Spicy Stuffed Sweet Peppers

I just love family dinners. So. Much.

Since I have 3 younger sisters (21, 18, 14) we all have crazy schedules and never can seem to get everyone together…especially since two of them have boyfriends. Oooo… πŸ˜‰

So, it just so happened that we were ALL available for a Sunday lunch. WOAH. Never happens and I am so glad it did. It makes me so happy!

Lookie at all of us!

  • Mom & Dad
  • Myself & husband
  • Katie & her boyfriend
  • Margaret & her boyfriend
  • Eliza (& she doesn’t need a boyfriend yet…ya hear me, girl! ;-))


So my dad found these sweet peppers at the grocery store and we were determined to come up with a delicious appetizer for our lunch. Ta da! πŸ™‚


We grilled them up along with some greek marinated chicken and had some fresh caprese salad. Mmm! πŸ™‚



Yay for family dinners! Do you and your family have family dinners?


Spicy Stuffed Sweet Peppers


  • 3 tablespoons plain 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons skim milk
  • 7 slices of Monterrey jack cheese
  • 30-40 sweet peppers (they are small, size of a large jalapeΓ±o and aren’t spicy like bell peppers)


  1. In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, milk and cheese. Blend until smooth.
  2. Scoop the filling into a plastic bag with a small hole cut into it or a pastry bag with a tip.
  3. Cut the tops off of all of the peppers.
  4. Fill the peppers with the filling.
  5. Grill until slightly charred on the outside and the filling is melted.
  6. Serve immediately.


  1. I’m grilling green chilis on the grill right now! This looks like a great recipe and I’ve been wanting to try something with the small sweet peppers other than just dipping and eating. Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to repost this on a veggie & fruit co-op website I participate in and follow. Ü

  2. i love peppers, cheese + grilled veggies, so i’m sold! we aim to do a family dinner once a week, since my husband + i, his parents, both of his siblings + their spouses all live within 15 minutes of each other. my parents are in Boston + my brother is is India, so i sometimes get a little jealous that *my side* of the family doesn’t have more family dinners, but c’est la vie!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic family meal – we really treasure our family dinners, especially since it seems as if it’s the only time every one is disconnected from all the electronics and we have real face-to-face conversations. Good food is a definitely plus for memorable family dinners!

    1. I’m embarrassed to say that the chicken was nothing fancy. It was the Perdue Ready to Cook Marinated Lemon Herb Chicken. πŸ™‚ Short cut! But, I love marinading chicken in an herb-y balsamic vinaigrette. Mmmm! πŸ™‚

  4. I made these tonight with a few alterations and they were AMAZING! We used a different cheese and baked them instead of grilling (because we were out of gas for the grill). So good! Thanks!

    1. I’m so glad you liked them Amanda! πŸ™‚ And I’m glad to know (for future reference) that they are good baked! πŸ™‚

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