3 Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers


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Here’s an easy 3 Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers – perfect for football parties or anytime you need a quick appetizer or side dish!

3 ingredient stuffed banana peppers

At the end of the growing season, I often have banana peppers by the basket full that I need to find something to do with. Since time is hard to come by, I need to find quick and easy ways to get through all the garden produce. And here is one of our favorite ways to eat those peppers.

You can bake them in the oven, or even grill them outdoors on the grill using a handy dandy pepper holder.

last garden harvest bowls of end of season vegetables

3 Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers

And these easy three ingredient stuffed banana peppers are just want the football fan ordered. Quick, easy, and delicious – with a bit of heat that makes them a fabulous treat! They disappear in a hurry. Here’s how easy it is to make them.

Let’s make these 3 ingredient stuffed banana peppers

3 Ingredient Banana Peppers

First, prepare the banana peppers by cutting off one end and removing seeds. You can remove as many or as few of the seeds as you like. More seeds mean the peppers will be spicer. If your peppers are spicy, mine often are at the end of the summer, you’ll want to use gloves to do this step, making sure not to touch your face! Otherwise, you could end up with a nasty pepper burn in your eyes or on your lips.

brown a pound of ground pork over medium heat. You can use plain ground pork, or you can use anytime of spiced sausage. Drain off any grease after it’s cooked fully.

3 Ingredient Banana Peppers Chop 8 ounces cream cheese into cubes and melt them in the pork.

3 Ingredient Banana Peppers The cream cheese melts really nicely and looks like this. Now youโ€™re ready to stuff the banana peppers. I have found that a skinny drink stirring spoon is very useful for stuffing these skinny peppers. Add a little bit of the pork/cream cheese mixture and then push down so you can add more. I also stuff small sweet peppers as well in an attempt to get my kids to eat something a little bit healthier than just chips and crackers.

3 Ingredient Banana Peppers Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. That’s it!

Here’s your printable recipe for these super easy stuffed banana peppers.

Yield: 15-20 stuffed peppers

3 Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes 15 seconds
Total Time 35 minutes 15 seconds


  • 15 - 20 small banana peppers
  • 1 pound grond pork
  • 8 ounces cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare banana peppers by cutting off the stem and removing seeds. Wear gloves to do this!

Brown ground pork over medium heat. Drain fat if there is any.

Add cream cheese and melt.

Fill banana peppers with pork / cream cheese mixture using a skinny spoon to push the mix down to the bottom of the pepper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is not always correct.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. Yummy! I don’t think we have banana peppers, but I’m sure that bell will work!