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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Banana Peppers

Last month I was on a big 'banana pepper' kick. I was craving them and even had a banana pepper dip three different times as I couldn't get enough. I added them to our cheesy potatoes with ham and put them on deli sandwiches and salads... delicious!

Another idea is borrowing from the jalapeno. Stuffed with cream cheese they are one of my all time favorite appetizers. Stuffed Anaheim peppers with chicken are another favorite. This time we're going to stuff the banana pepper and wrap it with bacon. I never want to share these but eat them all myself!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Banana Peppers


16 Banana Peppers
2 - 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese
16 slices bacon

Slice banana pepper in a tee on one side open up and remove all seeds. Fill with slices of cream cheese and wrap each pepper in a slice of bacon. Place peppers in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees until bacon is crisp. Or broil at the end to hurry the crisping process if you have company waiting!
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