Okay, it goes without saying, I have a love affair with little sweet peppers. They are the most beautiful things to see growing, in a variety of bright colors, in the garden every year, that just sitting and looking at them at the end of a long day brings me happiness. Not to mention the anticipation of eating them in a wide variety of dishes. From straight out of the garden to stuffed pepper stew to cream cheese filled finger food at the yearly garden party. So, this too goes without saying, I am constantly looking for new recipes that incorporate this delicious and healthy veggie.
I came across this wonderful recipe while surfing the world wide web and just had to try it! With the garden overflowing with a bounty of these tiny gems, I was able to produce the most talked about finger food of the night! I highly recommend trying this h’orderve at your next get together. Your guests will be blown away. Here’s the recipe as delivered by Out of the Oven.
12 mini peppers – sweet, colorful delicious! (I added that part..lol)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbl. chopped green onions
1/3 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, opt. (I did not add this ingredient the second time! I prefer this dish without the sauce added)
8 Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
2 Tbl. unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry the mini peppers. Cut in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds (a small paring knife works great for this). I leave the stems on mine, but you can cut those off, if you prefer. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, chopped green onions, shredded cheese and Worcestershire sauce and stir until well combined. Fill each pepper with cream cheese mixture. Combine all of the thawed dinner rolls and roll out onto a lightly floured surface into roughly a 10”x6” rectangle. It doesn’t have to be exact, just make sure you have enough space to cut out 24 strips of dough. Using a pizza cutter, cut 24 thin strips of dough. You might have extra dough and that’s okay. Take a strip of dough and wrap it around the pepper, starting under the pepper and ending under the pepper. Pinch off any excess dough. Repeat with remaining peppers and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush the tops of peppers with half of the melted butter. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Broil at the end to brown the dough, but watch very carefully, so you don’t burn the peppers. Remove from oven and brush with remaining melted butter. Serve to your waiting guests! They will love you forever! This is one of the best mini pepper recipes I’ve ever tried so I really recommend you giving them a whirl. You will not be sorry and neither will your guests!