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It’s football season, the perfect time of year to gather with your friends and family to root for your favorite team on the big screen. I sure do love a good game, but I have to admit that my favorite part of “game day” is getting to munch on all of the tasty food! Nothing quite compares to chilling with your favorite people while munching on some tasty food and today I’m sharing a super tasty game day recipe, Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon.
But before I get into that, I want to share a few tips to make your game day go smoothly.
While going “all out” on food and drinks can be awesome, you really don’t need to. A few snacks and a special appetizer really can do the trick. The same goes for beverages, simple is definitely okay and we like to grab a 12 pack of Dr Pepper® since it is the official drink of college football fans. In fact, Dr Pepper has been a part of college football for over 25 years. Who knew?!
Meijer is the perfect place to stock up on Dr Pepper because they have the seasonal football packaging, and they also carry the Eckrich® Smoked Sausage Skinless that I use in my Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon recipe. It’s easy to prepare, so that means less time in the kitchen for me, and the flavor is rich and savory.
Shopping at Meijer for our home-gating needs means that I can get everything that I need in one stop, including decor and even a new outfit if I want. I love their deals too, like this mPerks deal to SAVE $1 on any TWO (2) Dr Pepper® 6pk 7.5oz cans or 8pk 12oz bottles, valid through 10/27/18 or while supplies last.
Once you’ve got your game day menu planned, setting up for your party is a breeze, with just a few simple things.
- Hang a football banner behind the table.
- Arrange Dr Pepper cans in pyramids at the back.
- Set snacks out in football shaped bowls and themed paper dishes.
- Have football themed food trays and napkins on hand.
Without further ado, I present you with the Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon recipe that you’ve been waiting for. This tasty appetizer has the perfect kick for game day festivities!
Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon
You’ll need the following ingredients, and if you’re feeding a crowd just double it:
- 5 fresh jalapeño peppers
- 2 oz cream cheese
- Eckrich Smoked Sausage (1/2 package)
- 1/2 lb bacon
Before you begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
Step 1. Cut the bacon in half and wrap/refrigerate the other half. Take one Eckrich Smoked Sausage out of the package and cut into 1 inch pieces. Wrap and refrigerate remaining Eckrich Smoked Sausage.
Step 2. Slice jalapeño peppers longways and remove all seeds. Then cut in half the other way, so you have 1-2 inch pieces.
Step 3. Spread a layer of cream cheese inside pepper.
Step 4. Place a piece of Eckrich Smoked Sausage on top.
Step 5. Lay a strip of bacon flat and place the pepper filled with cream cheese and Eckrich Smoked Sausage in the center.
Step 6. Fold each end of bacon over the top and secure with a toothpick.
Step 7. Place the Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon onto the foil lined baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on how you like your bacon.
Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a serving plate or tray. These Sausage Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in Bacon are best when hot.