These Cheesy Low Carb Keto Sweet Pepper Poppers are a perfect finger food dish for a party or football game watching! Just 7 ingredients and 1 net carb per pepper!
Playing on the Jalapeno poppers idea and making a more kid friendly type recipe this creation was a score with my hubby and 2 out of 3 kiddies. The youngest two loved the cheesy stuffing and ate the peppers without any complaints. The oldest, picky teen, tried one bite and gave that face, you know it right? The face of, "I tried it cause you asked me, but I won't like it". Yep. That face. Oh well, can't win them all and the rest of the family said they were great!
My family loves finger foods, do yours? Mostly on the weekends we enjoy light dinners and more picky finger foods. Often the children would prefer Homemade chicken nuggets and homemade fries but since they are cheese lovers as I am, I hoped to would win them over with these and get them to eat some peppers!
The hubby and I will enjoy them again and I will certainly be making them for whenever we have guests over for a get together. The recipe makes about 40 halves so perfect for parties.
The only real work is slicing and cleaning the peppers. After that just combine the cheeses and stuff and bake!! Done and YUM!
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This recipe was first published in October of 2013 and updated with a video in Jan 2018.
Low Carb Cheesy Sweet Pepper Poppers
- 1 pound sweet peppers mini, halved
- 8 ounces Gouda cheese smoked, grated
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
- ¼ cup onion grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a bowl mix all ingredients together.
- Fill each pepper halve with cheese mixture.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
Is this also considered gluten-free? Thank you!!
Yes gluten free.
What other cheese beside Gouda? Would Parmesan or Asiago work?
This was so easy and so delicious for a snack, next time I want to try for a different mix of cheeses
Have you ever assembled these the day before and baked them the next day?
Yep, works perfectly.
Awesome!! Thank you! I just made them .... they are delicious!!!!!
Wow, these sweet pepper poppers look amazing! I have a few friends coming over this weekend, so I'll give this recipe a try. Thanks!
So I'm a gastric bypass bariatric patient and I'm modified these poppers so I could eat them and I'm trying to get my sugar lowered so I'm doing the diet which is full of protein less carbs which I'm not supposed to have and less sugar but the poppers are great how many for the 65 calories can you eat
do you think some of these can be frozen for use at a later date since it makes so many?
I think it would be ok as long as you keep them contained well.
How are these when reheated or eaten cold? I'd like to make these as a quick lunch alternative, but often cannot find time to warm anything up.
I've eaten them cold and love them either way.
Your recipe sound great. My daughter's recipe has only 3 ingredient: Peppers, then mix cream cheese and pesto to taste. So simple and delicious. Since pesto can be so strong, , mix less pesto than cream cheese. Then put a dollop in the pepper and put under the broiler and keep an eye on them.
This recipe is awesome! I use mini peppers all the time. I love to make nachos out of them instead of using chips too. I also just love to eat them plain since they are so tasty.
Thank you I love this recipe too!
Made these as part of your Sugar Detox program (week 1) and want to say what a big hit they are. I loved them and so did my husband. Can't wait to take a party and 'show off'!
YEAH!! So happy you and hubby enjoyed them!
I do this with a buffalo chicken dip inside the little peppers. YUM! These look great!!