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Cream Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

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Cream Cheese Stuffed  Mini Peppers with Sausage are an easy, impressive appetizer! Perfect for game day noshing or entertaining at home. 

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! This stuffed peppers recipe is both simple to make and delicious!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage on a square plate with a bowl of mini peppers

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage

The focus on entertaining 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!

Unbaked Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage on a baking sheet

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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!
  • If you have some homemade refrigerator pickles in the fridge, they’re nice for a briny contrast to richer appetizers.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage on a round white plate with a red handled fork

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage

Mini peppers stuffed with spicy Italian sausage, cheddar and cream cheese makes for a delicious starter for any meal!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Yield 15


  • 1 pound fresh Tribelli peppers (sweet mini peppers)
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, cooked, crumbled, drained well 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


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.


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 Information:



Serving Size:

2 stuffed peppers

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
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46 comments on “Cream Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers”

  1. These are the very best.  Thank you for such a tasty appetizer that all of my family and friends love.  Another good one is large colored peppers stuffed with cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and cheese. Baked for about 20 minutes.  Nice low calorie dinner. 

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