Gypsy Peppers Stuffed With Fromage Blanc

Gypsy Peppers With Cheese
Andrews McMeel
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
297 Calories
22g Fat
5g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 755mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 19g
Calcium 275mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This wonderful stuffed pepper recipe comes from Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. The recipe calls for Gypsy peppers (also called bull's horn peppers) but any frying pepper will work. We stuff the peppers with Fromage blanc, ricotta, or fresh goat cheese (or a combination of) and fresh herbs.  Very simple and fast to prepare but the flavor is astounding!


  • 4 gypsy peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups Fromage blanc, ricotta, or fresh goat cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 F.

  2. Rub the peppers with olive oil, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until the skin is blistered and the flesh is soft. Remove from the oven and let cool to the touch.

  4. Peel the peppers, being careful to remove the skin around the stems, leaving the stems in place.

  5. Make a lengthwise slit into each pepper and remove the seeds.

  6. Sprinkle the peppers with more salt and pepper.

  7. Decrease the oven temperature to 375 F. Oil a baking sheet.

  8. For the filling: Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.

  9. Gently spoon 1/4 cup of the filling into each pepper. Place the peppers, seam side down, on the prepared pan.

  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the peppers are puffed and the filling is set.

  11. Serve warm.

Reprinted with permission from Organic Marin: Recipes from Land to Table (Andrews McMeel 2008). (Buy from Amazon)