PRESENT DAY MOMS

Garden Poppers

Emily DaFoe
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One of our favorite veggies that we planted this summer was green chili peppers! While we patiently wait for all of our other veggies to ripen, our chilis have become a daily snack, and who doesn’t love a good popper?!

With only 3 ingredients, this is a fun snack, great side dish for entertaining kids and adults, and it’s an easy one for the kids to make, or at least help you with.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Green Chilis - however many you want depending on the size of your family. We just did 4 because that’s what our garden had to offer this week.

  • Whipped Cream Cheese - Trader Joe’s is my favorite!

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

*Side note: You can add bacon to the top of these, or if you want it a little spicy - use Pasilla Chilis or Jalapenos seeded. My next batch will include some with a little Siracha mixed into the cream cheese.

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METHOD

STEP 1:

Set your oven on broil then cut the peppers in half, wash and de-seed them.

STEP 2:

Use a small spoon to fill the pepper with whipped cream cheese - use as much or as little as you want!

STEP 3:

Sprinkle the shredded cheddar on the top and place in the oven on a lightly greased baking sheet.

STEP 4:

Broil for about 3-5 minutes until the top is golden. Remove and let stand for a few minutes to cool. Add a little cracked pepper if you like!

*We prefer not to pre-cook the peppers so they have a little crunch left, but if you want them soft, bake them for 5-10 minutes on 350 before stuffing them with the cheeses.

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