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Air-Fried Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This warm, cheesy-creamy appetizer is guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering. The air fryer makes quick work of cooking petite peppers to a beautifully tender, roasted-like texture. We parcook them whole, with just a lengthwise slit cut into them; then the softened peppers are opened up and stuffed with a cheesy mixture made from Neufchatel, cheddar, garlic, and fresh herbs. A finishing turn in the air fryer ensures the filling is irresistibly gooey and the peppers are cooked to perfection.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Sweet mini baby bell pepper(s)

16 item(s)

Neufchâtel cheese

3 oz, softened

Reduced-fat cheddar cheese

cup(s), shredded

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, finely chopped

Dill

2 tsp, chopped

Kosher salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), grated

Instructions

  1. Arrange the peppers on a cutting board so that they rest flat. Cut a lengthwise slit down the top of each pepper, from the stem to the tip. Coat the peppers with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 350°F. Arrange the peppers in the air fryer basket (it’s ok if they’re not in a single layer). Air-fry at 350°F for 5 minutes; shake basket to redistribute the peppers and air-fry for 3 more minutes. Place the peppers on a cutting board or work surface; cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the cheeses, yogurt, parsley, dill, salt, pepper, and garlic. Stuff about 2 tsp of the filling into each pepper. Arrange the peppers in the air-fryer basket in a single layer (it’s ok if they’re crowded). Air-fry at 350°F until the peppers are tender and the filling is lightly browned on top, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serving size: 2 stuffed peppers