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Stuffed Hot Cherry Pepper Poppers

These Cherry Pepper Poppers are stuffed with a delicious herb & garlic cheese filling, then baked until bubbling and golden. This recipe is great finger food for parties and entertaining!


  •     1/3 lb Italian sausage
  •     4 oz cream cheese softened
  •     1/4 cup bread crumbs
  •     1/4 cup packed parmesan cheese
  •     2 tbsp minced scallion
  •     3 tbsp minced parsley
  •     1 tbsp minced garlic
  •     salt and pepper
  •     1 egg
  •     10 oz fresh hot cherry peppers (you can also use pickled cherry peppers in a jar)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Remove the meat from the sausage casing and crumble the sausage into the pan.
  3. Brown for about 5 minutes until cooked through and crispy. Let cool slightly, then chop into smaller pieces.
  4. In a large bowl mix to combine the sausage, cream cheese, bread crumbs, parmesan, scallion, parsley, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the egg.
  5. Halve the cherry peppers and remove the seeds and ribs with a melon baller.
  6. Stuff each cherry pepper with a scoop of the filling.
  7. Place on a sheet pan and roast for 20 minutes, until the peppers look softened and the filling is golden brown on top. Enjoy!
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