Cajun-Stuffed Baby Sweet Peppers

MAKES: 24 SERVINGS
SERVING SIZE: 1 STUFFED PEPPER
MAKES: 24 STUFFED PEPPERS
PREP: 40 MINS
SLOW COOK: 4 HRS (LOW) OR 2 HOURS (HIGH)

 

 

 


Ingredients

1 pound fresh or frozen cooked, peeled crawfish tails, thawed, or cooked peeled shrimp

1/2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon Creole mustard or spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon Old Bay® seasoning or Cajun seasoning

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 pound miniature red, yellow, and/or orange sweet peppers (about 24)

1 23 ounce jar chunky tomato pasta sauce

1/2 – 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

1 small onion, cut into thin wedges

1/4 cup sliced bottled pepperoncini salad peppers

Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Snipped fresh parsley (optional)


Directions
  1. For filling, in a food processor combine the first five ingredients (through garlic). Cover and process with several on and off turns until smooth. Stir in the green onions. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Cut a T-shape slit in one side of each sweet pepper starting horizontally under the stem and then cutting vertically from the center of that cut to the tip of the pepper. Carefully remove and discard seeds, leaving stems intact. Snip one corner of the plastic bag with the filling; carefully pipe filling into peppers. (You may have extra filling.)
  3. For sauce, in a medium bowl combine the next four ingredients (through pepperoncini peppers). Pour half of the sauce into a 6-quart slow cooker. Top with stuffed peppers. Carefully add remaining sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm or low for up to 2 hours. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and/or parsley.

Nutrition Facts (Cajun-Stuffed Baby Sweet Peppers)

Per serving: 55 kcal , 3 g fat (1 g sat. fat , 0 g polyunsaturated fat , 0 g monounsaturated fat ), 25 mg chol. , 187 mg sodium , 4 g carb. , 1 g fiber , 3 g sugar , 4 g pro.