Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

bacon wrapped stuffed peppers

Bacon wrapped stuffed peppers are one of Reny’s favorite foods. And the hotter – the better she likes them. My hubby likes them too. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love something wrapped in bacon!

So we were talking over a small menu for a little get together we were planning and Reny wanted to make her stuffed pepper recipe. Now I know that I’m one of those few strange people who don’t really like hot foods (I can’t be the only one) but I didn’t want to miss out. I mean really – it’s bacon wrapped food! Anyway, while we were out shopping I saw these little sweet peppers in red, yellow, and orange. I thought they would look great stuffed and wrapped in bacon. AND more importantly, I could enjoy them too! So we got a bag of them along with the jalapeño peppers.

Of course the hot peppers were the first to go but we all enjoyed the sweet peppers. Even the kids tried them.

Making Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

We started by making the filling using cream cheese, cooked shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, cilantro, and salt & pepper.

bacon wrapped stuffed peppers filling

Next, we halved the peppers and cleaned out the seeds. Then we stuffed them with the filling.

stuffing peppers for bacon wrapped stuffed peppers

Now comes the best part – we wrapped them in bacon.

wrapping the bacon wrapped stuffed peppers

And bake them for 25 to 30 minutes at 400° F.

bacon wrapped stuffed peppers

The recipe for Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers
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Recipe type: Appetizer
 
These bacon wrapped stuffed peppers are made with sweet peppers as well as jalapeño peppers. The sweet peppers are red, yellow, and orange, adding a lot of color to an otherwise green plate.
Ingredients
  • 1 bag sweet bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 6 jalapeño peppers, halved and seeded
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 package center cut bacon, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. And prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, chicken, cheese, cilantro and salt & pepper.
  3. Fill pepper halves with filling and wrap with bacon strip. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake until bacon is cooked, about 25 to 30 minutes. If bacon is not crispy, broil for several minutes - watching carefully to prevent burning.

 

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