Swaddled Peppers

Cream cheese-stuffed peppers are wrapped in flaky crescent rolls and rolled in Parmesan cheese in this spicy appetizer.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16

Ingredients

4
oz. cream cheese (from 8-oz. pkg.), softened
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon lime juice
8
fresh whole jalapeño chiles
1
(8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
4
oz. fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (1 cup)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix cream cheese, lime peel, cilantro and lime juice until well blended; set aside. Carefully remove stems from chiles; cut each in half lengthwise.* Remove and discard seeds.
  • 2 Unroll dough on cutting board; separate into 8 triangles. From center of longest side to opposite point, cut each triangle in half, making 16 triangles.
  • 3 For each appetizer, spoon 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture into chile half; place chile, cream cheese side down, on dough triangle with point of chile near top point of triangle. Wrap sides of triangle up over chile; pinch to seal. Bring point of triangle down over end of chile to cover; pinch to seal.
  • 4 In separate shallow dishes, place melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Dip each dough-wrapped chile into butter; roll in cheese to coat. Place on sprayed cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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