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Yellow Bell Or Sweet Banana Pepper Botanas


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  • 12 sweet banana peppers (or 6 very small yellow bell peppers)
  • 1 container ricotta cheese - (24 oz) thoroughly drained
  • 2 large garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 teaspoon crushed tabasco chile (or 1 tspn red pepper flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup coarsely-chopped toasted pecans for garnish


Servings 12


Step 1

Wash and split the pepper lengthwise. Remove all seeds and veins. Set aside.

Blend the ricotta, garlic, Gorgonzola, tabasco chile, and orange juice in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk. Season with salt.

Fill the pepper halves with the cheese mixture and garnish with the toasted pecans. Serve cold. (Note: This recipe can be made up to 8 hours prior to serving.)

This recipe yields 12 to 24 botanas.

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