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Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Filled with corn, salsa, green onions, mozzarella cheese and bacon, these grilled pepper halves are sure to liven up your next cookout. They have a wonderful taste and give a fun twist to the usual corn on the cob. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Additional salsa, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the corn, salsa and onions. Spoon into pepper halves. Place each stuffed pepper half on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18x12 in.). Fold foil around peppers and seal tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat until peppers are crisp-tender, 25-30 minutes. Carefully open packets to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Return to the grill until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Serve with additional salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper half: 130 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Jay
    Nov 24, 2020

    Easy to make, used canned corn. Next time I'll use larger peppers, less scallions, add mushrooms and more cheese to mix in the filling as well as on top.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 4, 2019

    Great simple grilled peppers. They have great flavor and are a twist on the classic stuffed pepper.

  • imjoyful2
    Jul 31, 2013

    Only change I made was to add black beans & cilatro!

  • HeatherBresslaw
    Dec 5, 2012

    My family loved this recipe! Grandma, sister, dad, brother, mom, hubby! I am making it again for Christmas dinner, it will look so pretty with green and red peppers!

  • HalleyJaye9
    May 18, 2012

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  • Cowden
    Sep 5, 2009

    Would I be able to cook these in the oven?

  • jjbata
    Jul 13, 2009

    I shared this with my high school girl friends on a weekend retreat to the lake. It was a big hit. One suggestion - if you can use sweet corn in season - it will amaze your taste buds.

  • erinandvictor
    Feb 19, 2009

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