Tags: Appetizers, Snacks, Party Food, Peppers, Goat Cheese, Independence Day, Baked
While at the store a couple of weeks ago, I totally impulse bought a bag of the most adorable little sweet peppers. I'm not kidding, these were crazy cute. Now, I know what you might be thinking - picking produce based on it's degree of cuteness may not be wise, but I'm telling you, nothing this cute could taste bad.
Luckily, I was right. These were sweet, crunchy and made the perfect little snack. The only problem was the fact that they came in a two pound bag, which is kind of a lot of little peppers. It would have been a shame to simply eat them straight out of the bag and not help them live up to their potential of becoming a spectacular appetizer.
And what could make these tiny peppers become even more spectacular? Goat cheese. And not just plain goat cheese, but goat cheese mixed with fresh herbs and topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs. Oh, yes.
I've told you about my love of goat cheese in the past with my Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe and like that recipe, these Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers are incredibly simple to make. Plus, by using just a few, but powerful ingredients, they pack a serious flavor punch.
If you're a goat cheese fan as much as I am, you will also love my Beet and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe. I must have a thing for tarts, too. Maybe next time it'll be a pepper tart...
Anyway, these Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers make a great appetizer for a summer party and can be baking in the oven while you're outside grilling up the rest of your meal or mixing up a cocktail or two. Either way, they're spectacular!
So, do you love goat cheese, too? What's your favorite way to use it?