Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers

Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers

Cheese stuffed banana peppers. Bacon wrapped peppers are stuffed with cheddar and cream cheeses are the perfect appetizers for picnics, the big game and parties.


These stuffed peppers are amazing. If you’ve never been a pepper fan, please reconsider. I am not a huge pepper lover. But these things are delicious. They will make perfect party appetizers.


  • 6 large banana peppers
  • 1 cup 4 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 thick cut bacon slices


  • Cut tops off banana peppers. Slit peppers in half lengthwise being careful not to slit through both sides. Remove seeds.
  • Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Stuff peppers with cheese mixture. Wrap with bacon slice. Secure with a toothpick. Place on a rack with broiler pan. Broil for 4-5 minutes per side until golden and oozing.

Banana peppers are in season so stock up at your local produce stand or farmers market. Look for large banana peppers, 6-7″ in length. They will be much easier to stuff.

These were fantastic - easy and scrumptious. Thank you!

- Miami Food Network -

Banana peppers are excellent stuffing peppers. They’re just big enough to hold whatever stuffing you’re in the mood for. The pepper walls aren’t very thick, yet they offer a bit of sweet crunch when eaten raw, and soften up nicely during the cooking process.


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