Snack of Simplicity

It is pepper season, and last week we received a beautiful bunch of banana peppers from our CSA. Since my husband is a relatively new discoverer of the joys of peppers, we hadn’t had these colorful veggies in the house before. I had very limited experience with them, only knowing them pickled on sandwiches, pizza and salads. Since I am not a big fan of any pickled food (except ginger—I love ginger in any form), I had never particularly enjoyed banana peppers. But, I knew there had to be other uses for them that don’t involve soaking them in vinegar. After a quick bit of research, I saw that they are just as versatile as many other peppers! I hunted through the fridge to see what components we could use to turn them into a tasty snack to eat while catching up on some Next Food Network Star and stumbled across a container of creamy farmer’s cheese. I grabbed some basil leaves from the garden and, tahdah! Shortly, we were chowing down (and thoroughly enjoying) some stuffed banana peppers.

Creamy Stuffed Banana Peppers

Ingredients:

Ingredients

Just 3 ingredients!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cut a long, narrow triangle out of the length of each pepper to form an opening and set triangles aside.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and ribs from each pepper and place into baking dish.

    Peppers

    Waiting to be filled!

  4. Finely chop the triangles you cut from the top of the peppers and the basil.
  5. Mix chopped pepper and basil with the farmer’s cheese.
  6. Spoon cheese mixture into peppers.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until peppers are tender.

    Oozy Goodness

    Oozy goodness. (I almost dropped the baking dish, so some of the cheese ran out, but they were delicious nonetheless!)

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