15 Banana Pepper Recipes

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Spice up your weekly menu with this collection of delicious banana peppers recipes! Whether you prefer them chopped, stuffed, pickled, or all of the above, there are so many mouth-watering options to choose from. From appetizers for entertaining to quick potluck dishes to main courses the whole family will enjoy, you’re going to love all these new ways to cook with fresh banana peppers!

Banana peppers on a cutting board.


Ready to add a kick of flavor to your current meal rotation? These banana pepper recipes are sure to delight the taste buds and keep you coming back for more!

Fresh banana peppers have a mild, tangy taste that can vary in spiciness. Sweet banana peppers have little-to-no heat at all while hot banana peppers, also referred to as Hungarian wax peppers, can pack quite a kick. A quick smell test can help you determine which is which.

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate this ingredient, these are some of my favorite ways to cook with banana peppers! You can stuff them, chop them, pickle them, slice them, and so, so much more. Let’s dive in!

1. Stuffed Banana Peppers

Savory Italian sausage and silky cream cheese are stuffed into tangy banana peppers, smothered in marinara and plenty of cheese, then baked to perfection! This one is also gluten free and low carb.

2. Italian Banana Pepper Chicken

When you’re craving Italian-inspired flavor, this dish is sure to hit the spot! The sliced banana peppers and butter add so much flavor to the chicken breasts as they bake while the shredded cheese makes the whole meal oh-so-gooey and satisfying.

3. Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

Get ready for easy, cheesy goodness! Italian sausage, goat cheese, basil, and chives make a rich and tasty filling for a dish that can be ready in about 20 minutes. It’s perfect for entertaining or as a light meal!

4. Bacon And Banana Peppers Grilled Cheese

Take your classic grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with savory bacon bits and a little kick from sliced fresh banana peppers! If you have garlic butter, I strongly recommend using it on your bread for even more amazing flavor.


5. Banana Pepper Meatballs

Super juicy, ultra tender meatballs are bursting with deliciousness thanks to a combination of ground pork, ground beef, and Italian hot sausage! This dish delivers everything you love about stuffed banana peppers in the easy-to-make form of meatballs.

6. Banana Pepper Salsa

You can use canned or fresh banana peppers for this unique twist on traditional salsa! Tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, cilantro, and a little vinegar and lime juice creates the perfect medley of flavors.

7. Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup

Slightly spicy, slightly creamy, and totally delicious stuffed banana pepper soup is simply fabulous. It makes a great lunch or dinner any time of year, or you can serve it as a soup course for dinner guests!

8. Pickled Banana Peppers

Skip the store-bought version and make your own zesty pickled banana peppers right at home! You won’t believe how easy refrigerator pickling is, and it’s a great option if you have more fresh peppers on hand than you can eat.

Try putting these banana pepper rings on things like hot dogs, sandwiches, nachos and so much more.

9. Banana Pepper Pizza

Peppers are such a great way to add crunchy tang to your homemade pizza! A little salami and plenty of cheese on top of a fool-proof homemade pizza dough is the kind of dinner you’ll want to make again and again.

10. Banana Pepper Pot Roast

Enjoy healthy comfort food at its best! With just 5 minutes of prep work, you’ll have a Keto, Whole30, Paleo meal the whole family will love. The crockpot is the secret to this amazingly simple dish that delivers big on taste!

11. Banana Pepper Bites

Whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or crowd-pleasing finger food for your next game day gathering, these little pepper bites are simply irresistible! The panko crust makes them great for dipping or enjoying all on their own.

12. Bacon Wrapped Banana Peppers

Who can resist peppers stuffed with cheddar and cream cheese, wrapped in savory bacon, and baked to crispy, melty perfection? If jalapeño poppers have a little too much heat for you, you’re going to love this milder variation.

13. Banana Pepper Hot Sauce

Have you ever tried making your own fermented hot sauce? If not, it’s probably easier than you think! Stuff peppers and garlic into a jar, add salt, submerge with water, and let it sit for about four weeks. You won’t believe the amazing, nuanced flavor waiting for you!

14. Banana Pepper Dip

Enjoy everything you love about stuffed banana peppers in easy-to-make, even-easier-to-eat dip form! It’s great for serving with crusty bread, crunchy veggies, crispy crackers, and all your favorite dippers.


15. Banana Pepper Pasta Salad

Need a quick dish for a summer barbecue or backyard party? This pasta salad with simple ingredients like pickled banana peppers, asparagus, and chopped cucumber is easy to toss together and bursting with fresh flavor!

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Banana Pepper Recipes

By Heather
A wonderful list of banana pepper recipes. Different ways to use banana peppers.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 19 minutes
Total: 24 minutes


  • Choose one of these delicious banana pepper recipes.
  • Gather the ingredients and prepare the recipe.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 100kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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