Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
These goat cheese stuffed mini peppers are paired with balsamic glaze, honey, and thyme. Roasting them in the oven makes them soft, warm, and really brings out the sweetness in the peppers. They’re such an easy, delicious, vegetarian party appetizer idea that your guests will love!
If you LOVE roasted peppers as much as I do, you are going to adore this bite-sized appetizer version! They’re such a great finger food and really easy to make – all you need are 6 simple ingredients.
In this recipe, mini sweet bell peppers are sliced in half, stuffed with goat cheese, then oven-roasted until they’re warm and tender. Roasting the mini peppers brings out so much of their flavour and natural sweetness – it totally changes how they taste compared to their raw counterparts!
As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that these goat cheese stuffed mini peppers pack in a bunch of nutrition benefits, too! I go into more details below if interested.
I’ve also included tips for making this recipe in advance (always helpful if you’re planning to serve these at a dinner party) and what to do if you have any leftover. I hope you enjoy them!
Want more appetizer ideas? Check out my roundup of easy appetizer recipes for more inspiration!
All you need to make this stuffed mini peppers recipe are 6 simple ingredients:
- mini sweet bell peppers – these are easily found at many grocery stores! They’re often sold in a 1-pound bag in the veggie cooler.
- goat cheese – I used a plain, unflavoured variety.
- balsamic glaze – I’ve linked my go-to brand!
- fresh thyme – you could also use dried thyme, but fresh thyme makes for a more visually appealing appetizer!
- black pepper
Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!
Step-by-step: how to make goat cheese stuffed peppers
Making these stuffed mini peppers is super easy!
All you need to do is give your mini peppers a good wash and pat them dry. Then, slice each pepper in half lengthwise using a sharp paring knife or chef’s knife.
Remove the seeds and any white fleshy bits using your hands or the knife.
Using a regular knife, evenly spread goat cheese into each pepper half. Feel free to use as much or as little goat cheese as you want – they can be stuffed to the brim, or filled with just a small scoop of cheese. This recipe is just a guide 🙂
When all the peppers are filled, spread them in a baking dish or sheet in a single layer.
Pop them in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the peppers are lightly browned/charred and soft.
Remove the roasted mini peppers from the oven and transfer to a serving platter.
Drizzle them with balsamic glaze and honey, then finish with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm + enjoy!
How to make these in advance
Want to make these ahead of time? Here are my recommendations for doing so:
- Prep the mini peppers as detailed – cleaning, cutting, and removing the seeds!
- Then, stuff them with goat cheese as instructed as well.
- Place these in an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
- Before serving, you can roast them in the oven and finish with a drizzle of honey, balsamic glaze, and the fresh thyme.
- Serve them warm for your guests 🙂
Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
I like enjoying the leftovers cold, but you could reheat them in the oven if preferred.
Either eat them as is (they make a yummy snack), or you could slice them up and add to a salad, grain bowl, or sandwich!
Bell pepper nutrition benefits
Did you know that bell peppers are one of the best sources of vitamin C? One bell pepper provides 180% of your daily vitamin C needs – that’s way more than an orange (which provides about 115% of your needs)!
In addition to vitamin C, bell peppers are also a source of:
- dietary fiber
- vitamin B6
- vitamin K
- vitamin E
- vitamin A
Thanks to their vibrant red and orange colours, bell peppers are rich in carotenoids, which are plant pigments that have antioxidant properties.
Goat cheese nutrition benefits
A one-ounce serving of goat cheese provides 6 grams of complete protein and 8 grams of fat. This addition of protein and fat helps to make this appetizer more satisfying and filling, thanks to their ability to help stabilize blood sugar and slow digestion!
Goat cheese is also a good source of micronutrients, like:
- calcium and phosphorous (important for bone health)
- vitamin A
More easy appetizer recipes:
- Savoury Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
- Pear & Brie Cheese Salad Skewers
- Mediterranean Flatbread
- Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bagel Bites
- Herbed Cottage Cheese Dip
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Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers (Easy Appetizer!)
- 1 pound mini sweet bell peppers (12 peppers)
- 10 ounce goat cheese
- Balsamic glaze, to drizzle
- Honey, to drizzle
- 2 Tbsp fresh thyme (or dried, but fresh is prettier!)
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Wash and dry mini peppers. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and any fleshy white bits.
- Spread a couple scoops of goat cheese into each pepper half.NOTE: Feel free to use as much or as little goat cheese as you want – they can be stuffed to the brim, or filled with just a small scoop of cheese. This recipe is just a guide 🙂
- When all the peppers are filled, spread them in a baking dish or sheet in a single layer. Pop them in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the peppers are lightly browned/charred and soft.
- Remove the roasted mini peppers from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze and honey, then finish with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm + enjoy!
- Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- I like enjoying the leftovers cold, but you could reheat them in the oven if preferred.
- Either eat them as is (they make a yummy snack), or you could slice them up and add to a salad, grain bowl, or sandwich!
- Prep the peppers and stuff with goat cheese as instructed.
- Place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge until needed.
- Before serving, roast them in the oven and finish with the toppings as directed. Serve immediately!
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6 Comments on “Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers”
This was amazing!!! I prepped it on Friday & popped into the oven Saturday afternoon to feed some out-of-town guests who were arriving for my daughter’s birthday party Saturday night. They devoured the whole plateful in a flash! I ended up making a hew 2nd batch for the party. So easy & flavourful! Another winning recipe (I love, love, love your Roasted Squash & Pear soup too). Thank you for easy fantastic recipes!
Thank you so much for the kind comment, Rosette!! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this one and that it was a hit at your daughter’s birthday party!! Love that you made a second batch!! So glad you love that squash soup too – I appreciate the kind words. Looking forward to hearing what you try next 🙂
Carrie, this appetizer is such a keeper!
So many of people commented on how refreshing of an appetizer idea it was. The platter of peppers I brought with me was gone in 20 minutes!
Prepping the mini peppers took a minute, but after that the stuffed peppers were so easy to assemble. The balsamic glaze is a delicious touch. Will 100% makes these again!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Liane! I’m so happy to hear that these were a hit at your party!! Wishing you a very happy new year 🙂
I did not see link to find balsamic glaze. Looking forward to trying this. For a birthday party on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Hi Verla! Let me know if this link for the balsamic glaze works ([eafl id="13462" name="balsamic glaze" text="HERE"]). It’s from my go-to brand, Nonna Pia, but you are welcome to purchase any one at your local grocery store!
I hope you enjoy these at your party 🙂