stuffed peppers with mozzarella on plate

Peppadew Poppers

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    The easiest appetizer that’s savory and a little bit sweet. Made with 4 ingredients, it only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious appetizer that all your friends and family will be “popping” into their mouths! The perfect bite-sized snack that’s stuffed with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.


    These peppadew poppers are bite-sized bliss. They are super easy to whip up and make a great appetizer to serve or bring along with you to your next gathering. They’re one of those no fuss appetizers you’ll want to make time and time again. And hey, it’s almost New Year’s Eve, so maybe instead of popping bottles, we can pop some peppadew peppers straight into our mouths! 

    Peppadew peppers are my favorite because of their sweetness. They’re completely different from the roasted red peppers you’re used to seeing jarred. These little guys pack a sweet punch that compliments the creaminess of the mozzarella balls perfectly. When we top these stuffed peppers with a few pieces of fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction, it’s like heaven in every bite.

    Need a quick and easy appetizer to bring to NYE? I’ve got you covered.

    prepped peppers and motz balls on cutting board

    Ingredients in Peppadew Poppers

    Peppadew Peppers: Typically found in the jarred aisle of the grocery store near the pickles or if your store has a create your own salad section you can usually find them there! If all else fails, you can always grab them on Amazon.

    Mini Mozzarella Balls: Mini mozzarella balls stuffed into the peppers make a flavorful combination.

    Balsamic Drizzle: Finish off the appetizer with a drizzle of balsamic for perfection in every bite.

    Basil: A few sprigs of fresh basil spruce up this recipe.

    motz balls stuffed in peppers on white plate

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Plate or serving tray
    • Cutting board and knife
    zoom in of peppers stuffed with motz and drizzled

    How to Make Peppadew Poppers

    Step One: Remove peppers from the jar and place on a cutting board. Cut mozzarella balls in half and stuff half into each pepper. 

    Step Two: Chop fresh basil into thin strips and sprinkle on and around each stuffed peppadew pepper.

    Step Three: Finish off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze/reduction across the tray or plate.

    stuffed peppers with mozzarella on plate

    Peppadew Poppers

    The easiest appetizer that’s savory and a little bit sweet. Made with 4 ingredients, it only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious appetizer that all your friends and family will be “popping” into their mouths! The perfect bite-sized snack that’s stuffed with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 10 min

    Cuisine: Italian, American |

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients:


    Directions:

    1. Remove peppers from the jar and place on a cutting board. 
    2. Cut mozzarella balls in half and stuff halves into each pepper. 
    3. Chop fresh basil into thin strips and sprinkle on and around each stuffed peppadew pepper.
    4. Finish off with a drizzle of balsamic reduction/glaze across the tray or plate.
    5. Serve with mini toothpicks for easier pickup! Enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. If you can’t find peppadew peppers, look for a similar sized round pepper, sweet cherry peppers are a good alternative. They tend to be bigger, so don’t cut the mozzarella balls in half.
    2. You’ll find that not all the peppadews will be uniform in size, so if there are smaller ones, cut the mozzarella balls down to fit into them easily.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 5 poppers

    Serves 6


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 74
    Total Fat 4g
      Saturated Fat 2g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 13mg
    Sodium 68mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5g
      Dietary Fiber 0g
      Sugars 5g
    Protein 5g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Peppadew Poppers


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: Italian, American

    Keywords: Appetizer, Simple Recipe, Quick Recipe


    Ratings and reviews (3)

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    Kaybee Lives
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Peppadew's are one of my favorite snacky treats and this takes them to a whole new deliciousness! Cheese makes everything better! Thanks for the great NYE recipe for Peppadew Poppers!

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    Adventure Awaits us at Home 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    These are a great alternative to tomatoes and mozzarella. I’ll add this to my list for our next party. Thanks!

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    Christine 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    They look amazing! I will serve them the next time I prepare a Charcuterie board. Thanks for the inspiration.

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