3.21.2013

Herbed Cheese and Turkey Bacon Stuffed Peppers

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I had planned to put together and post the recipe for the delicious egg, bacon, and spinach bake I made for St. Patrick's Day brunch with our neighbors. Unfortunately, I've been sort of out of commission the past 24-36 hours due to a mean cold. So, instead, here's a recipe I've been sitting on for a while. :)


I whipped up these herbed cheese and turkey bacon stuffed peppers on Saturday afternoon after a long run. I wanted to stuff my face with something that felt like only my mom or a restaurant could make. It only took about 5-10 minutes to prep total, with about 15-20 minutes of bacon frying/pepper baking in there.



Herbed Cheese and Turkey Bacon Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 5 sticks Turkey Bacon
  • 8 Sweet Red Peppers
  • 1/4 cup Herbed Feta Cheese (If you can't find this, you can just toss the Feta with Italian Herbs)
  • 1/3 cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Mixed Shredded Cheese, for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Fry turkey bacon. I sprayed the pan first with Pam and then fried them for 8 minutes on the first side, 3-5 on the other, and then let them sit on a paper towel to dry and crisp.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Break turkey bacon into tiny pieces (think Bacon Bits!), then combine with feta and cottage cheese and mix well.
  4. Slice a side off of the red peppers (just enough to open it up and make the inside visible, like you're carving out a little boat). Stuff mixture into the pepper. 
  5. Arrange peppers in a pan and bake for 10 minutes. Then, turn the temperature up to broil and broil for just a minute or two, until the top layer of cheese is as melty as you want (and perhaps a bit burned, if you like that)!

Notes:

  • Feel free to substitute regular, good-old piggy bacon for the turkey bacon. If you can, opt for uncured. 
  • Another tasty substitution might be subbing goat cheese for feta cheese!
  • Use any kind of pepper you want! Red, green, yellow, orange... whatever you like!

Enjoy!


GRATEFULNESS:
Dear Self,
Thanks for taking so many freaking pictures of every darn thing you create that, even on a sick day when you don't have the energy to edit more recent pictures and type up a recipe, you still have something fairly post-ready. Some people might think you're crazy for being so snap-happy. I think you're pretty awesome. :)
Love,
Yourself  

1 comment:

  1. I hope you're on the mend. This looks like a terrific appetizer recipe too, doesn't it?

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