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Sweet Pepper Pimento Cheese Poppers

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 48
Author: Aimee

Ingredients

  • For the Pimento Cheese:
  • 1 large pimento or sweet bell pepper halved
  • olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 pound sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Poppers:
  • 2 cups pimento cheese
  • 24 tricolor sweet mini peppers halved lengthwise and seeded
  • Freshly ground pepper optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place the pepper halves on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast until the skin is blistered, about 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the peels, chop, and place in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Shred the cheese and place in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise, red onion, garlic, black pepper, and peppers. Fold the mixture until the pimentos are mixed throughout the cheese and the mayonnaise has binded with the cheese.
  • Stuff each pepper half with about 2 teaspoons of pimento cheese mixture. Sprinkle with black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serves: 24