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Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Peppers

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Delicious sweet peppers grilled and stuffed with garlic, cheese, olives and basil.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Cook Time
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Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
35 min
Recipe Servings


6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend, cut into quarters

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoons chopped Kalamata olives

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

16 mini sweet bell peppers (any color), cut in half lengthwise, seeded, stems intact


Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Place 4 Cheese Italian Blend quarters into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese; pulse until well mixed.

Transfer mixture to bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons basil, olives, garlic and lemon zest until well mixed.

Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pepper half.

Place peppers directly onto grill. Grill 8-12 minutes or until peppers are softened and mixture is heated through and lightly browned.

Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons basil. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


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