Bell Pepper Poppers

Bell Pepper Poppers
Source: The Diabetes Cookbook/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.
Summary

For a little more heat in these poppers, increase the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to your liking.

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This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    12 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 poppers
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

12 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 poppers
  • Amount per serving Calories 40

  • Total Fat 1.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol less than 5mg
  • Sodium 125mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 85mg
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • mini sweet peppers
    12
  • turkey bacon (diced)
    2 slice
  • onion(s) (diced)
    1/2 cup
  • cream cheese (fat-free, room temperature)
    4 oz
  • soft goat cheese (room temperature)
    2 oz
  • red pepper flakes (crushed)
    1/4 tsp
  • whole wheat bread (toasted)
    1 slice
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
    1 tbsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Slice each pepper in half lengthwise then scoop out any seeds and membrane.

  3. Add bacon to a non-stick sauté pan with cooking spray over medium heat and cook until crisp. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.

  4. Add onions to the pan used to cook the bacon and add more cooking spray if needed. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally until clear. Set aside to cool.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and goat cheese. Add the bacon, onions and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.

  6. Grind toasted bread in a food processor with the garlic and parmesan cheese. Set aside in a small bowl.

  7. Spoon the cheese mixture into each pepper half (1 Tsp. of mixture per popper), and then press the cheese side of the popper into the whole wheat breadcrumb mixture. Lay on the prepared baking sheet breadcrumb side up and spray each on lightly with cooking spray.

  8. Bake the poppers for about 20 minutes or until the peppers have softened and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

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