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Sweet mini peppers and pimento cheese are a match made in snacking heaven! Serve these Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers at your next party or picnic and watch them disappear!

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Sweet mini peppers and pimento cheese are a match made in snacking heaven! Serve these Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers at your next party or picnic and watch them disappear!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 stuffed peppers
Calories 48 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 8 oz coarsely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3-1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper, pimento peppers, or mini peppers
  • 1 large or two small jalapeño peppers (1/3-1/2 cup minced)
  • 3 tsp diced pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tsp vinegar from the pickled jalapeños jar
  • 1/4 cup quality mayo extra if desired
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika (regular, not smoked)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 15 sweet mini peppers plus extra as needed

Instructions

  1. Prep your veggies by removing the stem, veins, and seeds from your jalapeño pepper(s) and mincing. Finely dice red bell pepper or sweet mini pepper.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, combine cheddar cheese, diced peppers, pickled peppers, vinegar, mayo, garlic powder, paprika, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Pimento cheese mixture can be prepped in advance and refrigerated for 2-4 days. The flavors amplify the next day - YUM! If serving right away, allow mixture to sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes or until chilled.
  4. Slice the top off of each pepper and discard, or leave the top on for a handy dandy pepper handle.
  5. Slice each pepper lengthwise and stuff with pimento cheese. If you want to fancy it up, feel free to add some fresh chopped parsley or scallions as a tasty green garnish on top. Commence faceplant!

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes 25-30 mini pepper halves... though less if you keep eating them while you're making them. Uhhhh. not that I did that. Right. Let's just assume I didn't eat half before plating them.

This is a copycat of a zesty deli pimento cheese that stole my heart years ago. They used freshly chopped sweet red pepper in place of the pimentos with both fresh and pickled jalapeños to put a tasty spin on the classic. I fell in love and have been making it this way ever since! Feel free to use pimentos if preferred - anything goes!

Feel free to lighten things up by using half mayo - half plain greek yogurt! (2 TBSP of each)

Nutrition Facts are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.