Mini Bell Pepper Poppers

I love jalapeño poppers. Whenever my friends bring them over to have as a side with dinner, I go absolutely crazy for them. I can’t seem to help myself, and I eat way too many.

But jalapeño poppers are spicy. Some peppers pack more heat than I am comfortable eating, and my daughter can’t handle the spice at all.

So I’ve made a kid-friendly, heart-burn friendly version with the milder, sweeter bell pepper. Better still, I’ve opted for mini bell peppers, so they’re easier for small hands to pick up and enjoy.

mini bell pepper poppers

These bite-sized snacks are flavorful and fun to eat. I regularly make them for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for me and for my family.

Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C and fiber, while cream cheese and bacon are full of protein. Just be careful, though. Their small size makes it easy to eat a lot, so if you’re counting calories, try to portion them out to suit your needs.

mini bell pepper poppers

Mini Bell Pepper Poppers

A tasty appetizer or lunch that takes less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Half Poppers


  • 448 Grams Mini Bell Peppers (16 Mini Peppers – Almost a 16 ounce bag)
  • 226 Grams Cream Cheese, Softened (An 8-Ounce Block)
  • 56 Grams Bacon Crumbles (1/2 Cup)
  • 117 Grams Cheddar Cheese, Shredded (1/2 Cup)
  • .25 Grams Black Pepper (1/8 Teaspoon)


  • Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200° Celsius).
  • Rinse and cut peppers in half. Remove seeds.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, and pepper.
  • Fill each pepper with the mixture.
  • Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Peppers will be soft and cheese heated through.


Mini bell peppers vary in size, so you may need to adjust how much you fill each pepper to accommodate what you have on hand. 
Keyword Bell Pepper Poppers, Bell Peppers

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