Another stuffed favorite of mine. Who the heck doesn’t love a good stuffed pepper? Not me that’s for sure. These are just bite sized greatness. Just like the saying, once you pop, YA just can’t STOP!!
1 bag Mini peppers
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup diced pepperoni
12 thinly sliced pancetta slices
1 teaspoon dry basil
1 teaspoon dry parsley
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Cut a slit down the middle of each pepper
Fill large pot with about 2 inches of water. Add peppers and steam covered for 10 mins .
Remove peppers and place into an “ice bath” just till cool enough to handle.
In a small bowl add shredded mozzarella and diced pepperoni. Add in spices and a little bit of salt and pepper. Mix and fill each pepper with about 1 tablespoon of filling.
Wrap each stuffed pepper with 1 piece of thinly sliced pancetta. Place each pepper on a wire rack topped cookie sheet.
Cook peppers at 375 for about 12 mins or till pancetta is crispy. Remove and add to a large serving platter and serve.
Cooking time: about 25 mins
Serves 6-8 peeps