Mini Stuffed Peppers
- 20 minutes Prep | 8 minutes Cooking
- 10-12 Servings
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Wash and dry the peppers, then slice each one in half and remove the seeds.
3. Place peppers on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, cool.
4. Combine beans, corn, rice, mayonnaise, salt and Mexican seasoning in a large bowl. Spoon the bean mixture into each pepper and set on a plate. Top with shredded cheese and cilantro, serve immediately.
Stuffed peppers are the ultimate fun and festive dish. Satisfying, veggie-packed, and full of earthy and spicy flavors, stuffed peppers pack a colorful, flavorful punch using simple pantry staples. You’ve likely enjoyed them as an entrée, but they’re delicious in bite-sized form, too. Mini peppers transform the classic stuffed pepper recipe into a stunning, crowd-pleasing appetizer or a versatile side dish. The greatest thing about this stuffed peppers recipe is how adaptable it is. Chances are, whatever ingredients you have on hand will taste delicious in these mini stuffed peppers. Substitute farro or quinoa for the brown rice, throw in some tomatoes or onions, or add a squeeze of fresh lime juice or a dollop of your favorite salsa to the filling. Making dinner for meat lovers? Substitute ground beef or shredded chicken for the beans. Serving sensitive palates? Dial down the spiciness by opting for a mild Mexican seasoning and cheddar cheese.
Duke’s Mayonnaise plays an important part in this mini stuffed peppers recipe: it helps the Mexican seasoning bind evenly to the earthy beans, sweet corn, and hearty rice. Duke’s also adds a hint of lemony tang to the stuffed pepper filling – add a squeeze of fresh lime juice if you want the citrusy flavor to shine through in this recipe.
These stuffed mini peppers only take 30 minutes to make, so they’re perfect for preparing for a big crowd or as a weeknight dinner side. Kids particularly love this finger food twist on classic stuffed peppers. Other delicious foods to pair with these mini stuffed peppers when entertaining include Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Aioli, Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs, and Smoked Salmon Canapés.