Stuffed Anaheim Peppers are easy to make and full of flavor. Peppers are stuffed with a cream cheese filling with beans and corn. Add some shredded cheese, and you get a hot and cheesy stuffed pepper that’s great for dinner!

Stuffed anaheim peppers on a cutting board

Stuffed peppers are always an easy dinner, and these Anaheim peppers stuffed with cream cheese are a great recipe. The filling is creamy and cheesy with lots of flavor, and they don’t take long at all to make.

These cheese stuffed Anaheim peppers are sort of like a cross between stuffed bell peppers and jalapeno poppers. They have some heat but are not too spicy, and they’re big enough to serve for dinner.

If you’ve ever had stuffed bell peppers, they are similar, except we’re using Anaheim peppers instead of bell peppers. They are a mildly spicy pepper from New Mexico.

Many stuffed pepper recipes have meat, but this Anaheim peppers recipe stuffed with cheese, like jalapeno poppers, is a great vegetarian option. The filling has lots of black beans and corn mixed with cream cheese, so it’s filling and satisfying.

They’re ready in about 30 minutes, and we love them with some chips and salsa or a tossed salad on the side for a light dinner.

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients
  2. How to Make Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
  3. Garnish Ideas
  4. FAQ
  5. More Pepper Recipes You’ll Love
  6. Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe Recipe


  • Anaheim peppers
  • Thawed frozen corn
  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Canned black beans
  • Salsa
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • Hot sauce

How to Make Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and clean out the membranes.

Combine the cream cheese, corn, onion, beans, salsa, hot sauce, and half of the shredded cheese in a mixing bowl.

Press the cream cheese filling into the peppers. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.

Bake the stuffed peppers for 20 to 25 minutes at 400°F or until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot.

Overhead shot of stuffed anaheim peppers straight out of the oven

Garnish Ideas

  • Sprinkle some chopped cilantro over the top.
  • Serve them with some sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on the side.


Are Anaheim peppers spicy?

They’re actually pretty mild but have a hint of heat. Compared to jalapeno peppers, they’re much less spicy.

Can you make stuffed peppers ahead?

Yes, you can make these peppers and assemble them a day in advance. Stuff the peppers and then keep them in the refrigerator to bake later.

How do leftovers keep?

Stuffed Anaheim peppers will keep for a few days in the refrigerator.

Can you use other peppers for this recipe?

Yes, other peppers will work – small bell peppers or poblano peppers would be great. You could also stuff jalapenos with the filling for a hot appetizer. Just keep in mind if your peppers are bigger, you may need to double the filling.

If you’re a fan of peppers, this recipe for stuffed Anaheim peppers is definitely one to try. The warm cream cheese filling with black beans pairs great with the peppers. I hope you give it a try!

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Stuffed anaheim peppers on a cutting board

Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Stuffed Anaheim Peppers are easy to make and full of flavor – perfect as an appetizer or full dinner meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 4 Anaheim peppers cut in half long ways, remove membrane.
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed (you can use microwave)
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 6- ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup cheddar jack cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce we used tapatio


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine cream cheese, corn, onion, black beans, salsa, hot sauce and ½ of your cheese.
  • Using a spoon and your fingers, press the cream cheese mix into the peppers and make sure they are filled to the top. Add the rest of the cheese on top. (Note that all peppers are not the same size so you may have some left over cream cheese mix).
  • Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until peppers are softened and cheese is fully melted. Serve with sour cream and cilantro for garnish.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1172IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword anaheim peppers, cream cheese, easy appetizer, filling appetizer, stuffed anaheim peppers, stuffed peppers
Stuffed anaheim peppers on a cutting board with recipe title on top of image

Stuffed peppers are always an easy dinner, and these Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with cream cheese are a great recipe!

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