Easy Cheesy Stuffed Baby Bells Dutch Oven Campfire Appetizer!

Not all campfire recipes are the main course … some are the opening act!

I love almost-gourmet camping appetizers that are just as much fun to make as they are yummy to eat!

My Easy Cheesy Stuffed Baby Bells Dutch Oven Campfire Appetizer is camping finger food at its finest!

Now, let’s get the campfire started because it’s almost appetizer hour! 

Stuffed Baby Bells Dutch Oven Campfire Appetizer CampingForFoodies Camping Appetizer Recipe

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How To Make Campfire Stuffed Peppers Appetizers

These appetizers for camping are GF which is wonderful for people with dietary restrictions, see all of our gluten free camping food.

Step 1: Get Your Campfire Ready For Cooking. Light the campfire fire early enough to have hot coals … instead of flames … when you are ready to cook.

Some of the best gadgets for campfire cooking include these Campfire Log Tweezers, Dutch Oven Lid Stand and Dutch Oven Lid Lifter.

Step 2: Now Get Your Ingredients Ready. For my stuffed baby bells, you’ll need to chop the onions, garlic and prepare the peppers

I like using super lightweight camp kitchen gear that I can hang from hooks like my Flexible Cutting Mat Set! The set has 3 convenient sizes so I always have the right size mat for every task.

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Step 3: Cook The Filling. In cast iron skillet over medium heat, brown the Italian sausage. Then add the garlic and onion … cook till softened.

Step 4: Mix In The Cheese. Remove from heat and mix in the cream cheese , cheddar cheese salt and pepper.

Step 5: Stuff The Peppers. Now, split and stuff the peppers, spoon in cheese mixture and place in bottom of non-preheated 12-inch cast iron camp Dutch oven and cover with lid.

You can use a Camp Dutch Oven Tripod or a Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill to hold your oven as you bake these Stuffed Baby Bells … just make sure you have a nice pair of Heavy Duty Heat Resistant Gloves to keep your hands and arms protected from the heat while you are adjusting the coals to control the cooking temperature during the process.

Step 6: Bake The Stuffed Peppers In Your Camp Dutch Oven & Serve.

Bake them: Bake at approximately 350° (see my tips below) until the stuffing is bubbly and peppers are softened.

Serve Warm.

If you are cooking with charcoal briquettes and need a guide for temperature range, check out our Dutch Oven Temperature Chart for more information.


Tips For Making Stuffed Baby Bell Campfire Appetizers

Camp cooking tip: Place Dutch oven on grate over campfire coals and top with additional coals on Dutch oven lid.

You are looking for approximately 350 degrees but the exact temperature is not important because you are just baking until the stuffing is bubbly and peppers are softened which should take about 20-30 minutes.

Camp cooking tip: About 10 minutes in, using a Dutch oven lid lifter, remove the lid to see if the bottom of the peppers are cooking faster than the top.

If so, take some of the coals from below the oven and transfer them to the top.

You are striving for a relatively even temperature when cooking this campfire appetizer.

See all of our yummy breakfast, appetizer, dinner, side and dessert Dutch oven camping recipes your family will love!


Similar Easy Camping Appetizers

If you like these Dutch oven appetizers, try these too…

This Dutch Oven Campfire Spinach Dip is cheesy and gooey. Perfect for serving with crackers or crusty bread. It makes a good sized portion which is great for pot luck camp parties.

Try this Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Camping Recipe the next time you need an almost-gourmet appetizer that is deceptively simple.

You can never go wrong with Camping Nachos! This recipe is made in a Dutch oven and it is the perfect starter for a Mexican meal like these Cast Iron Dutch Oven Chicken Enchiladas.


Print This Stuffed Baby Bells Dutch Oven Campfire Appetizer Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic – chopped
  • 1 small onion – diced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese – softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • 12 mini bell peppers – split in half lengthwise, deseeded and deveined

Instructions

  1. In cast iron skillet over medium heat, brown the Italian sausage.
  2. Add garlic and onion, cook till softened.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon cheese mixture in prepared peppers and place them in the bottom of a non-preheated 12-inch cast iron camp Dutch oven, then cover with lid.
  5. Bake at approximately 350° until the stuffing is bubbly and peppers are softened.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes

Camp cooking tip: Place Dutch oven on grate over campfire coals and top with additional coals on Dutch oven lid. You are looking for approximately 350 degrees but the exact temperature is not important because you are just baking until the stuffing is bubbly and peppers are softened which should take about 20-30 minutes.

Camp cooking tip: About 10 minutes in, using a Dutch oven lid lifter, remove the lid to see if the bottom of the peppers are cooking faster than the top. If so, take some of the coals from below the oven and transfer them to the top. You are striving for a relatively even temperature when cooking this campfire appetizer.

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Dutch Oven Temperature Chart https://www.campingforfoodies.com/dutch-oven-temperature-chart/

Camping For Foodies Recipes List https://www.campingforfoodies.com/camping-recipes-list/

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 385mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g


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