Creamy Mexican Cheese-Stuffed Sugar Snap Peas

Creamy Mexican Cheese-Stuffed Sugar Snap Peas | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Our garden is really starting to bloom. This means that I am dreaming up new recipes to make our produce more interesting, as well as adding variety to our weekday fare. You’ll probably be relieved to learn that I finally used up the entire jar of Taco Seasoning that I mixed up several weeks ago. You guys have got to be getting tired of hearing about this particular spice mix, and beginning to wonder if I’m going to start using it to make desserts as well as in a grill marinade, chimichurri sauce, and grilled bacon recipe. Don’t worry; I’m finished with this homemade Mexican spice mix for a while, or at least I will be until I mix up another batch.

These sugar snap peas were definitely worth the effort of splitting in half, and almost nicking a few fingers with the paring knife that I was using. I’m not the safest person when it comes to handling sharp objects, but having a cat in the kitchen, who is upset with me, does not make the use of knives free of danger. One day soon, I’m hoping Brenna will eventually get over being pissed with the world, but until then I’ve learned that it’s much easier to put her in lock-down, before attempting to do anything that requires a sharp object in my clumsy danger-prone hands.

Creamy Mexican Cheese-Stuffed Sugar Snap Peas | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz.) Package Cream Cheese
  • 4-oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Freshly Grated
  • 3 Teaspoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 4 Cups Sugar Snap Peas

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the snap peas, into a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Place the cheese mixture into a large Ziploc bag, and then snip the corner off.
  3. Use a paring knife to cut the snap peas down the vein in their middle.
  4. Fill each snap pea with a reasonable amount of the cheese mixture.

Creamy Mexican Cheese-Stuffed Sugar Snap Peas | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • I was stupid and mixed the cheese mixture by hand with a pastry cutter, because I didn’t feel like lugging out the food processor. Use the food processor, it’s much more convenient.
  • Serve these on a large platter, alongside several other small bites. See this picture of how I served them to our neighbors for a small bites/tapas night we recently enjoyed together.
  • Save any leftover cream cheese mixture to spread on toasted bread for a snack, or use as a filling for Tortilla Pinwheels.

Improvements:

  • Try swapping different types of cheese in this recipe.
  • Add finely chopped jalapeños or roasted red peppers to the cream cheese mixture.

Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

-Colleen




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