Rainbow Pepper Appetizer Recipe

Our Rainbow Pepper Appetizer recipe is not just a Bronner’s Flavorful Favorite but also sure to be a real party pleaser! What’s more, requiring a mere 4 ingredients, it’s simple to put together in a pinch so you always look like the radiant hostess that you are; you shining star!

While this tasty, rainbow pepper appetizer can certainly be made any time of the year, it’s an especially handy recipe to have on hand during harvest months, when your garden has you picking more pecks of peppers than Peter Piper himself!

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In addition to requiring just a few simple ingredients, the fact this rainbow pepper appetizer recipe produces bite-sized hors d’oeuvres, makes them fantastic finger food in a brilliant array of color! Appet-EYE-zing, both literally and figuratively!😜

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Rainbow Pepper Appetizer Recipe

Rainbow Pepper Appetizers

Debra Shimer
Garden fresh peppers couple with tangy olives and melty cheese for the perfect combination of summer in a bite … any time of the year! This appetizer, made from 4 ingredients or less can be thrown together in minutes making it fast, easy and delicious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer, Hor D’ouvre
Servings 3 Dozen


  • 2 Cups Peppers Use a pack of mini sweet peppers. Or, alternatively, halve and slice, into 9 pieces each, a ½ medium green, sweet red, yellow and orange bell pepper.
  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Black Olives chopped
  • ¼ Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes optional


  • Prepare peppers as mentioned above, by halving and slicing, into 9 pieces each, a ½ medium green, sweet red, yellow and orange bell pepper. Or alternatively, halve 2 cups of mini peppers.
  • Place skin side down in an ungreased oven-proof skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and olives. Additionally the crushed red pepper flakes, if using.
  • Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 5-7 minutes or until the peppers are still crisp but tender and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.


Keyword appetizer, Bite-Sized, Finger Food, Peppers

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More From Peter Piper’s Party Platter Pepper Picks!

Round out your pepper repertoire with a little something for everyone! Try one of these other, delicious pepper recipes from Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites:

  • Three Pepper Dip — Packed full of flavor, this dip is a real show stopper!
  • Jalapeño Pepper Poppers — Bacon & cheddar? Oh my! 😋 Plus pepper picking tips!
  • Cornfetti — Peppers play more of a supporting role, layering in their fantastic flavor in this delightful dish from Dietrich Bronner.

Real HOT Pepper Ornaments

Hot pepper enthusiast’s PICK these favorites and have themselves a very “Merry Little Capsicum Christmas” every time!

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