shrimp rangoon mini bell pepper appetizer
Print Recipe
4.65 from 14 votes

Shrimp Rangoon Mini Bell Peppers Appetizer

This cheesy Shrimp Rangoon Mini Bell Pepper appetizer is a party favorite! Stuffed with sweet shrimp and tasty Gouda cheese, your guests will gobble these up.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Keyword: new years eve appetizer, party appetizer
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 15 mini bell peppers , sliced in half, seeds and pith removed
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp , peeled, tailed removed, de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz cream cheese , room temperature (full fat is best, but light cream cheese works too)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Gouda or white Cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • olive oil spray or extra olive oil for brushing the baking sheet

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a large baking sheet with olive oil spray or brush with olive oil. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, and cook the shrimp over high heat for 2 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.   
  • Roughly chop the cooked shrimp into small pieces.
     
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chopped shrimp, room temperature cream cheese, chopped green onions, and lime juice. Mix well. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
       
  • Fill each bell pepper half with about 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture, pressing the filling down gently to fill the bell pepper. Place the mini bell peppers on the baking sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of shredded cheese on each mini pepper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350F. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg