Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers (Paleo-friendly)

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers via Food by Mars (paleo-friendly)I love me some tapas! If that wasn’t clear already by me having a whole category for it here on the blog… I can remember being in Barcelona and trying stuffed sweet peppers and being in HEAVEN! Well, of course, I recreated that magic but wrapped them in bacon, too. So we have sweet and savory match made in heaven. 

I stuffed these with feta but you can also sub in a non-dairy cheese or another goat cheese if that works for you! Some occasional feta is a treat for me, goat and sheep cheese, in general, don’t bother me at all which is a win. The mini sweet peppers are also a favorite because I am not so into the spicy stuff… and well, bacon has my heart always. These beauties are easy and fun to make with minimal ingredients and will be a real crowd-pleaser for any holiday or gathering. You might want to make extra because they’ll go fast…

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers via Food by Mars (paleo-friendly)

5 from 11 votes
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers via Food by Mars (paleo-friendly)
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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers

This delicious appetizer has the best of everything... sweet AND savory! Wrapped in bacon, these sweet pepper poppers are stuffed with feta (or your favorite dairy-free cheese). Easy to make and fast off the plate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo appetizers, peppers, tapas
Servings: 6


  • Key Tools: 12 toothpicks, baking rack, resealable plastic bag or piping bag


  • 12 mini Sweet Peppers mixed colors
  • ½ cup crumbled feta or non-dairy cheese like Kite Hill Ricotta
  • Pinch dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp+ extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 slices of bacon avoid thick-cut or it’ll take much longer


  • Preheat the oven to 400f degrees and prep a baking rack with tin foil or parchment paper to catch the cheese and bacon fat. Add a baking rack on top and set aside.
  • With kitchen shears or a knife, cut a slit lengthwise in your peppers, you can optionally scoop some seeds out with your fingers but they’re not spicy and can stay if it’s too much trouble. Set prepped peppers aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix crumbled feta or non-dairy cheese, oregano, and slowly olive oil by mashing with a fork until paste forms. You can add less or more olive oil as needed.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture into a resealable plastic bag and snip the corner with scissors.
  • Gently squeeze each pepper to open and pipe in the cheese mixture evenly.
  • Wrap one slice of bacon around each pepper and stick a toothpick, width-wise, catching each side of bacon so it stays put as it cooks and crisps up.
  • Add each pepper to your baking rack and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your liking. You can always broil it carefully as you watch for extra crispy bacon.
  • Once done, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Optionally remove the toothpicks and add your peppers to a serving plate with tongs. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers via Food by Mars (paleo-friendly)

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  • BethSeptember 10, 2020 - 7:49 pm

    Yum! These look out of this world delicious! My husband is going to love these!ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 10, 2020 - 7:58 pm

    Oh I cannot wait to try this. Looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Bless my food by payalSeptember 10, 2020 - 8:09 pm

    A very well articulated post with great pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer AllenSeptember 10, 2020 - 8:42 pm

    I’d eat a shoe if it were wrapped in bacon, but these look SO much tastier! I can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasSeptember 18, 2020 - 11:08 pm

      HAHAH truthReplyCancel

  • JeannetteSeptember 10, 2020 - 9:16 pm

    Oh my! What a phenomenal combination! Love the bacon flair to it and it works so well as a party appetiser! Thanks for sharing 😀ReplyCancel

  • Beth SachsSeptember 14, 2020 - 6:19 pm

    Oh my goodness…feta, bacon and sweet peppers. Such an amazing flavour combination.ReplyCancel

  • JordinSeptember 14, 2020 - 6:23 pm

    Wow these look soo delicious! I need to try out this recipe ASAP!! ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasSeptember 16, 2020 - 3:43 pm

      they’re so addicting! you’ll love!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie RobinsonSeptember 14, 2020 - 6:47 pm

    This would be absolutely perfect to serve for game day! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica FormicolaSeptember 14, 2020 - 6:58 pm

    I’m down for anything wrapped in bacon, and these stuffed peppers look incredible!ReplyCancel

  • MarlynnSeptember 14, 2020 - 7:51 pm

    Yum!! These are great appetizers for game days!ReplyCancel

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