Nearly everyone loves poppers but sometimes you might want to indulge in a lighter version. These poppers are made with baby bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, garlic scallion, fat free cheeses and a small amount of whole wheat panko bread crumbs.
These poppers are easy to make and you just throw them in the oven and in about 10 minutes they are done.
I do note that peppers always differ in size and also in heat so your portion and your heat of popper might differ. I recommend Adding the chopped jalapeño last so you can judge how much heat you want. You might want more or you might want less heat.
Ingredients for about 12 servings (about 4 poppers per serving)
24 baby bell peppers
7 oz fat free shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz fat free cream cheese
4 jalapeños remove stems and mince (*note this ingredient you might want to add at the end so you can control the heat)
1 garlic clove minced
2 scallion minced
1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
optional fresh ground salt and pepper for finishing
Set your oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut each bell in a diagonal removing ribs and seeds.
Put peppers to the side.
Mix up your cheeses, with jalapeños, garlic and scallions
and with a butter knife fill each pepper half.
Now dip them lightly in the panko.
Set your peppers on the baking sheet and place in your 400 degree F oven. They will be done in about 10 minutes. When you pull them out add some fresh ground salt and pepper if desired.
Here are your next to fat free skinny baked poppers! You can eat a bunch they are very light and tasty. They don’t drip because of the fat free cheeses and you get just enough crumbs to be happy. The scallions and garlic help to add flavor to cover the fat free cheeses.
The forking truth is that these aren’t the best popper out there because they aren’t fried and are filled with fat free cheese but they still are TASTY, next to fat free and might be the lowest calorie popper out there.