Homegating Salmon Pepper Poppers.



Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Stuffed Pepperoncini

Holy amazing !!!! Your taste buds will score a touchdown !!! This is the perfect creation for game day !!! I live in GA so football is huge !!! We make it a gathering, party and even play cards in between sometimes. Yep and all the wife’s and girlfriend’s hogs the TV for the 1/2 time show !! Why not make it fun & create something amazing and eye catching ? Yes, beer and wings are AMAZING but have some good girl food the guys will love it to but won’t admit it !!

The best party food ever !! Cream cheese stuffed peppers wrapped with salmon. Easy Salmon

This is so easy and so good it’s almost to good to be true !



Mezzetta Peperoncini



Smoked Salmon

Cream Cheese

Greek Plain Yogurt

(I bought the cream cheese & yogurt already mixed)

Balsamic Glaze (Optional)



  • 1 (24-oz.) jar whole pepperoncini peppers drained and patted dry with paper towels.
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, VERY soft
  • 1/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 pound smoked salmon, cut into long, thin strips
  1. Make a small incision – lengthwise – on the side of each pepper. Very carefully remove the seeds and discard them. Thoroughly dry the peppers with paper towels; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, dill, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; mix well until completely combined… I got mine already mixed and it was so easy you can do either way.
  3. Use a small spoon to scoop 2 teaspoons of the filling into each pepper. Wrap a thin, long strip of salmon around each pepper and secure with a toothpick. Garnish with dill and lemon zest *optional*. Serve at once or keep cold in the fridge until needed.


I added the lemon zest (outside of lemon the peel) to my mix it was perfect for a extra kick.

Use a tiny spoon so easy to get it in the pepper.

Wrap salmon all the way around with a bit extra then secure with toothpick etc… I used mini forks.

You can make this up to 3 hours in advance just out in fridge.




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  1. says

    These look SO delicious! And those mini forks are so adorable too! Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com
  2. says

    I came over to Yum but I can't find your Yum button. Thought I would tell you in person who delicious this looks instead. Thanks for sharing Julie Gourmet Getaways
  3. says

    These sound delicious! What a great game snack. Thanks for sharing! :)
  4. says

    what a unique recipe thank you for sharing. This looks perfect for game day. Thank you for sharing.
  5. delainemyles says

    I have never had salmon before this dish looks so tasty and mouth-watering
  6. Angela Milnes says

    these sounds great. We love salmon and peppers so i imagine together they would be fantastic. Angela from Daysinbed
  7. says

    This looks DELICIOUS!! Can't wait to give it a try :) :)
  8. Elizabeth O. says

    I love the presentation! It sounds really lovely, especially the combination of the flavors. Thanks for sharing!
  9. says

    Honesty looks so damn GOOD!! Wish I eat Salmon though =( This is like such a healthy snack for real. LOL. Game snacks. Not much of a gamer but I totally love different creative ways to eat. My husband would LOVE this too!! He's a game guy lol
  10. says

    My husband was recently looking for innovative ways to use some salmon we had in our freezer. I bet he would love these. He's a huge pepper fan.
  11. RonRon says

    Looks really delicious! love it!
  12. says

    Great for appetizers! I will save this recipe for later. I might have guests coming over this weekend and I may surprise them with this.
  13. says

    This looks great for a party, and I just love the mini forks!
  14. bowen1960 says

    Bookmarking this for the next time I have a party. It looks delicious.
  15. says

    I can see myself serving this for an awards show party night event. They look fantastic!
  16. says

    Such a cute dish and I'm sure it's a hit. I love watching football games and the whole environment of food and beer and just a good time I always say, "The day after the superbowl should be a holiday" or move it to Saturday so we can sleep in lol
  17. theclutterboxblog says

    these seriously sound so amazing!!
  18. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg these look deliciousness!!! So need to give your recipe a try! Yum!
  19. Eileen xo says

    Yummy! These are all favorites Would be great for my upcoming football parties as an app thank you
  20. Angie@chasingmyhalo says

    These little guys look delicious!! I'm a huge football fan and will save them for next year if not before!
  21. says

    This would have been so perfect for New Year's Eve! Everything looks amazing.
  22. says

    I love salmon! Your presentation of this dish is awesome and also looks so tasty.
  23. says

    Yum! This looks great. And hold up, there's an option to get cream cheese and yogurt already mixed? Where can I get that?!
  24. says

    I've had pepper poppers before, but never with smoked salmon! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!
  25. thepunkymoms says

    ooooooohhhhh. looks amazing!
  26. says

    These salmon pepper poppers sound like something my family would love. I don't eat the pepperoncini peppers but my family loves them and this would indeed be a great snack idea for a homegating party. Thanks for the recipe.
  27. says

    Ha, I showed this to my husband and pretty sure they are going to have to be on the menu next week! :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      hahaha yay !!!!!! Thanks so much for coming by !
    • Laci Carlson says

      Yay !!!! Thanks so much !!! You rock !
  28. says

    These look AMAZE!!! And more elegant than traditional super bowl food :)
  29. says

    Such a great game day snack! xx, Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com
  30. says

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe! Xo, Brianne www.scrubsandsparkles.com
  31. Robin Rue says

    Oh yum! These sound like a super tasty treat.
  32. says

    I love salmon, definitely trying this recipe out!
  33. says

    I not a fan of those peppers but the salmon is right up my alley. I need to try this without the peppers.
  34. says

    This is such a unique but easy to make appetizer, definitely going to try these! http://michellespaige.com
  35. michelle says

    i cannot handle peppers but my dad loves them so i will have to let him know about this. he will think it is so yummy
  36. says

    I can totally see how these flavors would work together. This is such a delicious appetizer idea.

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