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Hot Pepper Pleasers Recipe

Hot Pepper Pleasers Recipe

Here's a real crowd-pleaser! The banana peppers pack a subtle punch, and the pepperoni adds spice. Have knives, forks and napkins ready so folks can eat them up neatly. —Darius Kovacina, Acme, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 banana peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; open and lay flat. Remove seeds if desired. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and egg until blended. Stir in the cheddar, mozzarella, onion and pepperoni. Spoon into peppers.
  • 2. Place in two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans and drizzle with oil. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 112 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.