This easy mini sweet peppers are stuffed with a delicious cream cheese mixture and topped with smoked salmon for a perfect appetizer for game day or finger foods for any party! Perfect whether on a keto diet or low carb diet with Just 2 total carbs per serving!
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
Looking for a ready in 5 minute healthy keto snack or tasty appetizer with simple ingredients?
When it comes to entertaining I am all about easy recipes and these tasty peppers are a delicious appetizer to serve to the even non low carb friends and family in your life.
These Low Carb Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mini Bell Peppers are no bake, ready in quick time, perfect as keto appetizers for the Super Bowl game night or simply having a batch on hand in the fridge for snacking.
How to Make Keto Stuffed Mini Pepper Recipe
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Mini red bell peppers or yellow and orange
Cream cheese (or cream cheese with chives)
Pro Tip: Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature as it will be easier to fill your raw mini peppers.
Ripe avocado, mashed
Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove the stalk and de-seed.
Add ½ tablespoon cream cheese to pepper halves, followed by avocado and top with smoked salmon and black pepper.
To Serve: Optional - squeeze fresh lemon juice over each filled pepper.
Variations for Keto Stuffed Peppers
Kind of peppers
You can use any kinds of peppers you like. You can swap sweet bell mini peppers with jalapeno peppers for a spicy but easy appetizer. You can also vary the size of your peppers and choose something like Romano peppers that are sweet like Bell peppers.
There are so many kinds of cheese you could include in filling these stuffed mini peppers. You could add other shredded cheeses over the top if cooking the stuffed peppers, like using shredded mozzarella.
Cooked Stuffed Peppers versus Raw Mini Peppers
If you're not a fan of raw mini peppers, simply cook them first for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees F to soften, then add some optional fillings.
Cooked ground beef mixed with taco seasoning and cream cheese, top with cheddar cheese then place back in the oven to melt cheese for about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle some chopped green onions and enjoy! You could also throw them in the air fryer to soften the raw peppers before adding filling ingredients.
I'd drizzle a little olive oil inside the peppers, cook for about 8-10 minutes in the air fryer then add ground meat, cream cheese and some kind of gooey cheese you prefer.
Italian sausage is also a delicious option. You could also add some cauliflower rice to the ground meat mixture to make it more hearty.
Prepare your stuffed peppers recipe on a lined baking sheet pan then cover with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container in fridge for 1 day.
You can definitely make these a day ahead of time, but If you want to keep them nice and crisp, just prep the mini peppers and do not add cream cheese filling.
I do not recommend freezing raw mini peppers with cream cheese mixture. Any cooked stuffed peppers would be fine to freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
More Low Carb Appetizer Recipes
More Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipes
Cheesy Sweet Pepper Poppers (Like Jalapeno poppers but sweet, not spicy)
Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
Low Carb Keto Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Snacking Peppers
- 5 mini peppers
- 5 tablespoons cream cheese (or cream cheese with chives)
- 3 tablespoons avocado mashed
- 40 grams smoked salmon or about 1.5 ounces
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove the stalk and de-seed.
- Add ½ tablespoon cream cheese to each half, followed by avocado and top with smoked salmon and black pepper.
- To Serve: Optional - squeeze fresh lemon juice over each filled pepper.
- Storage: Fridge for 1 day.