Prosciutto and Gouda Stuffed Bell Peppers

Let's go Chiefs! Anyone else pumped for the playoffs? This nutritious recipe was inspired by the amazing game I witnessed between the Buffalo Bills and the Chiefs, with 13 seconds left to go scoring a field goal to tie the game, then WINNING in overtime 42-36. I mean holy cow!


A Nutritious Appetizer Sure to Please

This is the perfect nutritious appetizer that will wow your party guests, OR, you will be the coolest guest walking into the party with this crowd pleaser. This recipe is super easy, and can be easily altered to fit your preferences. You can easily sub gouda for another cheese like cheddar or colby jack, and you could sub prosciutto for salami or deli turkey/ham. However, the yellow and red sweet mini bell peppers are a must for true Chiefs fan spirit! (Unless you're not a Chiefs fan, in which case you are wrong, but even non-Chiefs fan will be a fan of this nutritious appetizer).


A Fun Way to Eat More Veggies

This is a fun and delicious way to incorporate more veggies into you and your families diet. Mini sweet peppers are, in fact, a bit sweet and are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. This sweetness pairs perfectly with the salty/savory gouda and prosciutto. Gouda, like most cheese, is a high-quality protein and a good source of calcium. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy bones. Prosciutto is a fun change from something like salami or your typical deli turkey or ham, and is also a high-quality protein source.



Recipe Notes

  • You can sub the gouda for just about any cheese that you like. I would recommend buying the sliced cheese option for best distribution of flavors.

  • You can sub the prosciutto for a different salami, deli turkey or deli ham.

  • Save the remaining orange colored bell peppers for a snack or to pair with your lunch meal! I have also diced up sweet mini bell peppers and thrown them into an omelet for breakfast.

  • These are pretty juicy after baking! So be sure to have a plate or napkin while eating (or you may spill some juice on the floor...I learned from experience).


Prosciutto and Gouda Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: ~5 minutes

Serves: ~5

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Mini Sweet Bell Peppers, washed and patted dry (separate the red/yellow bell peppers and use those)

  • 1/2 - 6 oz. package of sliced Gouda Cheese, cut into 1/4th's (see photos above)

  • 1 - 3 oz. package of Prosciutto (I still had a little bit left over)

Directions

  • Heat your oven to 350 F

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean-up, not absolutely necessary).

  • Grab a cutting board and slice off the stems of the bell peppers.

  • Use your knife to remove the insides of the bell peppers, including the seeds.

  • Stuff the cheese into the bell peppers, lining the insides of the pepper (see photos above).

  • Stuff bits of the prosciutto into the middle of the bell peppers, so the cheese is lining the rims and the prosciutto takes up the middle (see photos above).

  • Place the stuffed bell peppers onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for ~5 minutes, or until the cheese is visibly melted and gooey.

  • Remove from the oven, let cool for ~2 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

GO CHIEFS!

Did you make this recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

Recipe created by Maddi Osburn RDN LD

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