Appetizer Recipes

Easy Stuffed Peppadews

Stuffed Peppadews

Hi, it’s Colleen here again! Today I have for you an appetizer that is SUPER easy, colorful, versatile and all around fun party nibble!

Ever hear of a Peppadew?

I’m sure you have been around them, you just may not have know their name. A Peppadew is the brand name of a variety of chili pepper originally grown in South Africa. What makes Peppadews a brand is a proprietary process used to take out the seeds, most of the heat and then pickle them.

I think I tasted my first Peppadew about 6 years ago, and one taste was all it took to get me immediately hooked. I adore the sweet juiciness that comes with every bite. I remember searching the internet back then trying to find out how I could buy them and finally found a place to buy huge commercial cans. We were eating peppadews for quite some time. I stuffed them, put them in salads and various dishes. My favorite was when I added them to turkey burgers; the juiciness of the peppers kept the burgers so moist as they grilled.

Peppadews are more mainstream now. I see them turning up at parties from time to time on anti-pasta trays. They are ALWAYS the first empty spot on the tray – I know I can never resist them! You can probably buy them right from your grocer, either in the salad bar or olive area. Just scoop how many you want into a container and you are good to go. Many markets also sell them in glass jars – just ask.

Here are 2 fun and easy ways to use peppadews which are a nice change from the heavy dips and such you may be finding (but can’t stay away from…like me) at your sports watching gatherings or any gathering for that matter. I personally love apps that are easy to pick up and eat at parties.

I enjoy making Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews and Sausage Stuffed Peppadews. Both are easy and have few ingredients. You can choose to stuff them with plain or flavored goat cheese for a great meatless appetizer, or you can stuff them with sweet, hot or chorizo sausage. Sometimes I cook them in the oven, sometimes I just stuff them and eat them. Either way these make a fabulous addition to a cheese plate, antipasto plate or a stand alone appetizer.

I will list the ingredients…specifics depend on what you choose to stuff them with, the quantity you want to make and the size of Peppadews you purchase.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Colleen Kennedy
Ingredients
  • Peppadews
  • Goat Cheese (plain or flavored)
  • Chives or thin slices of scallion (optional)
Instructions
  1. Allow your goat cheese to soften a bit, then stuff each Peppadew with enough goat cheese to fill it.
  2. You can choose to add some minced herbs to your plain goat cheese or use flavored goat cheese.
  3. Serve them at room temperature or place them in a 300-degree oven for 5 minutes.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Colleen Kennedy
Ingredients
  • Peppadews
  • Goat Cheese (plain or flavored)
  • Chives or thin slices of scallion (optional)
Instructions
  1. Allow your goat cheese to soften a bit, then stuff each Peppadew with enough goat cheese to fill it.
  2. You can choose to add some minced herbs to your plain goat cheese or use flavored goat cheese.
  3. Serve them at room temperature or place them in a 300-degree oven for 5 minutes.

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