My easy sausage stuffed mini sweet peppers are the perfect game day appetizer or holiday party finger food.
Whether you’re hosting a Big Game party at your home or just enjoying the game with your own crew, this incredible appetizer recipe featuring delicious Hatfield Sweet Italian Ground Sausage will be a crowd favorite.
I’d like to thank Hatfield for sponsoring this recipe.
My favorite part about these sausage stuffed mini peppers is how simple they are to make on game day or any time.
You’ll be pre-roasting your mini sweet peppers to soften them a bit, and then it’s really just a matter of combining a few quality ingredients.
Speaking of quality, the star ingredient in these stuffed peppers is really the Hatfield Quality Meats Recipe Essentials Sweet Italian Ground Sausage.
I love the flavor of this sausage and it does most of the work towards making this recipe taste amazing.
Every year when the Big Game rolls around I tend to default to a few tried-and-true recipes.
You know which ones I’m talking about—the same old, same old—wings and pizza. Instead of getting stuck in a boring game day recipe rut, why try my sausage stuffed mini sweet peppers or one of the outstanding recipes featured on the Hatfield Quality Meats Big Game page?
Hatfield Quality Meats even has an interactive build-your-own game day playbook on the site where you can get simple meal recipes customized to your game-day event.
Let’s face it, no one wants to be busy with complicated dishes on game day. It’s why these sausage stuffed mini sweet peppers are one of my favorite appetizers.
It’s also why Hatfield Quality Meats are among my favorite stress-free ingredients.
If you like your Big Game appetizers on the spicy side, you could easily recreate this recipe using jalapeños using the same ingredients and instructions. That actually sounds really scrumptious and I plan to give this variation a whirl the next time I make the recipe at home!
Honestly, if you’ve been scouring the web for some amazingly flavorful sausage and cream cheese stuffed peppers, you’re going to go wild for this recipe. I usually have to make two sheets of them to keep my football fans happy on game day.
They are THAT good!
Be sure to pin this recipe so you don’t forget about it, and remember, you don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy all of the fun, food, and festivity of the Big Game. Just grab a bite of my fabulous sausage stuffed peppers and enjoy the day!
What are you making for the Big Game?
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Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
- 16 ounce bag mini sweet peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. Hatfield Quality Meats Recipe Essentials Sweet Italian Ground Sausage
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dry parsley
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup shredded 3 cheese blend (parmesan, romano & asiago, or, just use parmesan) cheese, extra for topping
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Wash your sweet peppers and cut each one in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact. Be sure to lay each pepper down to see which way to cut, ensuring they will lay flat on your baking sheet. Remove seeds and membranes. Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto a large baking sheet. Place peppers on the sheet and toss to coat in olive oil. Turn all peppers cut sides up, salt lightly and bake for 6 to 8 minutes to soften.
- Crumble and thoroughly cook the Hatfield Sweet Italian Ground Sausage. Drain grease and set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl mix together the room temperature cream cheese, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper and the shredded cheese. Stir sausage into the mixture and combine well.
- Spoon the sausage and cheese mixture into the pepper halves. Sprinkle with extra cheese to your taste and bake your sausage stuffed sweet peppers for 5 to 7 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy while warm!
80 Comments on “Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers”
Can these be made a few hours ahead of the game time?
I make these all the time now. My husband and I love them. I use chorizo, jalapeno cheddar sausage and different flavors so good.
Great recipe. I put mine on the grill over pecan until the filling melts and the peppers are
cooked somewhat. Really good.
We had burgers and nachos.
I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/835988201386967040
I am making BLT Salad for the Big Game. It is oh so delicious: 110 oz. ala dente mini Farfalle pasta, 4 cups mayonnaise, 2.5 cups sour cream, 6 oz. peas, 9 oz. chopped celery, 11.5 oz. real bacon bits, 22 oz. chopped tomato (roma), 12.5 oz. lettuce. Mix until consistent. serve over medium crusted toast, or crackers. If you want a kick, add a jalapeno on top of each sandwich.
Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/835969919657345024
I didn’t do anything special for the big game. My focus is always on the game, not the food so it was just chips and dip.
We had meatball, veggie pizza and a few other appetizers.
I made pizza for the game.
tweet entry https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/835733349842890752
Sweepstakes entry- We had nachos, pizza & sub sandwiches
I will make tacos. Thanks for the nice giveaway!
I shared your pretty Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers and the Hatfield promotion on Twitter:
My spouse was away the week of the “Big Game,” so I was on my own. And as it turned out, I actually forgot the game was on for most of it! I didn’t make myself any special foods, but I did enjoy some nice homemade yogurt that I flavored with honey and spiked with granola for some crunch, so I did have a tasty treat.
I am making smoked wings and some homemade sauces to dip them in!
I am so making this! I made a pot of Caldo de Res.
I made spicy bean dip and white chocolate/coconut brownies.
We usually like to make cheesy nachos for game day. The family loves it.
westiemks5 at yahoo dot com
I made pizza and wings
I made hot wings, reuben dip and the best veggie dip!
We had 3 varieties of chicken wings (Honey bbq, General Tso’s and Buffalo) with celery, carrots and green onions along with ranch or blue cheese dressing .
We had pizza and wings and lots of snack foods.
I made meatballs, chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. Thanks so much.
tweeted – https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/830644656203456512
I didn’t make anything – I bought a sub sandwich :)
I made 2 different kinds of homemade pizza and a veggie platter with homemade dips and salsa.
Cheesy beef nachos! Yum!
cshell090869 at aol dot com
I made some yummy hot wings and 7 layer dip on game day.
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I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/829044367616786433.
I made pizza for the kids and I, my wife had to work this year and missed the first few quarters. I had anchovies on my pie and the kids had a cheese pizza and one with pepperoni. I really didn’t care who won, but really enjoyed the ending…What a comeback!
i posted a tweet here:
those look very good – i just made queso dip with tortilla chips for the big game
My kids really love buffalo chicken wings, but we might just do a pizza. I like veggies and dip and lots of salty snacks!
I am making chicken wings and chocolate cupcakes with football designs on them!
We are making chicken sliders and garlic wings.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com
I will be making chicken wings, nachos and chili.
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com
Since it is just me and my husband, we are just having hamburgers.
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I’m afraid. I’m afraid that I could quite literally eat an entire batch of these in a single quarter of football or basketball or whatever the heck might be on TV. Still, kind of obsessed with these and definitely need to try them!
I will make a bread bowl with spinach dip.
We’re making stuffed yams with pork, black beans, cheese, salsa, avocado and sour cream.
I will be making a nacho “pizza”, chicken skewers, cupcakes and homemade hummus!!
tweet – https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/826058656634527744
We are going to make sweet n sour meatballs, cheese and crackers and a taco dip
groogruxking40 @gmail dot com
these look so good! I’ll be making some buffalo chicken meatballs for sure.
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/krisgan07/status/825839038087184384
I am making pulled pork and buffalo chicken dip to take to a friend’s. So excited for the game and the food!
I am making Chicken wings,
These look yummy. I plan to try them, along with the jalapeño version for the braver fans. Thanks for the idea. It goes along with our usually Mexican food leaning menu. Chili, 7 layer dip, Fritos. Like that.
I am making chicken wings.
I am making Buffalo chicken dip and loaded potato skins.
Your appetizer looks so healthy and delicious! I am making I am making Chicken wings, nachos, and brownies for the Super Bowl.
I’ll be making wings.