substitute 6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli Italian Blend, finely chopped.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine Cheddar cheese and cream cheese in bowl until well mixed. Stir in 2 tablespoons basil, olives, garlic and lemon zest.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

These stuffed mini peppers can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to grill and serve.

Nutrition (1 serving)

40 Calories
2.5 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
45 Sodium (mg)
3 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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