I’m not a huge fan of banana peppers but my dad gave me some of his extra plants and I ended up with a bunch of banana peppers. We’ve been eating some, but I figured the best way to eat something you don’t really like is to cover it in cheese.
Cheesy Banana Pepper Spread
5 banana peppers chopped
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheese
2 heels of bread (for breadcrumbs)
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds. Add in chopped banana peppers and 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Mix well. Top with final 1/2 cup cheese, bread crumbs, and black pepper. Drizzle olive oil over top and bake at 250° for about 10 minutes.
It’s a really good spread on crackers, but we think it would go great with seafood. Possibly chopped up shrimp in it as a sort of shrimp salad type thing. You could also use more peppers or different types of peppers. I don’t have a great picture, but it really was good.