Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese

Looking for a healthy dinner recipe with the familiarity of comfort food? You have to try these Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese!

Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food with a healthy recipe twist! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

I love a good, cheesy recipe. Let’s be honest, cheese just makes everything better! I personally believe that whenever a recipe is missing a little “zing” to simply add parmesan and I always achieve the taste I’m looking for.

Healthy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

I’ve partnered with Armstrong® cheese for this recipe for Chili Stuffed Peppers. My family has been buying Armstrong® cheese for a few years, I love that they started in a “local” community (local being it’s only a few hours away from where I live) and that it’s a BC based company. Armstrong® Cheese is made like how cheese artisans made it many years ago. It’s naturally aged and has been since 1902.

Healthy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Armstrong® cheese has put a new, exciting twist on former cheese favorites. They have now released:

  • Monterey Jack with Jalapeno
  • Garlic and Herb
  • Havarti

I made a recipe for chili stuffed peppers that’s topped with the Monterey jack jalapeno and, you guys, it tastes so darn good. It’s not spicy, so don’t be scared off with the “j word”, it has just enough heat where it adds flavour. It would go really well as a snack on the patio this summer while sipping some Gewurztraminer.

I also bought the Garlic and Herb white cheddar because I thought it would go amazing with a french onion soup recipe, however, my family got to the cheese before I did and there isn’t enough left.

Healthy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Naturally, I lost my cheese grater (how does it always happen when I need it?) so I sliced up the cheese and used my Vitamix to grate it instead. After that, I tossed the peppers in the oven and dealt with my hungry tummy by nibbling on a little (okay, a lot) of the Monterey jack jalapeno cheese.

Randa’s Tip: Can’t find a cheese grater? Use a blender instead and chop it a few times.

You guys, my house smelled so good.

Chili stuffed peppers

Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili! Another amazing chili recipe that would go perfectly with these stuffed peppers is my clean eating chicken chili. If you don’t want a beef based chili, check that one out.

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Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers

Talk about comfort food with a healthy recipe twist! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Ingredients:

  • 6 bell peppers
  • Chili (see below)
  • 2 cups Armstrong® Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese, grated

Chili:

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, scramble fry the ground beef until half way done and then add the onions. Stir until the ground beef is cooked, drain the fat.
  2. Add the rest of the chili ingredients, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  3. While the chili is simmering, take the tops off the bell peppers and scoop out the ribs and seeds. Preheat the oven to 400˚
  4. Scoop the chili into the bell peppers.
  5. Top with Armstrong® cheese and bake for 20 minutes, throwing it on broil at the end for a few minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 pepper

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 385 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 162mg
  • Sodium: 836mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 31g
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Healthy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Get more recipe inspiration at armstrongcheese.ca and don’t forget to check out the Armstrong® Facebook Page. You can find Armstrong® cheese in grocery stores across Canada. 

Disclosure: this recipe for cheesy chili stuffed peppers has been sponsored by my friends over at Armstrong® Cheese. All opinions are my own.

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Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese. Talk about comfort food with a healthy recipe twist! This family dinner recipe is easy to throw together, especially with leftover chili!

Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

30 comments on “Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese”

  1. Yummy, I love stuffed peppers. This looks like a great take on the traditional recipe.

  2. This recipe is ridiculously fabulous! A perfect option for any day of the week!

    Rating: 5
  3. Oh how yummy! We are having some people over this weekend and I think I might serve these!!!

  4. This is a stuffed pepper my whole family would love! I’ve never thought to stuff them with chili. I love this idea.

  5. Those look so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I actually stopped making stuffed peppers for awhile because they got boring. Thanks!

  6. I love this twist on an old favorite. I make stuffed peppers quite a bit, so it’s nice to be able to mix it up.

  7. This stuffed pepper recipe looks so delicious!
    I’ve never thought to put cheese over my stuffed peppers – a yummy addition I’m sure.

  8. I have made stuffed peppers before but this variety looks great. I totally need to give these a try!

  9. This sounds heavenly, especially with that added spice kick the unique cheese provides. I appreciate that it can easily be modified to fit my vegetarian diet too.

    Rating: 5
  10. These look so tasty! I have never had stuffed peppers before. I think the cheese might balance out some of the heat. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Rating: 5
  11. Oh my gosh, yummy! These look wonderful.

  12. YUM! These look amazing! Stuffed peppers are my jam- even the kids devour them!

  13. Oh my these Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers with Monterey Jack Jalapeno Cheese look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.

  14. Those look so amazing! I need to make these soon. I haven’t had stuffed peppers in a long time.

  15. What a great idea for stuffed peppers! My family is going to love this!!!

    Rating: 5
  16. These stuffed peppers look delicious. Now I am craving cheese. I’ll be sure to try these new flavors.

  17. I love stuffed peppers. I can’t say that I have ever had any with cheese on them. That’s a shame. As much as I love cheese, you would think that I had. I will have to try this recipe out.

  18. My husband would be in heaven. He loves stuffed bell peppers! They aren’t my favorite but this one sure does look like something I’d enjoy

  19. This recipe looks totally delish. I know this would be a huge winner with the family for dinner.

  20. Have to make for my family soon!  Forgot how good stuffed peppers can be! Love spicy, so this can be put on eveything. 🙂 

  21. I love stuffed peppers! It’s always a hit in our house! I can’t wait to try these! Look SO good!

  22. These peppers sure have the zing! I haven’t made stuffed peppers in a while and you are giving me all kinds of delicious right now! 🙂

  23. These look amazing! I never thought to put chili in them but that would be fantastic. Doing it!

  24. This is definitely what I should be making for dinner tonight!

  25. These look amazing Randa! SO cheesy and delicious!!

  26. Mmmm. Tasty. I love cheese. Also, I never have liquid smoke in my house. I should buy some.

  27. This looks absolutely delicious! Adding to the menu this week. 

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