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Cajun Cream Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Looking for your next favorite stuffed pepper recipe? Try this recipe for Anaheim chili peppers stuffed with Cajun seasoned cream cheese that are baked or grilled. They're cheesy and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Anaheim, stuffed peppers
Servings: 5
Calories: 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Anaheim peppers stemmed and cored ( or more as needed, depending on the size)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • FOR SERVING Chopped fresh cilantro, spicy chili flakes and hot sauce, if desired.

Instructions

  • Heat an oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place Anaheim peppers on a baking sheet and bake about 20-25 minutes, flipping once through, or until the skins become charred and puffy. Or, you can char them over open flame on the stovetop.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly, then place into a plastic baggie to steam for several minutes. Once cooled enough, peel off the skins and discard. Set the peppers aside until ready to use.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses with garlic and Cajun seasoning. Mix well.
  • Slit each pepper down the center and scoop out the insides.
  • Spoon the seasoned cheese mixture into the peppers and set them into a baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can grill the stuffed Anaheim peppers for 15 minutes, or broil them for 6-7 minutes, until the cheeses are nice and melty.
  • Remove from heat and set onto serving plates.
  • Top with cilantro, spicy chili flakes and hot sauce, if desired.

Notes

Heat Factor: Mild. Anaheim peppers are quite low on the heat scale. You can easily add in some hotter chopped peppers or chili flakes/powders with your cheese blend, or use a spicy Creole or Cajun seasoning blend. Or finish with a spicy hot sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 0.8mg