Stuffed Banana Peppers

July 01, 2013


Heat oven to 400°. Wash peppers. Cut top of each pepper (where stem is) partially off, then cut lengthwise down center of pepper to bottom tip. Gently open like a book and remove seeds and ribs. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Fill each pepper with cheese mixture. Coat a baking sheet with oil. Place peppers in pan and bake until browned, 8–10 minutes. Serve with garlic bread, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of O’Bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar: 427 12th St W, Bradenton; 941-896-8860;


  • 6 banana peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup five cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for greasing pan
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