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30 Best Mini Pepper Recipes With Big Flavor

Vibrant, tasty, and just plain adorable, these mini pepper recipes will add fun flavor to any meal.

They may be small in size, but they pack quite a punch!

Grilled Sweet Mini Peppers with Cheese and Herbs
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Sweet mini peppers are crunchy, bright, and much sweeter than bell peppers. And no matter how you cook them, they’re pretty addictive.

Heck, you can even munch on them raw! That’s how awesome these little dudes are.

For today’s round-up, I’m featuring 30 different mini pepper recipes that’ll make you swoon.

From stuffed and wrapped to pickled and roasted, these recipes with sweet mini peppers will absolutely make your day. 

Easy Roasted Mini Sweet Peppers and More!

1. Roasted Mini Sweet Peppers

Our first recipe highlights sweet mini peppers in all their glory. 

Coated with nothing but olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan, this dish is proof you don’t need to do much to make this simple ingredient taste amazing.

Roasted to perfection, the peppers get a nice char on the surface, giving them an extra smokey flavor.

This dish makes for a fantastic side or appetizer. Or, slice them up and throw them in a salad.

2. Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers

This appetizer is so good, you’ll want to make them every day. 

The babies are baked and stuffed with bacon, green onions, and two kinds of cheese! 

Try this once, and you’ll be hooked.

3. Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

One thing you’ll notice on this list is that stuffing mini peppers is a super popular way to serve them.

With that in mind, expect quite a few recipes going forward!

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This time, the peppers are filled with cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, and green onions.

So, they’re like jalapeño poppers but feature sweet mini peppers instead.

When you take a bite, the rich filling will ooze out into your mouth like a heavenly lava of flavors. 

4. Cream Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Stuffed with cream cheese, Parmesan, mushrooms, garlic, and walnuts, these mini peppers are full of flavor.

They’re also loaded with fun colors and terrific texture.

The walnuts bring a buttery crunch, along with plenty of nutty goodness. It pairs so well with the creamy filling.

Serve these at a party, and I guarantee they’ll be the first to disappear.

5. Mini Bell Pepper Nachos with Avocado Cream

What’s the best thing about using hollowed-out pepper halves to replace nachos? More scooping power!

These nachos are packed to the brim with ground beef, mushrooms, and cheese – the works.

Like any plate of nachos should be, this appetizer is also topped with sour cream, avocados, red onions, and cilantro. 

6. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers

These pepper poppers aren’t only stuffed, they’re wrapped too. Talk about next-level, huh?

You’ll stuff the colorful peppers with crumbled feta, then hug them all in strips of bacon before baking them to perfection.

They’re tasty, cheesy, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly!

Pro-tip: use thin slices of bacon; otherwise, they’ll take longer to cook.

7. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mini Peppers

These stuffed mini peppers are a must-try if you own an Air Fryer.

Filled with buffalo chicken, Ranch, cream cheese, and cheddar, they’re like your favorite dip and pepper strips in a handy little package.

But that’s not all. They’re also topped with more cheese, Ranch, and green onions.

They’re literally overflowing with flavor and so hearty, you could serve them for dinner.

8. Grilled Mini Peppers with Spiced Walnut and Lentil Crumble

Let’s veer off course from the cheese-stuffed peppers for a while and say hi to a more wholesome recipe.

These mini peppers are filled with a glorious spiced walnut and lentil crumble.

Featuring lentils, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, and tons of spices, this mixture is bursting with flavor. 

9. Quick Pickled Sweet Mini Bell Peppers

If you’ve never had pickled peppers before, you’re in for a treat.

Crunchy, sweet, and tangy, these peppers are the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches and charcuterie boards.

And did you know pickling vegetables is a breeze? All you’ll need is a few pantry ingredients such as vinegar, salt, sugar, and a jar!

10. Marinated Mini Sweet Peppers

Want an easy recipe that’s ideal on salads, in subs, and as a side to grilled meats? Try these incredible marinated mini sweet peppers.

I love that they’re grilled beforehand. It gives them a boost of flavor before you even add the extras.

And boy, oh boy, those extras are something!

Made using vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, garlic, parsley, and dill, this marinade is a magnificent mix of sweet, salty, and sour.

Pro-tip: the longer the peppers marinate, the more they absorb the flavors. So, leave them for as long as you can!

11. Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mini Peppers

Scrumptious spinach artichoke dip stuffed in mini peppers? It’s just as addictive as it sounds.

Loaded with Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and Parmesan, this appetizer is extremely rich and creamy. 

A sprinkling of breadcrumbs goes on top, creating a crunchy crust you’ll love. But feel free to leave it off if you need these to be gluten-free.

12. Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

These stuffed peppers aren’t just colorful and flavorful. They’re also incredibly hearty as well!

Filled to the brim with quinoa, kale, and turkey, these peppers are loaded with nutrition.

They’re also spiced with garlic, salsa, chili powder, and cumin for a beautiful punch of flavor.

These peppers are super scrumptious. Make them even more so by topping them with Parmesan cheese.

13. Roasted Mini Pepper Salad

This salad is overflowing with roasted peppers, feta, and herbs. Then, a sweet balsamic glaze ties it all together.

And did you notice? No leafy greens in sight! This is definitely my kind of salad.

The contrasting flavors between the sweet peppers, salty feta, and tart dressing make this such a satisfying salad.

It also doesn’t hurt that it’s super colorful.

14. Feta Stuffed Mini Peppers

Filled with feta, ricotta, and tons of herbs and spices, you can choose to grill or roast these sweet mini peppers.

FYI: they’ll be glorious either way!

With their sweet, salty, and creamy combination, these babies are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

The best part? They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. So go ahead and grab that 4th or 5th piece without the guilt!

15. Low-Carb, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are filled with well-seasoned ground beef and gooey mozzarella cheese.

It’s like eating a tiny cheeseburger enclosed in sweet, roasted peppers!

The fact that this appetizer is low-carb and keto-friendly is just a nice surprise.

But you won’t feel like you’re on a diet when eating these burger-like peppers. They’re too decadent for that.

16. Crab Stuffed Peppers

If you’re looking for something fancier than peppers stuffed with cheese, this recipe has your name on it.

Filled with a mixture of crabmeat, mayo, cream cheese, spices, and seasonings, these baked peppers are beyond heavenly.

They’re sweet and meaty, rich and creamy, and absolutely phenomenal.

This appetizer is so good I can eat a whole batch on my own. Seriously!

17. Baby Bell Peppers Salad with Roasted Garlic

This salad features only three main ingredients: cherry tomatoes, garlic, and sweet peppers.

Yet somehow, it tastes like a hundred different things joined forces to make one unforgettable dish.

If you’re looking for a recipe that will showcase vegetables in all their glory, this is it. 

18. Marinated Cabbage and Sweet Pepper Slaw

Level up classic slaw with this simple recipe!

Here, the mix of cabbage, mini-peppers, celery, and onions are marinated for at least eight hours to absorb as much flavor as possible.

Between the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and spices, it’s tangy, sweet, and wonderfully fresh.

19. Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Mini Peppers

Are you ready for a flavor explosion? Good, because you’ll stuff these peppers with cream cheese, Ranch, sun-dried tomatoes, and bacon.

That’s a lot of fantastic flavors right there!

These golden nuggets are undeniably delicious. They’re creamy and savory with a hint of sweetness from the peppers and tomatoes.

20. Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

This sheet pan meal features Italian sausage and mini peppers, and it’s pretty sensational.

Adding more flavor to the dish are olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper.

You’ll love how the balsamic creates a lovely glaze around the peppers once they bake.

This dish requires just a handful of ingredients and is ready for the dinner table in just under an hour.

It’s definitely a must-add to your weekly meal rotation.

21. Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Bacon, goat cheese, and mini-peppers combine to make this bombshell of an appetizer.

If you’re looking to impress guests at your next get-together, this is the recipe to beat.

The combination of sweet peppers, creamy goat cheese, and salty bacon here is pure gold.

There’s no clashing or overpowering of flavors. Instead, all the components work hand in hand to produce a masterpiece.

22. Pizza Mini Peppers

Stuffed with sweet marinara and stringy mozzarella, these mini-peppers taste just like pizza.

It’s one helluva delicious appetizer that’s also keto-friendly.

How is that possible, you ask? All it takes is some sugar-free sauce and part-skim mozzarella, and voila.

23. Sweet Pepper Tomato Cucumber Salad

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! And that’s coming from me, a person who’s not a big fan of salads.

It’s a vibrant plate of sweet mini-peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed in a refreshing lemon vinaigrette.

As simple as it may sound, this salad is fully-loaded with a wonderful mix of salty, savory, and sweet flavors.

The contrasting textures make it so fun, too!

24. Zesty Mini Bell Pepper Salad

Here’s another salad your whole family will love!

Filled with multi-colored peppers, sweet onions, and dill, it’s wonderfully fresh and colorful. 

The dressing blends vinegar, olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper.

It’s straightforward, but it does a fantastic job at enhancing the vegetables’ flavors and tying them all together.

25. Spicy Baby Tomato & Sweet Pepper Chutney

If you’re interested in making something exotic, you can’t go wrong with chutney.

This Indian preserve has a sweet, sour, and spicy flavor that’ll tickle your taste buds in all the right ways.

Use this tomato and pepper chutney as a condiment for meat, cheese, and curries. Or, just grab a spoon and dig in!

26. Vine Sweet Mini Peppers Sabzi

Here’s another Indian dish you’ll want on your dinner table every single night! 

Sautéed sweet mini-peppers with a yummy spice mix of chili, peanuts, and coconut powder is just what your daily meals have been missing.

This Indian vegetable stir-fry is perfect with roti or rice.

27. Southwestern Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

These bite-sized peppers are stuffed with spiced cream cheese and cheddar and sprinkled with Panko breadcrumbs.

It’s a straightforward appetizer that’s sure to hit the spot.

It’s creamy on the inside and super crunchy on the outside! And the taco seasoning gives the cheese filling the perfect amount of heat.

Serve these as a side on your next taco Tuesday, and people might forget all about the tacos.

28. Grilled Stuffed Peppers With Creamy Artichoke Dip

Grilled peppers stuffed with artichoke dip? Who could say no to that?

Let’s talk about the filling for a moment because it’s not just your average artichoke dip.

A mix of cream cheese, Monterey Jack, sour cream, and jalapeños, the filling itself is so good it deserves a standing ovation.

Together with the peppers, they make an appetizer so good it’ll be gone in seconds.

29. Mini Sweet Pepper and Orange Cranberry Muffins

Nope, that’s not a typo. There is such a thing as mini pepper muffins, and they’re insanely good.

Didn’t I say mini-peppers are versatile? 🙂

These orange muffins are studded not just with diced peppers but dried cranberries, as well.

Together they give a wonderfully sweet and tart flavor.

30. Hummus Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are stuffed with hummus and garnished with parsley. Need I say more?

They’re not grilled, baked, or roasted. So they’re perfect for hot summer days – or when you need a last-minute appetizer.

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Vibrant, tasty, and just plain adorable, these mini pepper recipes will add fun flavor to any meal. They may be small in size, but they pack quite a punch!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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