Easy cream cheese filled baby peppers

Today’s prompt for #BEDM is ‘Food, glorious, food!’ so it would be a crime for me not to write a recipe today. Admittedly, it’s a really easy recipe but it’s one that I really enjoy. I just love these gorgeous cream cheese filled baby peppers; they are great as a side dish, snack or even as finger food at a Summer BBQ! For stress-free entertaining,  make them in advance to be eaten cold.

Before I begin, just look at these beautiful baby peppers! How can anyone resist these beauties?

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Ingredients

  • Baby peppers (2 per person) – I buy Asda Snacking Peppers (£1.38)
  • Cream Cheese (Full fat or Light – which ever you prefer)
  • A little olive oil for roasting
  • Your choice of toppings: Black Pepper, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chopped chives, chopped red chilli…. whatever takes your fancy.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (Gas mark 4)
  2. Slice the peppers in half (as shown above) and remove all seeds and any white flesh.
  3. Place on a baking tray and lightly drizzle with olive oil
  4. Roast for 15-20 minutes until the peppers are soft and as well done as you like (I like them ‘just cooked’, hubby likes them almost incinerated 😆 )
  5. Leave to cool completely if you are eating them cold, or just cool enough to handle if you want to eat them hot.
  6. Fill with the cream cheese and them top with herbs or spices of your choice. I like freshly ground black pepper and a tiny pinch of salt. Hubby likes them fiery and enjoys chopped chilli or cayenne pepper. He also really likes smoked paprika (a wonderfully smokey heat rather than a fiery kick)

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Enjoy!

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