Prosciutto and Provolone-Stuffed Long Hot Peppers

Outside in my garden, we have a large bush flourishing with long hot peppers. I have fried quite a few, but needed to something different.  Thinking back to one of my favorite restaurants, I remembered an appetizer I had.  Long hots stuffed with provolone cheese and prosciutto ham.  So, I decided to try making my own.  Let me tell you. They are delicious.

First things first.  These are HOT.  Some aren’t, but mine are.  I suggest you do a taste test before preparing.  If they are too hot, remove all of the seeds and the ribs from the pepper by cutting off the top and making a slice all the way down one side.  Make sure it’s a side so that the pepper will lie flat on the board.

Next, rub each pepper with some olive oil to aid in the roasting.

I bought a quarter pound of Daniele Prosciutto from the market today.  This is enough to stuff about 10 peppers.  Peel off a piece and tear it to fit in the pepper’s cavity.  Fill each pepper this way.

Next, comes the provolone cheese.  I purchased a block of sharp imported Provolone today and shred it fresh.  I shred about 3/4 cup or so.  Take this and stuff into the peppers.

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay the peppers on it.  Cook in oven, upper rack, for about 20 minutes or until peppers start to wrinkle.  The cheese will be melted before this.  Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Grab a hunk of Italian bread and enjoy!


7 responses

  1. Kelley

    Now that is one amazing dish right there!! I have seen stuffed peppers of all sorts, but I have to say this is one that I actually want to try and make… so thank you for posting this one!! I will let you know if mines turns out as good as yours… cross your fingers, toes and tongue for me 🙂

    July 22, 2010 at 1:25 am

    • I will, Kelley! They are really good. Just keep an eye on them when they cook so the cheese doesn’t burn. Let us know how they come out.

      July 21, 2010 at 9:55 pm

  2. Judy

    Dang, girl! Wish I lived closer to you so I could be a taste-tester! Good luck with this new adventure.

    July 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    • I wish the pay was better….

      July 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm

  3. carmine

    My recipe is a little different. I wrap the prosciutto around gorgonzola cheese and then stuff into the pepper. I add the provolone near the end of cooking on top of the pepper and brown. Either way, great ingredients and an awesome appetizer.

    April 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

  4. nick


    October 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  5. nick

    Just had these again last nite..OHHHHHHHHHHHH Yeah

    October 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

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