Stuffed Peppadew Peppers and A Firefighter

by kitchenarian on February 24, 2012

This recipe is a winner..


…but before I talk about the recipe, I will tell you a story. I don’t spend a lot of time talking about all the members of my family, with the exception of Sous Chef. But to give you the complete rundown, we are a family of 9 – two adults, three children, three cats and one dog. Well, technically I guess we are four adults and one child since two of my children are legally adults, but who is getting technical? With such a big family, it is inevitable that occasionally someone gets mentioned.

This post is about my oldest son. You remember him? Senior in high school, lacrosse player, duck hunter, pizza eater, firefighting boy. He is a big supporter of The Kitchenarian – he’s an official taste tester and food critic. Every food blogger needs one of those and I am fortunate enough to have several.

Over the course of this past winter, my son has been attending Fire Academy in addition to juggling high school. For six months, two nights a week and every Saturday he would pack up all his firefighter gear and head to class. Last month he graduated from Fire Academy and is a certified firefighter. An accomplishment that our family is quite proud of.

This is where I lead in to the recipe. These stuffed peppers are his newest obsession. I will make 12 of them and he will eat 10 of them. I will make 25 stuffed peppadew peppers, and he will eat 20 of them! Where are the days when he would eat chicken nuggets and leave all the adult food to the adults!

If you need an appetizer recipe that you can just whip up at a moment’s notice and amaze people with, then this is the one. With only two ingredients, this will be one recipe that you will be glad you have. But don’t feed these to your children because they will probably love them and then they will eat them all every time you make them!


Peppadew peppers
1 package of Boursin cheese

Leave the cheese out to soften. The ideal time is from one to two hours. You don’t want it to get too soft. Stuff the cheese in a pastry bag with a large pastry tip and pipe the cheese into the peppers, being careful not to overfill.  Chill until ready to serve.

Kitchenarian Notes:  You could use plain goat cheese, but I love this because it has the addition of garlic and herbs.


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Candy @ Candy Girl February 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

What a great accomplishment! I love hearing stories about teenagers doing good things. As the mother of a teenager myself, I know how challenging a time this can be for them. Unfortunately, we hear too much about the bad stuff they are up to and not enough about the good.

I love stuffing peppadew peppers with goat cheese and topping them with some toasted pine nuts. Yum!


kitchenarian February 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thanks for the sweet comment. It is hard raising children through those teenage years. I am quite proud of my son. I love pine nuts and they would be amazing with this. Thanks for the idea!


Emily @ Life on Food February 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Oh yum! I am always looking for recipes like this one. Quick, easy, and not 100 ingredients.

Give my best wishes to your son. Fire fighters are a special bred of the very best humans. Thank him for us!


Christina G. Smith (@Rvaya) February 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Hi, I’m just curious what is a peppadew pepper? I’m from the US but live in France now and I just can’t place what those little things are. Is there another name for them?


kitchenarian February 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

They are small sweet/spicy peppers also know as piquante peppers.


Karin February 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

How proud you must be. What a wonderful accomplishment indeed.

The stuffed peppadews are served here at parties a lot too. Some people buy them (most supermarkets have them in their assortiment), but I think the home made versions are a lot better. Much more crunch and flavour. Lovely!


LinsFood February 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Well done to your son! Lincoln, my 4 year old (who’s mad on Fireman Sam) is very impressed and says “hi!”. Ok, you’ve got me here, I love peppadews and I love Boursin! I always buy them stuffed in a jar, now it never occurred to me to do it myself! Hallelujah, I see the light! xx


kitchenarian February 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

Tell Lincoln that my sons says “Hi” back. 🙂


JL goes Vegan February 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

You must be so proud! Congratulations to your son…and you!


Steph@stephsbitebybite February 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Congrats to your son!! HOw exciting! And thank him for risking his life to make sure we are safe!! I want to pop the whole bowl of these peppers in my mouth! They look so tasty!


Lacy @ NYCityEats February 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Congratulations to your son! That’s amazing. I love peppadew peppers, I’d finish off what your son had left & I’d be waiting for more! This sounds delicious!


Kay February 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Love these peppers. Small mozzarella balls are great in them too and even quicker to prepare.


kitchenarian February 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

Genius idea! I love the little marinated mozzarella balls. These can truly be made in seconds!!


Cucina49 February 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Those look absolutely delicious. Congratulations on your son finishing his training!


Kiri W. February 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Oh my, these look fantastic! I love Le Boursin, so these should a wonderful treat for me.


Betsy February 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I had some of these last night that had an almond in the bottom, then were stuffed with goat cheese with brown sugar sprinkled on the top then bruleed! They were amazing! I’m definitely going to make some at home. Congrats to your son! What a handsome guy 🙂


kitchenarian February 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

Those sound amazing! I can’t wait to try your version.


Ann February 25, 2012 at 1:11 am

Congratulations to your son…That is a HUGE accomplishment (and he’s a cutie patootie). These stuffed peppers look amazing – and you’re right – I think boursin is perfect! Buzzed!


kitchenarian February 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

Thanks Ann!


Catherine Daugherty February 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Congratulations to your son and the family that has supported him in is great effort and accomplishment. Now encourage him to go on to school and get his fire science degree and then fulfill his passion. It will be a fabulous career and worth all the effort. My dear husband, and culinary consultant, retired after 38 years in the fire service and we are thankful every day for that career choice. Blessings to you all!


El Pasticcio February 26, 2012 at 6:18 am

Congratulations for your son…great recipe, very quick and easy but tasty as well!


Toni @ Boulder Locavore February 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

What a strapping young lad and such a noble pursuit. You must be so proud. That photo is really wonderful. So glad he’s obsessed with stuffed peppers so now we can be too with your great recipe; thank you.


Alicia P. February 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I love Peppadew peppers, so thanks for this recipe!

Also, God bless your son, as well as all the men and women who work so hard at keeping their communities safe–it really is under-appreciated, difficult, personal-commitment work.


Liz February 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

You must be so proud of your son! I know I am 🙂 And as the mother of a senior in high school boy as well, I know how voracious their appetites can be! Nick is a good taste tester as well!

PS…congrats on the Top 9!


Kim Bee February 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Congratulations to your son. That is such a wonderful accomplishment. Handsome lad in his gear too.

This recipe looks so good. My bunch would go crazy for these. Congrats on top 9!


Lisa February 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Wow! How proud you must be of your son. My husband and I raised 4 boys, and I am proud of each and every one of them. It always helped when people complimented me on them, and still does. Congratulations.


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Congrats to your son and family on that amazing accomplishment! These peppers look delish and I love Boursin too!


Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) February 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Super cute and tasty recipe, and super cute son 😉


Kita February 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I have never had a stuffed pepper like this before, I have to give it a try. And congratulations to your son. I can’t imagine how proud he must be right now.


aliciaW.C. March 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I’m so sorry to be the ignorant girl in the kitchen but what are peppadews? The look fantastic, especially if the peppers are hot! Had them in Northern Greece but can’t find the peppers anywhere and they were filled with a creamy feta spread. Tell me they’re hot!! BTW, your boy is darling! Boys are just the best!


kitchenarian March 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

They are not hot, but rather sweet and spicy. They are also known as piquante peppers. I have had the spicy peppers before stuffed with feta cheese. Those are delicious too! I think the ones you speak of are kardoula peppers, grown only in Greece. I love peppers stuffed with delicious cheeses!


Captain113 March 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

The peppers look like what I would like. I will certainly try them. I saw on one of your posts (chili) that you live in VA. Retired in 1988 as Captain in Alexandria Fire Department. Your son is to be very proud of his dedication and accomplishments. What department?


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