Sweet Pepper Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers are one of my party appetizers, so I decided to make a version for my friends who suffer from acid reflux. These are healthy, easy to make and you won’t have to worry about the burn!

Jalapeño poppers are a popular appetizer at parties, especially when they’re fresh and homemade. Although the poppers are a perfect blend of spices and a creamy filling, the spiciness may not be ideal for some people. I put a low-spice twist on my classic Cheesy Baked Jalapeño Poppers recipe. These Cheesy Stuffed Mini Peppers are perfect for anyone with a low spice tolerance or acid reflux. If you want a healthy snack for children, this is a great option! It is a quick and easy recipe that will serve your party justice. With the Superbowl coming up soon, you might want to have this recipe under your belt. It is great finger food for a party and is perfect for when you’re not sure if the guests have a high spice tolerance. Better safe than sorry!

What is Acid Reflux? What causes it?

People that struggle with acid reflux often find themselves suffering from heartburn. I personally have close friends and family members who struggle with the dilemma of enjoying their favorite foods while avoiding triggers for their acid reflux. Stomach acid rises causes a burning sensation in the chest which can be uncomfortable. Acid Reflux is very common and some people suffer more severely and often than others. Mini Sweet peppers are a great substitute for jalapeños for those of you that deal with heartburn. In fact, there is research that shows people with heartburn should eat more food with antioxidants. What are some things that are antioxidant-rich? You guessed it right! Bell peppers! They are not as acidic as other peppers and they don’t contain capsaicin which is what causes acidity in most cases. That being said, every stomach is different, so you have to find foods that work best for your gut health!

Where can I buy them?

You can buy these mini sweet peppers at any local grocery store or farmers’ market. I usually like to buy them from Costco or Walmart! Use whatever you have available.

The Ingredients

This is one of those recipes that had very few ingredients, so each ingredient you use matters. I love to add my homemade low sodium taco seasoning to these poppers. The perfect blend of spices that bring out the flavors in any dish is a perfect addition to this already tasty treat. There is a special ingredient in my recipe that makes it stand out from many of the pre-packaged store-bought one. Besides, once you make it, it lasts for a while so you can use it for other recipes too!

One of my favorite things to add to this recipe is the Light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges. Since it is lower in fat, some of my friends find it’s easier on the gut & triggers their acid reflux less! The cheese is beautifully creamy and super light. It is the perfect ingredient to add to this recipe in the place of traditional cream cheese. You can find this tasty addition at any local supermarket: Walmart, Sams Club, Costco, etc.

What You Will Need

  • 12 mini peppers
  • 1 Package of Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges (light)
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Taco Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cheese
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Not Spicy Mini Pepper Poppers

  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Jalapeño Poppers are one of my party appetizers, so I decided to make a version for my friends who suffer from acid reflux. These are healthy, easy to make and you won’t have to worry about the burn!


  • 12 Mini Sweet Peppers

Creamy Filling

  • 8 Light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
  • 1 tbsp Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning (I make it at home!)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • ½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. Prepare the Peppers : Cut the peppers in half lengthwise (from the stem, downwards). Use a spoon to scoop out all the seeds.
  2. Make the Creamy Filling : In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients under “Creamy Filling” and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Assemble the Poppers : Place the peppers on a baking sheet with the cut open side face up. Use a spoon to fill the peppers with the creamy filling. Sprinkle it with cheese. 
  5. Airfry or Bake for 30 minutes or under the breadcrumbs turn golden brown and the creamy filling is bubbling.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baked

Keywords: game day, superbowl, healthy, thanksgiving, friendsgiving, apps, calorie, appetizer, protein

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