Roasted Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

19 Comments » | Posted by Dirty Girls on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009


Welcome to Dirty Gourmet! This is the endeavor of three girls that have been lucky enough to spend most of the last 4 months camping, cooking, and creating this blog. After several camping trips, we have already developed a strong team with a surprisingly high level of productivity for a group of silly girls. We now finish each others’ sentences and even accidentally purchased identical gifts for each other this Christmas.

For the ringing in of the New Year, we have invited our friends beach camping to celebrate the launch of this site and to show off a few of our favorite creations. Here’s the full menu:

  • Roasted Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
  • Kale and Black Eyed Pea Salad
  • Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine
  • Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
  • Smöres-gåsbord (the ultimate smores buffet)

We are unveiling only one recipe at a time. In the coming days, we will be posting the other recipes, and should have some fun photos and stories to share from the party.

It is time for those New Year’s resolutions, and one should definitely be eating great food no matter where you may find yourself (hopefully somewhere exotic and inspiring)! Our goal is to be a resource for you along the way.

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Our first recipe is a fun appetizer version of stuffed peppers. They are the epitome of what Dirty Gourmet is about, throwing dainty fresh finger foods directly into the campfire. This is a recipe that is versatile enough for almost any setting. It can be made with very few ingredients and requires only a pocketknife as a utensil. The use of the campfire for roasting peppers brings out an otherwise unobtainable smokiness that will surely satisfy the need for munching during the always-too-long wait for dinner.

Roasted Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Yield4 servings

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Timeabout 30 minutes

Activity GuideBike Touring, Backpacking, Car Camping

Ingredients

  • 16 mini bell peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, such as basil, sage, or thyme
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Tools

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Firewood or Coal
  • Matches
  • Plastic Bag (optional)
  • Knife

Method

  1. Cut a slit lengthwise in each pepper down 1 side.
  2. Combine cream cheese and herbs in a zip-top plastic bag. Cut off 1 corner of the bag. Pipe cheese mixture into each pepper to fill with as much of the cream cheese mixture as will fit. Alternatively, you can combine the cheese and herbs in a bowl and stuff the peppers with your fingers or a small spoon. Press the slit edges together.
  3. Center the filled peppers on top of a piece of foil, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Fold over the foil to create a packet, making sure to seal the seams tightly.
  4. Place the foil packet on a grate over the fire or directly on the embers. Watch them closely, making sure to rotate the packets often. Roast the peppers until they’re lightly browned and the cheese is hot.

19 Responses to “Roasted Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers”

  1. Greg Bartram says:

    As a long time outdoors guy & science teacher, make breakfast in a bag. Used it on trips & as a science demo.

    Ingredients:2 strips of bacon, 1 egg, brown paper bag.

    Protocol: place bacon in form of an X in bottom of brown bag; crack egg & place on bacon strips; blouse bag then twist it closed. Place on grille grate over embers. Takes about 5 minutes to cook.

    Hints/Suggestions: Tie one end of a string on closed bag top, the other to a stick to form a “fishing pole”. Hold bag over coals.

    Taught various classes on combustion using this activity. Have also used it with students @ camps. Try it, quite fun.

    Question: why doesn’t bag burst into flames?

  2. Barbara SS says:

    I bought a bag of the cute colorful peppers and they had a similar recipe, but I wasn’t sure which direction to cut to open them up. Thanks for the pic. I will make a test batch today & plan to take them to Book Club on Monday,

  3. Raven says:

    You may want to mention to take the seeds out of the peppers to those that may not be expert cooks.

  4. CaptainObvious says:

    Tahiti, you’re crazy. Make sure the food hits 165F and you’re fine. A couple biology courses would go a long way for you.

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  6. DCCamper says:

    @tahitiblossom, this is a CAMPING cooking website. Who brings plastic gloves camping?

  7. tahitiblossom says:

    Plastic gloves, please, when preparing food.

  8. Shoshana says:

    I made these last month when I went camping with 3 other people and they were a big hit. I took a shortcut, though, and used onion/chive flavored cream cheese.

  9. aimee says:

    Kerry, you can definitely make these in the oven. Instead of wrapping them in foil, just put them on a baking sheet and into an oven at 375 degrees F. Bake them until the peppers are soft and the cheese starts to ooze out.

  10. Kerry says:

    Can this be done in the oven? Any suggestions on how to make this work?

  11. JimZawadzki says:

    Hungarian Hot: with cream cheese, Mozerella, some provolone, bread crumbs, basil & parsely, some garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil,, How long to bake at what temp?

  12. Charlie says:

    Tony, I remember asking you and Emily about the recipe to these jalapeno poppers back in the CHT days. I remember those stuff peppers to be wrapped with delicious pig. I made them for some friends and they loved it. Glad to see you are now sharing this to the rest of the world!

  13. stacy says:

    Roasted Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers looks so good…yum…

  14. Melinda says:

    What a splendid idea! I will defiantly be checking this out before any camping trips :)

  15. Dirty Girls says:

    Thank you for all the support and compliments. We are excited to share more recipe with you all. If you have any recipes you would like to suggest, let us know!

  16. Wendy says:

    Cool site, photos are gorgeous! I’ll be checking in often May Yan!! Wendy xx

  17. Kimmithy says:

    Great looking site, ladies! I love the tree and the birds. More recipes and pretty pictures please.

  18. Nicky nunu says:

    Congrats on the launch! Looks great. I’m going to try this recipe tonight. Camping and bouldering in bishop area. Dirty gourmet rules!

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