Shrimp Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
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Spicy peppers stuffed with seasoned shrimp, salsa and cheese.
Serves: 4 Stuffed Peppers
  • 4 Anaheim Peppers
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. onion, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz shrimp, uncooked, peeled, devained
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼. tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese,fat free
  • ¼ cup Mexican Blend Cheese, light, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. salsa (your favorite kind)
  • ½ oz. cojita cheese
  1. Bring about 6 cups of water to a boil Add peppers, and cook until soften, about 6 minutes. Take peppers out and let them cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray or line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set a side.
  4. Meanwhile in a frying pan add cooking spray, olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook until softened about 3 minutes. Add shrimp, black pepper and paprika; cook until no longer pink. Let mixture slightly cool.
  5. In a bowl, add cream cheese, Mexican cheese and salsa, mix well. Add shrimp mixture to cheese. Mix until combined. Note: If your shrimp is large, cut into bite size pieces.
  6. Carefully cut the the pepper down one side of the pepper, leaving about an inch from the stem. With a spoon carefully scrape out the seeds in the pepper. Stuff peppers with shrimp and cheese mixture, sprinkle with Cojita Cheese. Place on prepared baking dish and roast in oven for 10 minutes.
Calories per pepper: 154, Fat: 4.1, Cholesterol: 119, Sodium: 322, Potassium: 114, Carbs: 8, Fiber: .01, Sugar: 5.1, Protein: 17.8
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Serving size: 1 Pepper
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