Stuffed Mini Peppers – 3 Ways {Air Fryer, Grill, Oven Roasted}

Stuffed mini peppers

Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Kayla

Welcome to your new favorite recipe – Stuffed Mini Peppers!

What I love most about this recipe is that it is simple and versatile – only 2 ingredients and 3 different cooking methods!

You can make air fryer stuffed mini peppers – a fan favorite – or cook on the grill or in the oven. I had someone even inquire about cooking them on a pizza pizzazz, and I say, why the heck not?!

You really can’t screw this one up! And no, that’s not a jab at anyone who is self-conscious in the kitchen. I promise you will hear many “ummmms” and “aaahhhs”, and at least one person will ask for the recipe!

Family & Allergen-friendly

I like to make this stuffed mini pepper recipe when hosting family and friends because (1) everyone raves about them, and (2) I can prepare the ingredients ahead of time.

You can cut and seed the peppers in advance. If you want to take it a step further, you can even fill them with the Boursin cheese and keep them refrigerated for up to 2 days. When you are ready to cook, choose your preferred heating method – air fryer, grill, or oven – and wa-laa!

If you plan to host for a larger crowd, I would recommend following the grilled mini pepper recipe or oven-baked stuffed pepper recipe. This way, you have a larger surface area for cooking, and you aren’t fretting about rotating the air fryer stuffed mini peppers every 4-5 minutes!

For friends or family with dietary restrictions, this mini stuffed pepper recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. It is also low carb and keto-friendly for those watching their waistlines.

If you are following along in my LIFe program or using my free dietitian-approved grocery list, this recipe is a match made in heaven!

Keto stuffed mini peppers on the grill

Grilled Mini Stuffed Peppers

When I am not crunched for time, my favorite is preparing this recipe on the pellet grill. The timing is flexible, so you can pull these off as an appetizer or side dish to be served when your main course is ready.

For most people, though, let’s get real. We’re all in a hurry and just want to get dinner on the table ASAP. Am I right?

That’s why I polled my audience {and by popular demand} made this Air Fryer Stuffed Mini Pepper recipe.

Air Fryer Mini Stuffed Peppers

When air frying this mini stuffed pepper recipe, it will take several batches to cook. However, the cooking time is fast – only 4-5 minutes each. I promise it’s worth it!

Because there are so many air fryers out there nowadays, make sure you keep a close eye on the first couple of batches to prevent overcooking. Again, really hard to screw this up though because they taste great with a little char on them!

Air Fryer Stuffed Mini Peppers {low carb, keto, vegetarian}

This air fryer stuffed mini pepper recipe can be easily modified for the grill or oven. With only 2 ingredients, it is low carb, keto, and vegetarian-friendly!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 10
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs mini sweet peppers
  • 2 pkg Boursin cheese

Instructions
 

PREPARATION

  • Cut mini peppers in half length-wise.
  • Use spoon to seed and clean inside of pepper; set aside.
  • With a rubber spatula or spoon, spread a thin layer of Boursin cheese into cut-side of mini pepper.
  • Peppers can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

AIR FRYER

  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Add cheese-stuffed peppers to air fryer in a single layer. Cook for 4-5 minutes until cheese is lightly browned. It will take several batches to cook all the peppers.

GRILL

  • Preheat grill or smoker to 400°F.
  • Arrange cheese-stuffed peppers in a single layer on aluminum foil.
  • Carefully slide aluminum foil onto top shelf of grill and cook for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.

OVEN

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange stuffed mini peppers in a single layer.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.
  • If desired, broil on high for 1 minute to brown cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving {about 6-8 pepper halves with cheese}: 150 calories, 11g fat, 7g net carbohydrates, 3g protein
Keyword air fryer, gluten free, keto, low carb

Yours truly,

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9 thoughts on “Stuffed Mini Peppers – 3 Ways {Air Fryer, Grill, Oven Roasted}

  1. 5 stars
    These are delish! And only 2 ingredients! I almost felt guilty eating so many thinking something this tasty has to be unhealthy.

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best appetizer! I don’t typically like peppers, but I LOVED THESE ONES! You will too! The best part is, they’re healthy, so you don’t feel bad when you eat 10 in one sitting!

    1. Hi Anna! Thanks for swinging by the blog! I have had several people who “don’t like peppers” LOVE this recipe! I am so happy you enjoyed them!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a great appetizer! My husband and I couldn’t stop snacking on them, and the best part was that we didn’t feel guilty eating them. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    These are amazing and so simple to make for a quick side or snack! My mouth is watering thinking about them! 😊❤️

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog Reeanna! This recipe makes for a GREAT appetizer! It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser!

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