These Buffalo Chicken Dip Mini Stuffed Peppers combine all the flavours of your favourite buffalo chicken dip with sweet peppers for one belly satisfying, taste bud lovin’, two bite appetizer!
Mini Stuffed Peppers – Easy Game Day Recipe for a Crowd
You know that super popular buffalo chicken dip that everyone loves? Well, I used that to stuff (a slight variation of a recipe of mine) to make mini stuffed peppers! The prep time for these takes minutes and they’re totally not fussy at all, which is always a good thing (if you ask me). The recipe yields quite a bit, so they are perfect for game day eats when you have lots of friends over.
What are Mini Peppers? Can I use Another Pepper?
Mini sweet peppers are basically a small variation of their large sweet bell pepper counterpart. These are not ‘hot’ peppers. Though they may look kinda like hot peppers, they aren’t. They’re slightly larger than jalapeño peppers, for example, and definitely not spicy. Though, if you are so inclined to used jalapeño peppers (because you love spicy stuff) go right for it!
How to Make Mini Stuffed Peppers
- Choose peppers that are roughly the same size, cut in half and remove seeds and ribs.
- In a food processor add cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing, lime juice, dill and pepper. Blend until creamy.
- Add shredded chicken, cheese and chopped green onion to the processor.
- Stir everything together with a spatula.
- Fill mini peppers with dip. You don’t have to be too neat or anything. Place in a baking dish so they kinda rest against each other and bake.
- Carefully remove peppers from oven, top with more cheese and broil.
- Garnish with more hot sauce and green onion. Let cool a bit before enjoying.
Tips for Making these Mini Stuffed Peppers with Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Depending on the size of your peppers, the quantity you yield may vary slightly. I used about 18 peppers for this recipe, yielding 36 pieces.
- Run out of peppers and still have leftover dip? Use it for chips!
- The hot sauce you use will affect how spicy these mini stuffed peppers are.
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened so it will be nice-n-blendable. Just took it out of the fridge and don’t want to wait forever for it to soften? Pop it in the microwave in a microwave safe dish and heat at 10-15 second intervals until softened OR cut into cubes and let rest on your counter top for a little while.
- Don’t have green onion? Chopped chives would work great here too.
- These stuffed peppers can be made in advance a day in advance. Simply fill peppers with dip, refrigerate and bake when ready.
- I used chicken here because of ‘buffalo chicken dip’, but if you want to keep these straight up vegetarian, simply omit the chicken. Tanya from Extra for Avocado has a delicious vegetarian version of buffalo dip.
- Speaking of chicken, ensure that it shredded or cut up small enough so that you don’t have huge chunks.
- As mentioned, this recipe yields quite a bit. You could easily half the recipe if you want.
Other Easy Game Day Appetizers you May Enjoy
- Crispy Oven Baked Wings
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Vegan Sloppy Joes
- Chunky Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Hope you love these buffalo chicken mini stuffed peppers as much as I do!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip Mini Stuffed Peppers
- 18-20 mini peppers -cut in half, seeds & ribs removed
- 250 gram package light cream -softened
- 1/3 cup hot sauce -your favourite, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing -your favourite
- 1/2 lime -juiced
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 cup cooked chicken -shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion -plus more for garnish
- 1.5 cup shredded monterey jack cheese- -divided. I used 'habanero' variety
- Cut mini peppers in half and remove ribs and seeds. Lay to one side.
- In a food processor add cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch, lime juice, dill and black pepper. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in chicken, green onion and 1/2 cup cheese. Incorporate using a spatula.
- Fill pepper halves with dip mixture. Place in baking dish (use two 8 x 8 dishes or one larger one so the peppers rest against each other). Bake for 10 minutes.
- Carefully remove peppers from oven and top with remaining cheese. Turn oven to broil and cook 1-2 more minutes until cheese bubbly and melted.
- Carefully remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Drizzle with additional hot sauce and green onion. Enjoy!