Here’s an easy 3 Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers – perfect for football parties or anytime you need a quick appetizer or side dish!
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.
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
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.
Chop 8 ounces cream cheese into cubes and melt them in the pork.
The cream cheese melts really nicely and looks like this. Now you’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.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. That’s it!
Here’s your printable recipe for these super easy stuffed banana peppers.
- 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.
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.