Roasted Pesto Pepper Poppers

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These oven-roasted pesto poppers caramelize in the oven as they bake, bringing out the natural sweetness of the peppers, balanced with a savory goat cheese and herb blend.


  • 12 mini bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • ½ cup prepared pesto
  • ¼ cup organic goat cheese
  • ¼ cup organic cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Preparing:10 min Cooking:20 min


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay the mini pepper halves, cut-side up, on the sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix the pesto, goat cheese, cream cheese, shallot, and cayenne pepper sauce.
  • Fill the pepper halves with the pesto and cheese mixture. Sprinkle them with the thyme.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

    Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving of 6)

Calories 172
Total Fat 15G
Protein 4G
Total Carbohydrate 5G
Dietary Fiber 1G