I love any yummy thing that you can just pick up and pop in your mouth. In fact, I think that appetizers and Tapas or Meze top my list of favorite foods. I love little bites that can be served to guests without fuss, muss or the need for utensils. This dish is a perfect little finger food with a blast of flavor that won’t soon be forgotten.
This is not a complicated recipe, but it does involve a little work. Stuffing tiny peppers is fairly labor-intensive and a bit messy, so definitely allow the filling to cool completely before attempting to stuff the peppers. I recommend the use of an iced-tea spoon or a piping bag for quick and simple results. (The back of the spoon is great for thinner peppers.)
When all was said and done, my oldest son and neighbor loved these. My middle (aged 9) thought they were a bit too much, but I’m sure he’ll love them when he gets older. As for me… Well, I ate all the leftovers myself.
What’s your favorite finger food? Are you a fan of tapas and meze? Do you have a favorite stuffed pepper recipe? We’d love to hear about it.
Feta and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I think I would have added another whole bag of spinach to the mix for a little extra flavor if I’d had it on hand, but otherwise this was a stunning little appetizer that was absolutely packed with flavor from the feta and lemon juice. I’ll definitely be making this again!
Don’t like feta? Use goat cheese instead, but cut the amount by 1/2, as it has a tendency to melt and run.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Couscous and Feta Stuffed Peppers, from Smitten Kitchen
- Feta Stuffed Peppers, from Seriously Good
- Barbecued Stuffed Peppers with Feta and Herbs, from More Than Burnt Toast
Love all the flavours here. I have some peppers that I have been trying to decide exactly what to do with.
This is definitely a good choice. Especially if they’re small peppers ;)
These look like the perfect little appetizer! I could make a meal out of appetizers easily! With a little wine, oh yea!
Hey, did you ever get to try that jar of cranberry relish I brought over at Christmas??? If not, dig it out and try it! ;)
Sometimes smaller is better, oh yeah
Yep, got o it shortly after you left. It was good stuff!
Yummy – these look and sound tasty. thanks for sharing! happy Friday!
Any time! Have a great weekend
Glad to see you are back to blogging… I was worried that you weren’t going to write anymore… I enjoy your recipes…
Nope, just super busy before the start of school, that’s all. no time for serious cooking, just prep for school. Now it’s back to work for me
Yeah, stuffing those little peppers is not fun. But the taste rewards are great :-)
Absolutely. Well worth the effort. I ate a ton of these little guys!
Great recipe – looks devine!
What a great idea! I’m going to a party where some of my friends are vegetarians so its always a challenge for me (Miss Meat USA ) to find appie ideas. Thanks!
I just made this for my 1 year old and we both loves it!!! She chomped down the spinach and yellow bell pepper pieces like there’s no tomorrow!!!! I just added the diced bell peper to the dish wih the other ingredients & heated until it was all warm, then let it cool down a little before adding the feta. Thanks for the recipe!!