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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Ok, so I’m a Costco addict, and I’ve noticed that at my friendly neighborhood Costco (30 minutes away is neighborhood–right?) there are bags of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers for a very good price.  I’ve been buying bell peppers each time I run to Costco, so by now I have bell peppers coming out of my ears.  (Too bad my garden peppers didn’t fare as well.  Maybe next year.)

I present to you…

Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Serves 4 as a side dish – 1.5 ww points for 2 pieces

1 oz. soft goat cheese

1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or grated

1 Tbs. snipped chives

1 Tbs. snipped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed

2 medium sweet peppers

  1. Combine the cheeses and herbs in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Wash the outside of your peppers, then quarter them lengthwise.  Remove the seeds.
  3. Throw them on your grill over medium heat, and grill them until they start to get crisp tender and brown just a little, turning once. (Maybe 8 minutes?)
  4. Spoon the cheese mixture into the pieces evenly, then put them back on the grill for 2-3 minutes until the cheese starts to melt.
  5. Yum.

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