Possibly one of the easiest, tastiest, low carb/keto appetizers you can make. Spicy Blue Cheese Mini Sweet Peppers have only 3 ingredients, take minutes to make and disappear even faster. Mini sweet peppers are stuffed with blue cheese, broiled until melted and topped with your favorite hot sauce. Don’t they look elegant enough for entertaining?

A yellow mini sweet pepper stuffed with blue cheese and topped with hot sauce

This recipe was inspired by my Spicy Blue Cheese Potato Chips. All the same ingredients except I swapped the potato chips for mini peppers so if you are eating a low carb/keto diet, you can enjoy them too.

I love the bags of mini sweet peppers that are available right now. I snack on them raw, I roast them and blend  with fresh basil to make a sauce, slice and add to Summer Greek Pasta Salad and currently, these tasty bites are my new favorite way to eat them.

Cutting a mini pepper lengthwise

Instead of cutting the peppers in half, I like to slice of a little of pepper lengthwise to make more of a ‘cup’ which keeps the cheese in place. Find which side of the pepper will make it lay flat. Cut away the opposite side, just in front of the stem (see picture above) and remove the seeds. Keep the part you cut away for salads or snacking. Fill with blue cheese and broil (or put under the grill if you’re in the U.K) until melted.

A mini sweet pepper sliced open with the seeds removed

Cheese Choices

You don’t have to use blue cheese if you don’t like it. Goat cheese, mozzarella, jalapeño jack, cheddar, pretty much any cheese will work.

Hot Sauce Choices

There are so many hot sauces available now so you can spice this up as much as you want using your favorite.

Spicy Blue Cheese Mini Sweet Peppers for Entertaining

Perfect for last minutes guests popping in because they can be made so quickly and easy to make in larger batches. You can even prepare them the day before, cover and refrigerate then broil when you need them.

A closeup of a yellow mini sweet pepper filled with melted blue cheese and hot sauce

If you’ve made these Spicy Blue Cheese Mini Sweet Peppers or any other recipe leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers!

Yield: 12

Spicy Blue Cheese Mini Sweet Peppers

7 Sweet mini peppers on a serving board garnished with greens

Sweet mini peppers are filled with blue cheese, broiled until melted and topped with your favorite hot sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 12 mini Sweet peppers
  • 3/4 cup (5 ounces/141 grams) crumbled blue cheese
  • Your favorite hot sauce


  1. Preheat broiler (or oven grill) and place oven rack at the highest setting.
  2. Test each pepper to see on which they will lie down level so when they are filled, they wont roll. Slice lengthwise a piece of pepper from the opposite side (refer to the pictures). Remove the seeds.
  3. Place the peppers on a large baking pan and fill each with blue cheese crumbles. Place them under the broiler for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove and drizzle with your favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 294mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.