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Creamy Ranch Stuffed Banana Peppers with Bacon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8-10 servings

I received this recipe from a customer while working at my sister's produce market. The peppers can be made a day in advance, making them great for get-togethers. —Cathy Kidd, Medora, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 mild banana peppers (about 6 inches long), halved lengthwise and seeded

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, salad dressing mix, cheese and bacon until blended. Pipe or stuff into pepper halves. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Cut into 1-1/4-in. pieces.
Editor's Note: When cutting banana peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 239 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 487mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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