Stuffed red peppers

September 12, 2011  •  Category:


Piquillo peppers are tasty and  mild peppers originating in Spain; I buy them in a jar. I had seen recipes for piquillos stuffed with cheese and served uncooked.

These piquillos are stuffed  with a cheese and egg mixture  bursting  with herbs and spices and baked briefly until they puff up.

Any roasted and jarred peppers can be substituted.

INGREDIENTS: 12 servings for an appetizer or 6 for a main dish

  • 3 jars of piquillos
  • 8 ounces of goat cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of mashed garlic (with salt in a mortar)
  • Spices: 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of seven-spice, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme or wild zaatar, 1/2 teaspoon of Aleppo pepper
  • 1/4 cup of minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup of minced dill (or other herb)


  1. Prepare the piquillos by laying them flat on a surface on paper towels. Prepare the cream by placing all the ingredients in a food processor and mixing until a thick cream is formed.
  2. Transfer the cream into a pastry bag and stuff the piquillos with that mixture; (or use a small spoon). Place in small ramequins greased previously with some olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 20 minutes. Serve.


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  1. T and Tea Cake says:

    These would make really nice appetizers and what a suprising combination of spices! An extra plus for me is the goat cheese/walnut combination: love it.


  2. Sonia Rumzi says:

    Joumana, this is an amazing recipe. Thank you so much. All the ingredients in there are foods my family love. Thank you again! Amazing recipe!

  3. Joan Nova says:

    They are so sweet…I love them. This is an excellent stuffing!

  4. Adelina says:

    I can’t keep with all your wonderful posts. I love having stuffed peppers. Sounds simple and perfect for entertaining.

  5. vegetarianirvana says:

    So many things you can do with peppers. Just posted an Indian pepper pickle. Love your growing collection video demos.

  6. Doc says:

    I love wings! And what better way to kick off football season! These look so yummy. I also like the hummus and zataar bread as well. BTW, you were fantastic in those demos-Keep it up!

  7. polwig says:

    Beautiful, I can imagine the flavors bursting in your mouth. I would love it on a salad.

  8. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    These stuffed peppers look wonderful! I love that they are warm, although I’m sure they are good leftover too. What a perfect simple meal with some good crusty bread!

  9. Rosa says:

    Wonderful with some flatbread! They look really tempting.



  10. Chiara says:

    I saw some fresh ones the other day at the grocery store… didn’t know how to use them, so I didn’t buy them. Hopefully they still have them when I go back on Friday!

  11. lisaiscooking says:

    Piquillos are so delicious and are just the right size. The goat cheese and mozzarella filling sounds fantastic, and I like the idea of baking them so they puff.

  12. Pilar.Cook and Spoon says:

    Your piquillos look just delicious. They are very common here in Spain and we stuff them in a variety of ways. I have never tried your combination but I think I will. It looks very interesting. Delicious!.

  13. Banana Wonder says:

    Oooo ooooo oooo I love these babies. I could eat a huge plate of them. So good – thanks for your recipe – I like the idea of just throwing them in the oven too 🙂

  14. Juliana says:

    Wow, these stuffed peppers look great…so tasty and so pretty.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

  15. Chiara says:

    An amazing appetizer with a good sfuffing Joumana!

  16. Lyndsey ~ The Tiny S says:

    I love anything stuffed! These are so colorful and would be a great sddition to any plate! YUM!

  17. 5 Star Foodie says:

    I love piquillo peppers, your stuffing is excellent with goat cheese!

  18. Noya - gluttonandstu says:

    This stuffing looks so tasty!

  19. Eve@CheapEthnicEatz says:

    Really nice recipe Joumana. This is a nice alternative to spicy poppers. Feta would be interesting too. So colorful!

  20. Magic of Spice says:

    These look fantastic…love the stuffing mixture 🙂 Great idea, simple and delicious!

  21. Jeff says:

    I cant believe how good those look! i’m intrigued by the addition of walnuts. The texture must be crazy!

  22. Mexico in my kitchen says:

    The combination looks mouth watering. I like the idea of baking them for a little while.


  23. domi says:

    Très jolis visuellement tes piquillos et délicieusement farcis pour un apéro ou en entrée….

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