Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers – Air Fryer and Oven Option

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer. This delightful recipe is loaded with flavor and so easy to make. All you need is 5 basic ingredients to make these super delicious air roasted peppers.

Bright and colorful peppers are filled with cheese, taco seasoning, and potatoes then baked / air fried till melty and delicious! Potatoes make this recipe more filling and taco seasoning adds extra zesty flavor. This is the BEST air fryer stuffed pepper recipe you will make on repeat.

This easy, 20-minute recipe is gluten free. You can use air fryer, grill or oven to make it. These vegetarian stuffed peppers are healthy since only couple mists of oil spray is used in making  

CLose up image of airfried stuffed peppers showing grilled cheese and charred peppers.

EASY SUMMER RECIPE

This gourmet recipe is perfect for game day snacking and tailgating. Great for an easy dinner, side dish, or party platter. And it is a crowd pleaser for summer gatherings like BBQ, picnic and potlucks.

You will also notice, kids love this recipe. So, it is a great way to get the whole family to eat more veggies!

These stuffed peppers have hearty filling which is loaded with flavors and texture. The spicy, creamy stuffing is perfect contrast to the sweet crunchy peppers! It’s love at first bite ..

Mini colorful peppers stuffed and grilled. Served on white dinner plate in flower shape.

I simply love these little sweet peppers. I always buy them in a bag from Trader Joe’s. So bright and beautiful, they are instant mood boosters.

They are great for snacking especially with hummus. I add them in salads and other dinner recipes, and of course love them for stuffing recipes.

The mini bell peppers are excellent for stuffing. They hold their shape well and the flavor is subtle enough to go well with just about anything.

These peppers have a bit of sweet crunch when eaten raw. They cook quickly and soften up nicely. I love them slightly charred.

We use shredded Pepper Jack cheese for stuffing. It adds tad bit spicy taste. But feel free to swap in any other melty cheese that you have on hand.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is adaptable to your taste and preferences. This is our classic recipe—once you master it, feel free to start experimenting

  • Swap for jalapeno or sweet banana peppers
  • Skip potatoes and use only cheese and bread crumbs
  • Change up taco seasoning to other flavors like Italian or Masala.

Nothing fancy or complicated here, just fresh, flavorful food tossed and layered together and baked / grilled until perfectly tender and tasty.

Cheese and potato stuffed peppers arranged on parchment paper and baking tray.

INGREDIENTS

Multi Color Mini Sweet Bell Peppers
Boiled Potatoes
Taco Seasoning 
Pepper Jack Cheese
Fresh Garlic
Oil Spray

Display of ingredients needed to make cheese and potato stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers.

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE :

Boil the potatoes. Peel and mash them smooth

Wash the peppers and pat dry them using paper towel. Using a knife, slit top side of each pepper lengthwise. I leave the stem.

If there are some seeds and membranes – remove those with your fingers or with a paring knife.

In a mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, minced garlic, cheese, taco seasoning, and salt. Mix the stuffing nicely.

Using a spoon, fill each pepper cavity with the stuffing.

Lightly spray some oil over the stuffed peppers. Arrange them in single layer on air fryer basket or baking sheet. Don’t over crowd.

Bake/Grill/air fry as per choice. The peppers are done in 8-10 minutes. They are done when they nicely sizzle and get some char.

Serve Hot.

BAKING TIME AND TEMPARATURE SUGGESTION

  • If making in the Oven : Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cooking on Grill : Heat the grill for 10 minutes.
  • If using Air Fryer : Air Fry the Sweet Spicy Mini Peppers for 10 minutes at 350°F

Colorful sweet peppers are stuffed with filling and arranged on air fryer tray.

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Cheese and potato stuffed peppers arranged on parchment paper and baking tray.

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer. All you need is 5 basic ingredients to make these super delicious air roasted peppers.

Ingredients

  • 12-14 sweet mini peppers ( chosse multi colored peppers )
  • 4-5 medium potatoes- boiled and mashed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup pepper Jack cheese
  • Salt per taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil or oil spray

Instructions

    Boil the potatoes. Peel and mash them.

    Wash the peppers and pat dry them using paper towel. Using a knife, slit top side of each pepper lengthwise. I leave the stem for easier pick up.

    If there are some seeds and membranes – remove those with your fingers or with a paring knife. 

    In a mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, minced garlic, cheese, taco
    seasoning, and salt. Mix the stuffing nicely.

    Using a spoon, fill each pepper cavity with the stuffing.

    Lightly spray some oil over the stuffed peppers. Arrange them in single layer on air fryer basket or baking sheet. Don't over crowd.

    Bake/Grill/air fry as per choice. The peppers are done in 8-10
    minutes.  They are done when they nicely sizzle and get some char.

    Serve Hot.

Notes

Temprature and time recommendation:

If using Air Fryer : Air Fry the Sweet Spicy Mini Peppers for 10
minutes at 350°F

If Cooking in Oven : Preheat oven to 350°F, bake for 8-10 minutes

If Cooking on Grill : Heat the grill for 10 minutes. Use Cast Iron Skillet and grill for 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 stuffed peppers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 14mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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