Cream Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Tribelli Mini Peppers

Cream Cheese Stuffed Tribelli Mini Peppers with Sausage are an easy, impressive appetizer! Perfect for game day noshing or entertaining at home. This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage

I used to go all out when entertaining at home. But I’ve grown wiser over the years. A stress-free hostess is a happy hostess!

The focus should be on getting dear friends and family together, not setting the perfect table and serving a 12 course meal.  Though I still aim to serve excellent food, I’d rather be a relaxed hostess than a crazy woman trapped in the kitchen! These super easy, cream cheese stuffed mini peppers with sausage are a cinch to prepare and will be the hit of any gathering!

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Every year, I host my book club, dinner club and have a 4th of July neighborhood party. Plus there are those family holiday gatherings as well as having friends over for coffee, food demos, and of course, dinner. I’ve learned a few tricks for easy entertaining.

  • Be interactive in the kitchen. That’s where everyone gathers, so why not have your guests lend a hand.
  • Set your table the day before. No need for fine china and crystal. My everyday white plates show off colorful foods like these gorgeous stuffed peppers beautifully!
  • Supplement your menu with dinner rolls from the bakery, chunks of cheese and crackers from the grocery store, and never refuse when one of your guests asks to bring a dish!

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage

Serves 15     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12-14 minutes
Total Time 10 mins


Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Divine Flavor Tribelli peppers (sweet mini peppers)
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, cooked, crumbled, drained of fat
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove ribs and seeds. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make the filling by mixing the sausage, cream cheese, cheddar and Parmesan together until well combined. Taste filling and add salt and/or pepper if needed.

Fill the peppers with the sausage mixture. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Serve warm.

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Recipe Notes

If any of the pepper halves won't sit upright on the baking sheet, remove thin slices of pepper from their bottoms to make them stable.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 stuffed peppers
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 193kcal Calories from fat 153
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Comments

  1. These little peppers are stuffed with cheese heaven! I love them!

  2. These stuffed peppers look so inviting!

  3. I bet these are very addictive!

  4. An appy that’s right up my alley! Love me some stuffed ‘penos and I still haven’t played with the mini colored peppers… Gotta get on that soon:@)

  5. Very attractive peepers . Feeling everything beautiful & neat.

  6. What a neat idea, love the idea of sausage, and particularly Italian sausage. Different flavor profile than you usually find with cheese-stuffed peppers! A nice change — thanks.

  7. My husband would go nuts for these Liz! So pretty and colorful and I bet they are tasty too.

  8. Hi Liz, these mini peppers are perfect for entertaining, love the color and the fact that these can be made ahead of time. Pinned!

  9. I always eye those little peppers in the store with the intention of creating a perfectly compact bite of deliciousness – just like this! Gorgeous. GREG

  10. My dad would love these! He’s all about stuffed peppers!

  11. These peppers look wonderful, Liz. I love it that they are not breaded, why add the extra calories? I know exactly what you mean about going overboard hosting, I planned and prepared a sit-down dinner for about 10 (JT’s birthday) and I was literally in the kitchen for 14 hours. I was so exhausted at night that I hardly enjoyed the gathering. Now, I do things in stages, preparing days before so I’m not too tired to enjoy the festivities. We also have hired a lovely woman to help with receiving, making sure the plates are full and cleanup, I feel like a guest at my own party! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for these gorgeous peppers in April when we return to Arizona! 🙂

  12. These colorful peppers are so festive! I bet they didn’t last long once guests arrived.

  13. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Those little peppers are so awesome to have on hand – we go through 1 to 2 bags every single week!

  14. Yum what a great appetizer and so colorful too! Actually anything with cream cheese I’m a sucker for.

  15. Put a plate of these in front of me and they would disappear in about 10 minutes. And they are so pretty!

  16. This is a perfect appetizer recipe, Liz! Excellent combination of palatable ingredient which make this dish a must try! 😉

  17. My family eats peppers like they are going out of style! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  18. I love stuffed sweet peppers. Such a great app!

  19. This looks amazing!! I rarely buy peppers because I always forget about them at the back of my fridge. I need to start it up again!

  20. I have stuffed mini peppers before, but never with sausage!! YUM! What a fantastic idea. Perfect for football party season!!

  21. Liz, I’m with you – the hostess deserves to be happy too! And I know the guests would be happy with these gorgeous little bites! Wish I had a couple right this minute.

  22. Thumbs-up for these stuffed peppers, dear! Posted something similar before but mine are wrapped with bacons. Love the yummy treats!

  23. These are the perfect bites!

  24. I always have those peppers on hand – what a fun way to serve them up!

  25. These peppers look yummy. They would be perfect for serving at a party.

  26. I could keep popping those in my mouth over and over and over!

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