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Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Goat cheese stuffed peppadews wrapped in prosciutto are a great holiday appetizer that can be prepped ahead. They come together in just 15-minutes, are simple to prepare with just three ingredients, and are gluten-free.

Serving platter with goat cheese stuffed peppers with a bowl of peppers and appetizer forks.

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For those of you that do not like goat cheese, I’m really sorry. Once again I’m sharing with you a festive appetizer featuring this most delicious cheese. There’s just something about it that screams holiday season at me.


What’s to love about this recipe?


  • It’s quick and simple! With just three ingredients required (plus one optional ingredient), 15-minutes of your time, and minimal effort these goat cheese stuffed peppers are a breeze to prepare.
  • It’s a great holiday appetizer! The bite sized serving size and elevated ingredients make these stuffed peppers perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years celebrations. Because they are so simple to prepare they are a great choice when you’re in a pinch. Or to save time the day of, they can be prepared ahead of time.
  • They’re delicious! The sweet peppadew peppers with the tangy, earthy goat cheese and salty prosciutto is a delectable combination that pairs well with a glass of wine.
Tray of peppers stuffed with goat cheese with forks, a bowl of peppadew peppers, parsley, and a bottle of balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients (+ notes & substitutions)


Ingredients for prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed peppadews (see recipe card).
  • Peppadew peppers: Peppadew is actually the brand name for the pickled Juanita or piquanté peppers that are sold by an South African food company titled Peppadew International. Mild and hot versions of these sweet bite sized red peppers are available. I had difficulty finding them locally so I had to turn to Amazon to purchase them. I have included a link below should you run into the same problem. One 14-ounce jar will be plenty, leaving you with about a quarter to a third of a jar leftover. Keep in mind that the size of the peppers does vary slightly so the quantity may differ somewhat.
  • Goat cheese: I used plain goat cheese but feel free to experiment with other flavors. I found that it was easier to work with when taken right out of the refrigerator when ready rather than allowing it to warm and soften. If you want to try this recipe but can’t stomach goat cheese, you could sub for either Boursin cheese or even cream cheese.
  • Prosciutto: I realize that not all packages of prosciutto are created equally so some adjustments may need to be made. The brand I purchased came in six slices totally three ounces. I was able to cut each of the six pieces into fours for a total of 24 slices.
  • Balsamic vinegar: Although optional, I suggest drizzling some balsamic vinegar on the stuffed peppers just prior to serving.

How do you make prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed peppadews? (+ tips)

  1. Use a sharp knife to slice the prosciutto lengthwise into 1/2 to 1-inch strips. Prosciutto is very delicate so take your time and be gentle with it.
  2. Fill the peppadews with the goat cheese. Each pepper should hold 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese, give or take. I find the easiest way to fill them is to use your fingers to shape the goat cheese into a ball and then gently push it in. Since there is some variation in the size of the peppers, some may end up with slighly more or less than 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese.
Peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese on a plate.

3. After you have stuffed all of the peppers, it is time to wrap them. Drape a slice of prosciutto over the top of the pepper then wrap it around the sides. This step does not require perfection by any means. Thankfully, the prosciutto is malleable and sticky so even if it does tear, which can happen quite easily, you should be able to make it work. If you are unable to completely wrap the pepper, don’t worry about it but do try to wrap the top and sides, leaving the bottom naked if needed.

4. To serve, transfer the goat cheese stuffed peppers to a serving tray and if desired, drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


How to store


These peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese will keep for up to four days if refrigerated in an airtight container.


Peppadew peppers stuffed with goat chese on a blue serving platter with bowl of peppers in background.
Stuffed peppers in a tray.

More holiday appetizers featuring goat cheese:


  • Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini w/ Prosciutto & Cranberry Sauce: Topped with prosciutto and cranberry sauce, these whipped goat cheese crostini are the perfect festive appetizer to serve this Thanksgiving or Christmas. With only a handful of ingredients, they are easily prepared in just 20 minutes.
  • Goat Cheese Log w/ Bacon Date Jam: Inspired by a favorite holiday appetizer, this goat cheese log with bacon date jam provides the same satisfaction as bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese but is so much easier. It comes together in just 20-minutes and is naturally gluten-free.
  • Goat Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip w/ Leeks: This easy one-skillet goat cheese spinach artichoke dip with leeks is made with fresh ingredients, four kinds of cheese including cream cheese, goat cheese, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella, and takes only 20-minutes. Naturally gluten-free.

If you make these prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed peppadews I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll!

Goat cheese peppadew peppers on tray with bowl of peppers and a stack of forks.

Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Goat cheese stuffed peppadews wrapped in prosciutto are a great holiday appetizer that can be prepped ahead. They come together in just 15-minutes, are simple to prepare with just three ingredients, and are gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces prosciutto
  • 24 peppadew peppers
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling (optional)

Instructions

  1. Use a sharp knife to slice the prosciutto lengthwise into 1/2 to 1-inch strips. Prosciutto is very delicate so take your time and be gentle with it.
  2. Fill the peppadews with goat cheese. Each pepper should hold 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese, give or take. I find the easiest way to fill them is to use your fingers to shape the goat cheese into a ball and then gently push it into the center of the peppers.
  3. After you have stuffed all of the peppers, it is time to wrap them. Drape a slice of prosciutto over the top of the pepper then wrap it around the sides. This step does not require perfection by any means. Thankfully, the prosciutto is malleable and sticky so even if it does tear, which can happen quite easily, you should be able to make it work. If you are unable to completely wrap the pepper, don't worry about it but do try to wrap the top and sides, leaving the bottom naked if needed.
  4. To serve, transfer the goat cheese stuffed peppers to a serving tray and if desired, drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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