Prosciutto and Grana Padano Cheese Stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers Recipe

Justin Levy

Are you looking for a fun appetizer that you add to your Super Bowl menu?  Wouldn’t it be great if it was something different than the regular wings, cheeses, dips, salsas and cracker variations that we’re all used to?

Even if it’s not for the Super Bowl, this is a fast appetizer to make as a snack or to bring to dinner parties. We make them all the time and they have been a hit every time we’ve brought them to a party.

Not only will your appetizer be the talk of the party but it is incredibly easy to prep and doesn’t even involve any cooking!

Prosciutto and Grana Padano Cheese Stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers Recipe


  • Whole cherry hot peppers – try to get a brand that are a bit firmer and larger of a pepper as it will hold up better when you stuff them
  • Prosciutto
  • Grana Padano cheese – if you can’t find Grana Padano, you can substitute with Pecorino


Total prep time: Approx. 10 minutes – depending on how many cherry peppers you’re preparing

Cut off the top of the cherry peppers just below the stem. Using your fingers or a small knife, cut out the seeds and rinse out the pepper to remove any remaining seeds.

Cut small squares of the Grana Padano or Pecorino cheese just big enough to fit into the pepper once wrapped with the prosciutto. While you don’t want to cut it too big, you do want to cut it big enough so that it will fit snug inside of the pepper.

Take the prosciutto and cut it into strips that will be long and wide enough to wrap around each piece of cheese a couple times around. This doesn’t have to be an exact cut and you can usually use your fingers to tear strips of prosciutto to use.

Take your prosciutto, wrap it around the cheese and then stuff inside of the cherry pepper. Place on a nice tray or plate and you’re ready to enjoy!

See, told you it was simple!


Note: Usually there would be an enticing picture of the recipe but I accidentally ate them all before snapping a photo…they’re that good!

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