Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

Ingredients

3
large red bell peppers
1/8
teaspoon salt
6
slices (1/4 inch thick) fresh mozzarella cheese (about 6 oz)
2
teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place bell peppers on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium-high heat 10 to 13 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until all sides are blistered and charred.
  • 2
    Place peppers in brown paper bag; fold down top. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Carefully peel as much skin from peppers as possible. Cut in half lengthwise; remove stems, seeds and ribs. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 4
    Place 1 slice of cheese in each pepper half; drizzle with oil. Return pepper halves to grill; cook about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Cut each pepper half in half again.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Freshly roasted red peppers have better flavor and texture than roasted peppers from a jar. Peeling the peppers under cool water helps loosen the peels but washes away the smoky-sweet flavor.
  • Roast and peel the peppers in advance; cover and refrigerate them for up to 4 hours. Garnish and grill as directed.
  • To broil bell peppers, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until black and blistered. Continue as directed in recipe; broil 5 minutes longer.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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