Ricotta stuffed mini peppers

The Cheese Shark - Ricotta stuffed mini peppers

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  • 6 mini peppers
  • 7/8 cup (200 g/ 1/2 lb) of ricotta
  • ¼ cup whipping, table, or coffee cream
  • One organic lemon
  • 1 tbsp of grated parmesan
  • Fresh or dried basil and thyme, or an Italian herb mixture
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cut the mini peppers in half, clean and wash them. Place them on a baking sheet.
  • Put the ricotta into a bowl and add the cream. Whisk well. 
  • Add fresh or dried basil and thyme, or an Italian herb mix, then salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grate some lemon peel from the organic lemon.
  • Stuff the pepper halves with the cheese mix. 
  • Gently sprinkle some olive oil over the peppers and sprinkle the parmesan over it.  
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 200 C/ 395 F.
  • Let the peppers cool for 10 minutes, then serve.


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