CHEESY BACON STUFFED PEPPERS, everything about this delicious appetizer is addicting! Perfect for the holidays! Top these little pepper bites with a dab of pepper jelly and I guarantee you’ll be in a heaven!
Happy MONDAY! We are officially like 2 weeks out from Christmas! Wanna know how I know?
Because my sweet son tells me everyday to update the Christmas Countdown sign I have hanging in the kitchen. “Mommy did you change it? We need to change it? How many days now? Is it Christmas?”
It is seriously the cutest thing ever! This is the first year that he’s gotten pretty into Christmas.
He’s even asking more questions about Santa. Last year we finally told him that Santa existed and then got him a present from Santa that he loved! Instantly, he believed! The present was a Ford 150 Power Wheels and he still uses it to this day. It’s actually a hit with all the kids in our Cul de Sac.
But this year, as I’m thinking through the presents and stuff. I realized, Santa got to give all the good toys last year and that I need to change that up this year. I want some of the credit and the excitement too. I mean, I AM doing all the work! I also realized that I needed to wrap the presents differently because Santa has “different” wrapping paper than mommy does. 🙂
Soooo many things to think about.
On a side note, is it ok that we are lying to our children about a big red man bringing them presents? I feel kinda bad! I love how excited he gets. But if I’m directly asked “is Santa real?” I can’t lie to him. But then telling him the truth and seeing the disappointment in his eyes. Ohhh… that’s gonna be hard.
I just had some friends whose kids found out about Santa this year and they were sad… so now I’m all like. Well… do I want to do Santa.
To which the answer is yes! Just like I want to do the tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny … it’s fun!
Let’s just hope we don’t mess our kids up by lying to them! Although, I’m not messed up and my parents did the same thing. Ok, I need to stop thinking about it so much. Rant over.
Let’s focus on this ridiculously addicting appetizer. Shall we?
Ya’ll. I’ve made some pretty good appetizers in my life time. And last week, they were pretty stinking good. But this one was MY favorite!
It may have something to do with the fact that it’s stuffed with bacon and cream cheese. (insert wide eyed emoji) What more could you ask for? And honestly I could have left them with just the filling and be done. But I decided to put them under the broiler for a bit to warm them up and brown the cheese, while still leaving the “crunch” in the peppers. Then I topped it with a dab of Pepper Jelly for a little bit of spice. And Muahhh!!!! Perfection!
I seriously could not get enough of these peppers. I actually preferred these over the Asian Meatballs. Which is saying something because everyone LOVED the Meatballs!
These Stuffed Peppers only need five ingredients and come together in minutes. There is so much flavor packed into these little gems you’ll be in shock! I cannot wait for you to try them this holiday season!
Bon Appetit friends!
- 1 lb. bag of mini sweet bell peppers, each pepper halved and seeds removed
- 8 oz. goat cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 strips of smoked bacon, diced
- pepper jelly for garnish
- Preheat broiler to HIGH.
- Heat a medium saute pan to medium high heat. Add bacon to the pan. Saute until crispy, about 4-6 minutes. Place bacon on a paper towel lined plate and let bacon cool and grease drain.
- In a small bowl add goat cheese, chives, garlic power, and cooked bacon. Using a spoon, stir until all the ingredients are combined.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the filling to each pepper half and place on baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet in oven under the broiler for 5-7 minutes, until cheese is slightly browned.
- Top with pepper jelly.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!