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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.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Anaheim, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 223 kcal

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

  1. Heat an oven to 400 degrees.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses with garlic and Cajun seasoning. Mix well.

  5. Slit each pepper down the center and scoop out the insides.

  6. Spoon the seasoned cheese mixture into the peppers and set them into a baking dish.

  7. 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.

  8. Remove from heat and set onto serving plates.

  9. Top with cilantro, spicy chili flakes and hot sauce, if desired.

Recipe 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 Facts
Cajun Cream Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2100IU42%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.