Creamy Stuffed Peppers

Creamy Stuffed Peppers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Choose sweet or hot pepper then stuff with cream cheese, green onions and chipotle chile peppers to make these delicious poppers.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 12 miniature sweet peppers and/or fresh jalapeño chile peppers (see Tips)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • ½ to 1 canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped (see Tips)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
  • Very thin strips fresh jalapeño chile pepper (see Tips) (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the pepper seeds and ribs. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together cream cheese, green onions, chipotle pepper, salt and black pepper. Gently stir in the tomato.
  3. To serve, spoon the cream cheese mixture into the pepper halves. If desired, top with very thin strips jalapeno chile pepper.
  • Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
  • To make ahead: Prepare as above through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Serve as above.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 4 pepper halves
  • Per serving: 112 calories; 9 g fat(5 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 696 IU vitamin A; 48 mg vitamin C; 54 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 184 mg sodium; 201 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 vegetable

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