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Bacon and Mushrooms Stuffed Peppers

A simple yet incredibly delicious appetizer of mini sweet peppers stuffed with a flavorful sauteed mixture of bacon and mushrooms.

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Hello, pal! Happy Sunday! Wanna talk about bacon stuffed into one thing or another? Who doesn’t?!?

Stuffed Mini Peppers

You know, it’s true what they say, and I’ll be first to admit – I have a stuffing addiction. I’ll stuff anything, food wise, with everything. Look around, you will notice that we have a collection; Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes, Garden Salad Feta Stuffed Burgers, Sausage Stuffed Eggplant… I’m not even done, but you know what I’m sayin’.

I’m also addicted to ice cream, chocolate, and pizza, among many other things that resemble food.

But, stuffed peppers has a different place in my heart. Yes, it’s that deep.

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I grew up on stuffed peppers. Ask any Macedonian about a weekly item on their menu and they will most certainly say stuffed peppers. My Mom stuffed them with ground beef and rice.

But I “heard” that you have been wondering about what the heck to do with those cute, mini sweet peppers that you see at the grocer every time you pass through the produce aisle. Because of that, this is the appetizer I suggest you make today or sometime soon. It has bacon in it. BACON! And mushrooms and onions…and I just had to throw a sprinkle of feta cheese.

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Besides, that whole bacon and mushroom marriage is pretty amazing. I ain’t gonna lie – I was spooning it into my mouth as I was stuffing the peppers. Then, with only 5 peppers left, I ran out of filling. ~shrug~

Apparently, I also like to stuff food just straight into my trap…


P.S. Make a meal out of it by replacing the mini peppers with 4 big and pretty bell peppers!

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Bacon and Mushrooms Stuffed Peppers

Katerina | Diethood
A simple, yet incredibly delicious appetizer of mini sweet peppers stuffed with a flavorful sauteed mixture of bacon and mushrooms.
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Servings : 10 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 pound mini sweet peppers, cut in half, seeds and ribs removed
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced thick-cut bacon
  • 2 cups sliced or diced baby portabellas
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray.
  • Transfer the cut peppers to the baking sheet, cut-side up. Sprinkle the insides of the peppers with salt; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add the bacon, mushrooms, and onions. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared peppers. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the peppers are fork-tender.
  • Serve warm.


  • Make it a meal by replacing the mini sweet peppers with 4 bell peppers.


Calories: 79 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 106 mg | Potassium: 192 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1580 IU | Vitamin C: 60.7 mg | Calcium: 45 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy stuffed peppers, stuffed peppers recipe, stuffed peppers without rice
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13 comments on “Bacon and Mushrooms Stuffed Peppers”

  1. I made these last nite, and rebaked the leftovers this afternoon. Holy! These things for were incredible. Not sure I would change the recipe at all… although I should’ve hand picked larger peppers instead of getting the 1lb bag. is a shot of what I made. Thanks for the recipe! Definitely adding these to the mix of things I cook. 🙂

  2. I could easily make this a meal for us. I love the bacon/mushroom combo – but who wouldn’t?! 🙂

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Loving this savory recipe from Diethood, Kate! In fact, adding it to a summer recipe round-up I am working on. Great addition to the bacon category and what a great way to take advantage of fresh summer peppers. Thanks for sharing!

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    Justin @ Marlows Kitchen

    and I think I’ll make it a meal! Very creative change from the classic stuffed peppers. I’m a huge fan of bacon and mushrooms.. I mean who isn’t?

  5. Brilliant use of mini peppers! Bacon and mushrooms are quite the “it” couple – I just want to eat them up!

    P.S. I *cringe* when I look back at some of my food photos! Holy moly, sometimes I question my state of mind. 😛

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    Kate, that’s a brilliant appetizer exquisitely photographed. Hey, a Macedonian thing for you–I thought of you last week at the beach when we met a lovely young woman from Macedonia scooping ice cream. She’s a marketing and accounting student, heading back for her junior year after spending the summer scooping ice cream to the great unwashed hordes. I came late to the conversation, my Dad started it, so I don’t know the specifics of name or hometown, but she was a lovely woman and it was nice to meet her.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi, Kirsten!! There’s a work program in Macedonia for students to come to the USA and work at places like Great America, Cape Cod, carnivals, beaches, etc… My husband was one of those! 🙂 He kept extending his visa and continued to work… then we met and the rest is history. 😉

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