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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.1
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.2 mg
  • Sodium: 243.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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Cheesy Grilled Banana Peppers

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Cheesy Grilled Banana Peppers

Introduction

These sophisticated popped are stuffed with creamy Gouda cheese, a bit of bacon, and tomatoes. These sophisticated popped are stuffed with creamy Gouda cheese, a bit of bacon, and tomatoes.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 fresh banana peppers
    2 slices cooked bacon
    1 plum tomato, diced
    3 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, diced
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    1/2 cup panko* (Japanese breadcrumbs)

    *You can substitute regular breadcrumbs if need be.

Tips

Serve these as an appetizer or unexpected side dish at your next barbecue!


Directions

Preheat a grill to medium heat.

Wash the peppers and cut off the stems.

Using a small spoon or vegetable peeler, scoop out the seeds.

Combine the remaining ingredients and stuff them into the peppers. Wrap each pepper in a piece of aluminum foil, taking care to cover the tops tightly.

Place the foil packets on the grill so they stand upright, which will keep the filling inside the peppers.

Cook with grill lid closed for 10 minutes.

Serve immediately.





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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Loved, loved, loved this! My husband didn't want to grill so I cooked them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes and they came out so delicous. I used smoked gouda cheese, turkey bacon (I prefer real but that's all I had on hand), and regular Italian bread crumbs. Will make again and again - 12/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    made these in the oven and they were great!! will definitely make again! - 10/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Use hot banana peppers instead of sweet for a little more bite. Good recipe! - 9/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Delis!!!!!!!! My family can not tell it's a lower fat version. These are going with me on Thanksgiving. - 10/31/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    We wrapped them in foil and then placed them in a deep skillet on top of the stove. They cooked on high heat for 10-12 minutes. These were easy and yummy. - 12/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    INCREDIBLE!! I used Cubanelle peppers and didn't wrap them in foil. I made them in the oven 350 for 40 minutes and propped them up on a "foil tent" so they didn't ooze everywhere. Really out of this world! and I forgot the bacon. - 5/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe but i will omit bacon and substitute with sun dried tomatoes, being vegetarian - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    OMG, all of my favorites wrapped into one. I like Texaslynn's substitute for those of us who like a little more spicy. Thanks Chef Meg! - 10/1/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    DH and I loved this recipe! I think we may have missed a seed or two, because we had a few VERY hot bites. We will make it again and again. Is it possible to do this in the oven? - 10/21/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Loved this - made it yesterday, and I wouldn't change a thing! - 10/10/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Substituted Poblano peppers as my wife doesn't like the spice. Excellent taste enjoyed by everyone. Just a little gooey when unwrapping them. - 11/10/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I prefer bell peppers instead, but very tastey. - 7/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    LOVE IT!!!! This version is way, way. waaay better that it's fried sibling. Will be making this again. Can't wait to share with my friends. - 4/18/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe. I substitute the panko for finely cruched rice crackers w/ ground flax.. to satisfy my allergies. - 3/17/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty I used smoked hickory swiss cheese instead of gouda and it was great. My kids liked it as well - 1/30/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We made these for the first time last night and LOVED them! I used super sharp cheddar instead of the Gouda and only put the bacon in my husband's peppers. They were so good! Definitely making them again this week! - 7/7/10

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I do something close to this with jalapeno/Cut them in half,deseed, fill with ff cream cheese, wrap with half slice of turkey bacon, hold together with a toothpick,can be cooked in the oven on 400 for about 30 min or put on grill .If you put on grill watch close as bacon will flare - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I wish I'd had this recipe during summer! I'm holding on to this for next summer! - 10/8/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    OH YUM YUM!! Thanks chef Meg - will definitely be making this regularly - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to cook mine a bit longer this second try so the peppers are so crispy. A hotter grill or longer on the time than 10 cooking minutes were needed. - 8/22/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this thinking it would be quick and easy...not so much. This actually took me the longest to make and my peppers were not cook enough even after 20 minutes on the grill. I may try this again but use the suggestion of putting them in the oven. - 8/20/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent dish!! Used Anaheim peppers for me and bell peppers for hubby. Cooked in oven on 400. Fabulous! I will make again. Oh - also used regular Gouda and low sodium bacon. - 7/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! I used low fat cream cheese instead of gouda (thats all I could find) and it was great! I will definately make this again. - 5/17/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    so 4 peppers make 4 servings...one pepper is 140 cals!? i know everything in moderation...
    i made another recipe before that combined ff cream cheese with bacon bits (jarred) and some low fat shredded cheese. they also come out good if you are fresh out of gouda and real bacon ;) - 10/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were delicious. I wish I had this recipe earlier. I always end up w/ so many banana peppers from one plant. I made it vegetarian by using Morning Star "Bacon."Can't wait to share this one! - 9/12/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. No bacon added. Yummy! I thought I could get away with just tightly wrapping the peppers in foil and laying them on their side to broil in the oven, but I ended up making a big mess. That cheese bubbled right out! Pay attention when the directions say cook standing up!!! :) - 9/7/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great! I used 4 lge Pablano peppers, 3 strips of bacon and 4 wdgs of laughg cow crm cheese, med tomato,3/4 panko crumbs. extremely hot, leftovers were hotter! Too much for me but I served with bulgur & brown rice mix. Next time I will use yellow/orge bell pepper for the size w/ banana pepper chips - 7/12/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with Pablano peppers and Yellow Hots. It was enjoyable but I think I still prefer the cream cheese as opposed to the smoked Gouda. - 7/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and easy! Used banana peppers from my garden and they were HOT! Wasn't expecting that, but the flavor was good anyway. Thanks for a good recipe! - 7/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Too much bread crumbs. Also I would like more heat. Will try with jalepenos next time. - 7/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have made these with very large jalapenos. I like mine SPICY. The problem is that FOR ME, I would want to eat all 4 of them! - 6/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This may be one of the best recipes yet! - 5/19/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great - 5/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has become one of our tailgate specials. Fun to try different types of peppers and cheeses. - 2/10/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. if my family knew it was a diet food they would not eat it! They wanted more! - 2/4/10

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  • Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    great peppers - 12/17/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds DIVINE! Saving to the salivate and prepare folder. Thank You Chef Meg. :~) - 10/31/09

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  • Good
    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so scrumptious! and I love jelopeno poppers but they don't love me! I'll try it with this milder pepper and see if it makes a diff. - 10/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this with jalepenos as this is what I have a surplus of from our garden! - 10/8/09

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  • 1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Holy cow! This recipe sounds awesome. I can't wait to make it. Thank you! Thank you, Chef Meg. - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm a gringo in Mexico and I couldn't find banana peppers so I used a poblano pepper, halved, wrapped tight in tinfoil and baked it in the oven at 425 for 25 minutes. Heavenly! - 11/22/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sound good. Can't wait to try! - 6/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUM! We used a pepper that was like this one because we couldn't find the one it called for. - 11/12/12

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  • These were really good! The recipe made more filling than I could stuff into 7 banana peppers (which was all I had on hand), so we used the extra for salad topping. :-) - 8/22/12

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  • will definetly make again (maybe with another cheese) - 7/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yes, very good. The store didn't have banana peppers, so I just used plain ol' bell pepper. I cut the pepper in half and since it lay flat, I didn't have to wrap it in foil. I did add some salt and herb mixture. I'll make this again, - 7/7/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Real similar to mine. I take jalapenos and cut the top off and scoop out the seeds and membrane, then stuf with neufchatel (cream cheese with less fat and calories. Wrap with 1/2 slice of thin bacon and place in a pan to hold upright and place on grill. Always a big hit at barbeques. - 7/1/12

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  • really good--easy too - 7/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This will be Great for 4th of July. Thank You - 7/1/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't use the bacon...any one use soy crumbles? - 5/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent; made extra stuffing and then stuffed 3 chicken breasts. WOW! - 4/30/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have also done these with spears of string/mozzarella cheese, or cream cheese and cheddar mixed. I've cooked them in the microwave for about 3 minutes or until tender. Quick and YUMMY!!! - 9/26/11

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  • Dont have a grill so broiled and they still were awesome!!!
    - 7/2/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband would likely be unwilling to try these, but it sounds great to me. Can't wait to try them. - 7/1/11

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  • A bit too spicey for us! - 7/1/11

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  • WOW! I baked 'em in a muffin tin, variety of fresh peppers from garden, 1 to 3 peppers to a "muffin" - they baked well at 350- 40 minutes. I see a number of variations and I will sure try using a low fat sharp cheddar next time- then who knows after that! Many possibilities, and me w/many peppers! - 6/22/11

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  • I was looking for a recipe that used banana peppers this summer when I found this. I made this for my grandparents when they came to visit and they loved it! - 11/23/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe - 10/9/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is going in my 'save' file. - 10/6/10

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  • These are a great addition to the appetizer tray for football season. Absolutely delicious!!!! - 9/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How unique - 8/31/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummo! - 8/31/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good! - 8/31/10

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  • These rocked my world...and my neighbors world...and my friend's world..and any world I could spread the word to. Don't skimp on the cheese. The smoked Gouda adds so much. Also, make sure you take some time to get most all the membranes of your peppers out (unless you like them H-O-T) - 8/24/10

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  • great love it - 8/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love all types of poppers around here, so it is always great to find a healthier version. I have been making Rocco Dispirito's version, but these are just as yummy! My next party will have a popper variety platter. - 8/24/10

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  • wow, these were great. will make again and again - 8/5/10

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  • I fell IN LOVE. These were so delicious. Will definitely make over and over and over again! - 7/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow!! Sounds great and will be making these real soon. Yes. Hot peppers would be great also, to be sure. Yummy :>) - 7/24/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These sound delicious. Can't wait to try them! - 7/7/10

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds awesome, I'll have to make them. - 7/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome recipe. I made them for Mothers day and every one loved them. Oh I used jalopeno. - 7/3/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great, I really love fun party food. I can't wait to try them this weekend. - 7/1/10

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A little different but diffidently great. a really nice addition to an outdoor cookout. - 7/1/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome - I will definately try it! - 7/1/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What a treat to add to our Canada Day celebrations! Thank-you. - 7/1/10

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm - 7/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Thanks-can't wait to make! - 7/1/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely do this one. I love stuffed banana peppers.. never thought of filling with cheese. - 6/16/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    making this coming this weekend..hoping it to be a family favorite! - 6/8/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Last years garden gave us too many peppers. Now I know what to do with them this year! - 5/22/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    it seem like a great recipe,I'm going to try it - 5/19/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to make these--I am drooling reading the recipe!! Thanks Chef Meg! - 5/19/10

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yet another alternative! Love these!! - 5/18/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love grilled jalapeno peppers. I think I'll try this recipe with jalapenos instead. Sounds so fabulous for a cookout! - 5/18/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Thse sound AWESOME! I love banana peppers so this is definitely a keeper! - 5/18/10

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great - 5/8/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great - 4/21/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, can't wait to try these on the grill. My family will love these while sitting around the pool, this summer. Thanks Chef Meg. - 3/26/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THESE, MY SON WILL LOVE THEM - 3/19/10

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    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    oooo i have GOT to try this recipe! - 3/19/10

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I will try it. LoreJae - 3/5/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    a use for all those banana peppers I have during growing season... - 3/3/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Bet you can't have just one! Un problemo? - 2/24/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Wow! - 2/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My mouth is watering! Will definitely try these, when the weather gets less wintery. - 2/10/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    left out tomatosmmmm - 2/3/10

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good! Cheese, bacon, tomato, what could be better! - 1/28/10

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  • 0 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW & CHEESY.. SOUNDS REALLY GOOD. WILL TRY IT. ' - 1/17/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm Doin Low carb..so I leave out the panko...and viola!~ perfect - 12/17/09

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