3.5 26

Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4

Robert Perkins and John Lancaster, the wine directors at San Francisco's Boulevard restaurant, love making this snack at backyard barbecues using all types of medium-sized peppers: As the peppers blister, the cheese mixture tucked inside turns warm and gooey.

slideshow  More Gooey, Cheesy Recipes

KEY: Summer, Pairing of the Day, Grilling/Barbecuing, Barbecue/Cookout, Father's Day, Game Day, American, Appetizers/starters, Fast, Make Ahead, Staff Favorites, Vegetarian

Related Video

More Videos
How to Freeze Fresh Herbs Into Flavor Nuggets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Anaheim or Cubanelle peppers
  • 4 baby bell peppers
  • 4 small poblano chiles
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for rubbing

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, blend the ricotta with the cream cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Light a grill or heat a grill pan. Using a small, sharp knife, remove the stems from the peppers and reserve. Cut around inside the peppers to detach the membranes and remove the seeds. Using a butter knife, fill the peppers with the cheese mixture and reattach the tops. Rub the peppers with olive oil.
  3. Grill the peppers over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until blistered all over and the cheese filling is piping hot, about 7 minutes. Transfer the peppers to plates and serve.

Make Ahead

The cheese-filled peppers can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before grilling.

Suggested Pairing

An excellent partner to the dish is a crisp Pinot Blanc or Pinot Bianco.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published April 2009

Related Video

More Videos
How to Freeze Fresh Herbs Into Flavor Nuggets




477349 recipes/cheese-stuffed-grilled-peppers 2013-12-06 John Lancaster, Robert Perkins summer|pairing-of-the-day|grilling-barbecuing|barbecue-cookout|fathers-day|game-day|american|appetizers-starters|4|fast|make-ahead|staff-favorite|vegetarian april-2009,cheese poppers,cheese-stuffed peppers,grilled peppers,cheese appetizer,vegetarian appetizer,Robert Perkins,John Lancaster,Boulevard restaurant,barbecue snacks recipes,cheese-stuffed-grilled-peppers 477349
Close