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Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend, cut into quarters
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 16 mini sweet bell peppers (any color), cut in half lengthwise, seeded, stems intact

Recipe Directions

Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
Place 4 Cheese Italian Blend quarters into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese; pulse until well mixed.
Transfer mixture to bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons basil, olives, garlic and lemon zest until well mixed.
Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pepper half.
Place peppers directly onto grill. Grill 8-12 minutes or until peppers are softened and mixture is heated through and lightly browned.
Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons basil. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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