An Easter Appetizer: Herbed Cream Cheese Mini Pepper "Carrots
As Spring approaches and Easter is quickly arriving, it's time to get creative with your appetizers! If you're looking for something easy, healthy, and fun to make this season, then look no further than these herbed cream cheese stuffed mini peppers. Not only are they absolutely delicious, but they're also the perfect way to get the party started!
This recipe is full of flavors that really compliment each other. The sweetness of the mini peppers combines with the creaminess of the cream cheese and the savory herbs for a truly perfect flavor combination. Plus, there's no cooking required—all you need to do is mix up your ingredients and stuff them into your peppers.
Gather Ingredients and Tools
Gather your ingredients and tools for this Easter herbed cream cheese stuffed mini peppers recipe and get ready to start prepping! You will need:
1 package of mini sweet peppers, halved and de-seeded
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp dry parsley
juice from half a lemon
Splash of heavy cream
Once you have all your ingredients and tools together, you are ready to get started. This dish is perfect for an easy Easter appetizer that everyone in your family can enjoy. The combination of creamy sweetness from the cream cheese and the bright flavors from the fresh herbs give each bite a burst of flavor that is sure to put smiles on everyone’s face! So let’s get started.
Preparing the Herbed Cream Cheese
The foundation of the herbed cream cheese filling is, obviously, cream cheese! And it's important to get the right type - a plain, unflavored cream cheese. Next, you'll need to mix in some herbs.
Once your ingredients are prepped and measured out, it's time to combine them into a creamy, light mixture. Make sure the cream cheese is room temperature or it will be tricky to thoroughly combine everything into a smooth consistency. You can use a food processor to make your life a little easier!
Stuffed Mini Peppers Assembly
Time to stuff the mini peppers and get ready for your delicious Easter appetizer! To make each one, here's a few easy steps to follow:
Make a lengthwise slit in each pepper
Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and inner ribs
In a small bowl, mix together herbed cream cheese, parsley, dill, heavy cream, and lemon juice
Fill a piping bag with the cheese mixture.
Carefully pipe the herbed cream cheese into the peppers
Garnish with dill fronds to look like a carrot stem!
And that's it--your herbed cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are ready! These little bites make the perfect appetizer for springtime gatherings or any special occasion!