21 Mini Sweet Pepper Recipes

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Mini sweet peppers are cute, colorful, and crunchy. Delicious on their own but can also be used in a variety of recipes. This list of 21 mini sweet pepper recipes is sure to give you ideas on how to use these little peppers.

Bowl of red, yellow, and orange mini peppers.


Are sweet mini peppers the same as bell peppers?

Mini peppers are smaller and sweeter than larger bell peppers. They pack a flavorful punch in a little bite. You can find them in red, yellow, and orange colors and they are often packaged in the produce section in bags of sweet mini peppers.

Mini Sweet Pepper Recipes

1. Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Easy cream cheese stuffed peppers are full of cream cheese, green onion, bacon and spices. They are topped with shredded cheddar cheese and popped in the oven to melt.

This is a super popular appetizer but could also be made into a meal.

2. Mini Sweet Pepper Nachos

Forget the tortilla chips, sweet mini peppers are used as a base for taco meat, beans, and your favorite toppings like salsa, sour cream and more.

3. Roasted Sweet Mini Peppers

Garlic roasted mini peppers are a tasty side dish that can be made with just a few simple ingredients. This dish is high in fiber and vitamin C and other nutrients.

Slice peppers in half, place them on a baking sheet with a little oil and seasonings and bake until roasted. Top with balsamic vinegar for an extra hint of flavor.

4. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Mini Peppers

Do you have an air fryer? These buffalo chicken stuffed mini peppers are an appetizer packed with flavor. Simple cut the peppers in half length-wise and stuff with a cheesy chicken filling. Top with a little extra hot sauce if you like them spicy. These cook up in less than 10 minutes.

5. Marinated Mini Sweet Peppers

No need to cut or remove seeds, these marinated mini peppers can be made in about 20 minutes. Great to serve at parties on a charcuterie board or use for things like salads, pizza and more.


6. Bacon Wrapped Mini Peppers

Creamy, crunchy, savory bites of mini peppers wrapped in bacon are an appetizer that will have your guests wanting more. Cream cheese mixture is stuffed in halved peppers and wrapped in pieces of bacon.

7. Sweet Pepper Relish

This simple recipe for sweet pepper relish is one of our favorite ways to use sweet mini peppers. A tangy and delicious condiment that is great on things like hot dogs, hamburgers, and more.

8. Roasted Mini Pepper Salad

Roasted mini peppers are transformed into an amazing salad. A combination of sweet peppers, herbs, feta, and topped with a balsamic reductions.

This summer salad makes a great side dish or top with a protein like grilled chicken or shrimp for a main meal.

9. Feta and Spinach Stuffed Mini Peppers

Creamy feta and spinach mixture is stuffed into colorful mini sweet peppers. These can be made ahead of time and then baked before serving. A great appetizer recipe full of texture and flavor.

10. Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

A low-carb friendly meal is made with halved peppers that are stuffed with ground beef and melted cheese. They can be made in less than 30 minutes making it an easy meal or fast appetizer.

11. Crab Stuffed Sweet Peppers

An easy summer appetizer made with mini peppers that are stuffed with a mixture of cilantro, crab, and corn. This can be made into a light meal or refreshing appetizer for a warm summer day.

12. Marinated Cabbage and Sweet Pepper Slaw

Sweet and tangy, this slaw has a mild flavor that pairs well with things like BBQ sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and more.

13. Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Mini Peppers

This stuffed pepper recipe has a cheesy bacon filling with ranch seasoning. Packed full of flavor, this is a dish the whole family will enjoy.

14. Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Mini peppers are stuffed with goat cheese and topped with balsamic vinegar for an easy appetizer. These peppers are served warm.

15. Pizza Stuffed Mini Peppers

Pizza peppers are a fun and tasty snack, even the kids will love them! Pizza sauce and cheese are stuffed into peppers. Add some of your favorite pizza toppings like mini pepperoni or crumbled Italian sausage.

16. Sweet Pepper Cucumber Salad

This is a great recipe for summer vegetables. Filled with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tossed with an easy herb dressing. Perfect side dish for things like BBQ chicken, grilled fish, and more.


17. Sweet Pepper Chicken

Sweet pepper chicken is a delicious stir-fry meal. Chicken and peppers are tossed with a Thai sweet chili sauce to make this easy dinner recipe.

18. Stuffed Sweet Pepper

Stuffed sweet peppers have a warm, savory, cream cheese filling and topped with a crumbly topping. Crunchy and cream, the perfect hand-held appetizer.

19. Cheesesteak Stuffed Mini Peppers

If you like Philly cheesesteaks, you will love these peppers. Beef, mushrooms, and of course melted cheese are stuffed into sweet mini peppers. You can also top with Cheeze Whiz for a little something extra.

20. Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers

Try these taco peppers for your next taco Tuesday. These are also great for a game day snack or party. Ground beef is mixed with taco spices and cream cheese. Try serving with a side of sour cream and guacamole for dipping.


21. Beef and Rice Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

Beef and rice stuffed mini peppers are great to bring for a potluck, family gathering, or party. This filling can also be used for large peppers for an easy dinner. Filled with

Don’t like beef? Try substituting with ground chicken, ground turkey, or even ground sausage.

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Bowl of red, yellow, and orange mini peppers.
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Sweet Mini Peppers

By Heather
Recipes for sweet mini peppers including this easy recipe for roasted mini peppers.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces mini peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place foil on a baking sheet.
  • Cut off the stem of peppers and then cut peppers in half length-wise. Remove seeds and any membrane.
  • Put pepper halves in a bowl and toss with oil and seasoning.
  • Spread peppers out on foil lined baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1777IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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