Stuffed Peppers

On July 11 I became an aunt again. One of my cousins ​​in Panama and his wife had a beautiful baby boy named Diego Alejandro. All this happened while I was on the beach, so when I got home I started to make a gift for him in cross stitch.

The problem is that I have chosen a very ambitious project that’s taking me longer than expected and I spend most of my free time embroidering and trying to finish it before the child goes to college. So far this is my progress.

Almost there!

Last week another nephew was born, this time in Madrid. And when I finish with the gift for Diego I have to start with something for little Javier… Maybe I have to change this blog to a cross stitch blog, so at least I’ll have something to write about…

I know what you are thinking, “it takes 9 month for kids to arrive, so why not start before they were born?” Well, I was busy with this “little” project for my son Fernando. See? Busy, busy, busy…besides, I like to live in the edge 😉

He’s a huge Mickey’s fan

Today’s recipe is very simple. All you need to do is gather the ingredients, mix and fill. Perfect for a quick dinner or as a starter.

Piquillo peppers are very typical of Spain and the good thing is that normally they are preserved in oil for sale, so we can find them throughout the year and almost anywhere. Its name is derived from the Spanish word for “little beak” because of their form.

They are grown in Lodosa, a municipality of Navarre. Very versatile, they can be filled with many things (meat, chicken, fish, seafood, rice …) and may be served cold or hot.

One good idea is to stuff them with cheese as I show you today.

Peppers stuffed with goat cheese, olives and raisins


  •  200 g whole piquillo pepper in oil (7 or 8 units)


  • 50 g black olives, pitted and chopped
  • A few raisins chopped
  • 200 g goat cheese
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • Salt and pepper


Put the chopped olives and raisins in a bowl and mix with the cheese, garlic and a tablespoon of oil from the peppers. Season to taste and proceed to fill the peppers with the help of a teaspoon. Keep them in the fridge until firm, one or two hours, before serving.

The garlic flavor is very strong with one clove, so I recommend that you add half of it and taste it first, then decide if you want more or not. Raisins add some contrast to this recipe, highlight the flavor of goat cheese and soften the garlic taste.


40 Replies to “Stuffed Peppers”

  1. WOW! This is great post… I loved it so much 🙂 First of all congratulations for new baby and his parents. You did amazing works for him… fascinated me. And this recipe is amazing, we have stuffed pepper recipes but not like this one, I loved it… especially with red pepper and cheese should be so delicious. Thank you dear Giovanna, have a nice weekend, love you, nia

  2. FIrst and foremost, congratulations!!!! YAY for the Little Ones. 3 cross stitch projects at once. You don’t need more time, you need more hands! Stuffed peppers are a real treat. Fill them with cheese and I want some. These sound very tasty, Giovanna. What time should I come for dinner?

    1. Hi John!
      I can imagine it is a bit difficult to find certain items up there, but I maybe some other kind of pepper may work just as fine.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  3. Love the cross stitch story you are painting: have given my x-stitching away for latch-hooking when [if ever these days] I have time. Love the pepper recipe ’cause have never stuffed them without a grain base – this looks delightful 🙂 !

    1. Thanks Eha!
      I love x-stitch, always have a project at hand 🙂 and the recipe is perfect for the summer, because we don’t need to turn on the stove (is too hot for that!!)

  4. Sounds yummy! I know garlic is strong, but I love it.
    The cross stitch projects are beautiful. It has been one of my passions and have done quite a few, even very ambitious, pieces as yourself. I find it enjoyable.

    1. Hi Fergiemoto!
      Thanks a lot for your comment 🙂
      I love to do cross-stitch, is relaxing and I have developed the ability to X-stich and watch TV at the same time 😉

  5. What a wonderfully refreshing idea with the peppers! Sounds like a great combo! And great job with all your projects. They look adorable and I’m sure the children will love them!

    1. Thank you Stefanie! 🙂
      I’m finally done with the rabbits and now I’m back with Fernando’s towel 😉
      I have to remember to take a picture before sending it to Panama, so I can show you.

  6. I am so impressed that you write this stuff in Spanish and English. I read the first one in Spanish and then noticed that I was reading a translated version again. I can barely get mine done in one language! Very very nice. 🙂

  7. These would be great as an appetizer. Thanks for inspiring my blog post about stuffed peppers around the world. I have linked to your site!

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