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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Try a grilled appetizer that's easy and different. Roasted red bell peppers and tangy cheese are a perfect combo.

Ingredients

3
large red bell peppers
1/8
teaspoon salt
6
slices (1/4 inch thick) fresh mozzarella cheese (about 6 oz)
2
teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place bell peppers on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium-high heat 10 to 13 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until all sides are blistered and charred.
  • 2 Place peppers in brown paper bag; fold down top. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Carefully peel as much skin from peppers as possible. Cut in half lengthwise; remove stems, seeds and ribs. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 4 Place 1 slice of cheese in each pepper half; drizzle with oil. Return pepper halves to grill; cook about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Cut each pepper half in half again.
Tips  

Freshly roasted red peppers have better flavor and texture than roasted peppers from a jar. Peeling the peppers under cool water helps loosen the peels but washes away the smoky-sweet flavor.

Roast and peel the peppers in advance; cover and refrigerate them for up to 4 hours. Garnish and grill as directed.

To broil bell peppers, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until black and blistered. Continue as directed in recipe; broil 5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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