RecipeJack-o’-Lantern Peppers

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5. g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 7 g
    • Natural Sugar: 7 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 190 mg

There’s nothing creepy about these adorably cute jack-o’-lantern peppers. They’re the perfect delivery for dip—choose your favorite: hummus or guac or any homemade masterpiece. Then stuff with the crudité of your choice. In this version, I went with carrot and celery sticks, but you can also try cucumber or asparagus spears, sugar snap peas, and endive leaves. It works great as a fun snack for kids or you can whip up a whole bunch and serve on a platter as a boo-tiful addition to any Halloween or fall-themed party!

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This recipe makes 1 serving (1 stuffed pepper)

• 1 large orange bell pepper
• 3 celery sticks
• 3 carrot sticks
• 1-2 tablespoons hummus (or guacamole)


Using a sharpie, draw eyes, nose, and a mouth on the outside of the pepper to create your jack-0′-lantern. Using a small and sharp paring knife, carefully cut them out. 

Next, slice off the top of the pepper and reserve this for the carved pepper’s hat. Discard any seeds and white pith from inside. 

Add hummus or guac to the bottom, then fill with crudité (cut to the right proportion so the top hat will balance or tilt to stay in position). Place hat on top and serve!

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For more ghoulish goodies, try my Monster Mouths