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Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers

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.

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25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® 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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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