Stuffed & Grilled Mini Bell Peppers

Mini Bell Peppers - Stuffed & Grilled

For the past month or so I’ve been enjoying mini bell peppers in my salads and stir fries.  Is it just me or are they crunchier and tastier than regular bell peppers?  They sure are more colorful!

You know the old saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?”  It’s been a reality around here the last week or so. We’ve had temps reaching over 100 for the past two weeks.  Summer arrived with a roar.  So, I’ve been conjuring up new recipes to cook on the grill.

Here in South Carolina, we have to deal with the heat and the humidity.  It’s like being in a sauna!  Humid heat feels much hotter than dry heat.  It does a number on my hair, too.  Curly hair frizzes and straight hair gets flat and limp.

Here’s how it works:  When the humidity is high, the cooling evaporation of sweat from the skin is decreased.  As a result, we feel much hotter than the actual temperature. If the humidity is low, we feel much cooler than the actual temperature because our sweat evaporates easily, cooling us off.  That’s our meteorology lesson for the day. 🙂

Getting back to the peppers, I usually use Jalapeños when I’m preparing stuffed peppers, but I wanted to do something with those delicious minis so I came up with stuffed & grilled mini bell peppers.  They’re perfect for a party or when you’re having guests who don’t like spicy foods.  

Ingredients - Stuffed & Grilled Mini Bell Peppers

Stuffed & Grilled Mini Bell Peppers


  • 8 mini bell peppers
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, chopped onions and chopped cilantro.
  2. Halve bell peppers lengthwise and discard seeds.
  3. Divide cheese mixture evenly among pepper halves.
  4. Place peppers on grill rack coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  5. Grill 6-7 minutes or until peppers are lightly charred.

These stuffed & grilled mini bell peppers are simple to make, but they pack a big punch of flavor. They’re good as an appetizer or a side dish for grilled chicken or steak. If you don’t like cilantro, leave it out or add a different herb.  You could even stuff these with pimento and cheese.

Grilled & Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers


Helpful Hint:  Coat grill rack with cooking spray BEFORE turning on the grill.  Spray a paper towel with cooking spray and rub on the grill rack.

My family is crazy about these stuffed peppers.  I always have to double the recipe when the kids are all here.  I laughed when my future son-in-law asked if he was supposed to eat the stems.  I said, “Not unless you need the extra roughage.”


Here’s a close-up!

Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Be sure and try my mini stuffed peppers.  What’s your favorite food to cook on the grill?


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Alli’s passions are writing, storytelling and throwing a mean party (that’s a good thing). She’s learned plenty of party planning tricks along the way and loves to share her menus, recipes and helpful hints for extraordinary events!All of Alli’s parties have to be fun, frugal and fabulous! The décor is always simple, yet stunning. The food is scrumptious and satisfying. Stick around and she’ll show you how to take her ideas and make them your own.

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  1. Lisa Cooper says

    We have been enjoying these for a while! We use Garden Vegetable crream cheese and then wrap a half of a piece of bacon around the pepper. Who can’t resist bacon? Yum!

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