Shish*to Peppers Recipe - Cream Cheese Stuffed (2024)

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published May 17, 2019, updated Apr 15, 2023

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This shish*to peppers recipe is perfect for game day snacks or Cinco de Mayo! Blistered shish*tos, stuffed with cream cheese and salami, then baked. SO delicious!

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Shish*to Peppers Recipe

Shish*tos are like a milder version of Jalapeños and what a better way to serve them than stuffed to the brim with meat and cheese? This Shish*to Peppers recipe is like Jalapeño Poppers – but better!!!

All you need for this Shish*to Peppers recipe is softened cream cheese, chopped salami, garlic powder and some black pepper. Cream it all together and stuff each shish*to pepper.

What’s a shish*to pepper?

They are a small, mild chili pepper, harvested while green, and used especially in Asian cuisine.

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Are shish*to peppers hot?

While most shish*tos are mild in flavor every once in a while you get a spicy one. To me that’s the fun part, never knowing and BAM, the heat elevates for a fantastic, unexpected flavor punch. 🙂

What are shish*to peppers good for?

Grill, pan fry or broil them until they get blistered and serve with cold drinks as an appetizer. I love to stuff them, too. Truly addicting to nibble on!

To cook, I place the tray of them in the middle of the oven and under the broiler they go for 5 minutes. Easy right?

These go quick!

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The outer skin still gets blistered, the salami renders and crisps up and the cheese turns a golden brown.

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  • Pull Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread with Salami
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  • Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread

This Shish*to Peppers recipe is fantastic and I hope you try them out. Perfect for any Game Day, party or snacking. Enjoy!

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Stuffed Shish*to Peppers Recipe

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Shish*to Peppers seem to be everywhere these days and while I do enjoy snacking on them blistered right out of a large cast-iron skillet then sprinkled with salt, these cream cheese and salami Stuffed Shish*to Peppers are my favorite. Makes about 30.

Servings: 6

Prep: 15 minutes mins

Cook: 5 minutes mins

Total: 20 minutes mins

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  • Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Move oven rack to middle of oven and turn broiler on.

  • Dice the salami into small pieces and add to a bowl with the cream cheese. Add the garlic powder and black pepper. Stir to blend thoroughly.

  • Lay the shish*to peppers out on a lined baking sheet and see how they lay. With a small paring knife cut a slit down the side facing up on each one (from below stem to almost the tip).

  • Using a teaspoon, fill the pepper cavity and press sides together to hold cheese salami filling.

  • Spray all of the stuffed shish*tos with cooking spray or olive oil. Place tray in oven and broil for 5 minutes. Shish*to peppers should blister and cheese filling turns a golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 30+ depending on size of shish*to peppers.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: American, Western

Author: Kevin Is Cooking

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Whether in the kitchen or on the grill, you’ll find me cooking American favorites with a love for BBQ, Mexican and Tex Mex. I’m passionate about making tasty food because life’s too short to be bland!

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