How to Make the Best Scrumptious Cheese Stuffed Hungarian Wax Peppers

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Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by Chef Mireille

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Cheese Stuffed Hungarian Wax Peppers are such a quick and easy recipe to make. It’s perfect for game day or whenever you need a delicious party appetizer.

Do you love spicy food? Then you have to get onto the Hungarian Wax Pepper train!

This easy to make appetizer will spice up your next party or get-together! You can even serve them as a side dish for dinner with some roasted potatoes and sauteed cabbage or Hungarian Cabbage Paprikash. They are so delicious that they might just become your new favorite recipe!

These stuffed peppers are filled with cheese, making them extra tasty. And because they’re baked in the oven instead of fried, they’re healthier than other appetizers too. So what are you waiting for? Get started on this recipe today! You won’t regret it when everyone starts asking for seconds at your next event.

Last weekend, I went to the Union Square Greenmarket, NYC’s largest farmers market. Of course, there are a variety of fruits and vegetables available. I was even super excited to find a new Indian vendor that had things like lauki (bottle gourd), karela (bitter melon) and gongura (sorrel).

Now you can try things like this Bengali Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Curry and Gongura Paneer Curry, if you visit the Greenmarket.

However, it was raining peppers and tomatoes. It is definitely pepper season. Every variety of pepper was available and I picked up a bunch of Hungarian wax peppers.

Hungarian Wax Peppers

When most of us think of European cuisines, we don’t think of spicy food. However, Hungary is an exception with their love of hot paprika and wax peppers.

The batch I purchased had 7000 Scoville units, the units used to measure how hot peppers are. This means they are hotter than the average jalapeno.

Hungarians love these peppers and use them in a variety of ways including stuffing and pickling. So if you’ve been looking for some delicious Hungarian Wax Pepper Recipes, this is the one you must try!

Filled with a creamy cheesy filling, the heat is balanced by the cheese in these Sajtos Töltött Paprika – Hungarian Stuffed Peppers. These make a great side dish or party appetizer.

They can also serve as the centerpiece of the meal if it is Meatless Monday. Serve it with a green salad or Haluska.


  • Hungarian Wax peppers
  • farmers cheese or Ricotta
  • Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • eggs
  • salt
  • parsley
  • garlic
  • olive oil

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HOW TO MAKE Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

Wax Peppers LR making

The peppers are oozing with cheesy goodness and yet the peppers remain so juicy.

Wax Peppers LR 1

The juices burst out as you bite into the peppers.

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Hungarian Stuffed Wax Peppers

Sajtos Töltött Paprika – Hungarian Stuffed Wax peppers is a great contrast of spice and creamy cheesy goodness.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Hungarian
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 89kcal


  • 10 Hungarian Wax peppers
  • 1 cup farmers cheese or Ricotta
  • ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a baking sheet/cookie sheet with non stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Make a slit along each pepper, leaving both the head and tail intact.
  • By hand, remove the seeds and rinse out the inside of the pepper.
  • To make the filling, combine farmer’s cheese, Pecorino, eggs, salt, parsley and garlic in a bowl.
  • Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Stuff each pepper with the filling.
  • Place the stuffed peppers on prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and peppers have started to brown.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. My Hungarian side is in love with this recipe! I love recipes like this one with a great background story – fun to read and delicious to eat!

  2. These stuffed peppers looks so delicious. I can imagine the taste of melted cheese and a bit of the hotness from the pepper. Love the photos especially the one with the lone red chili among the yellow ones.

  3. I am just drooling over the pics, so difficult to even scroll to check the recipe. Wish I could just get one straight in my mouth. I want to try this for ages and your looks perfectly done. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Kudos for using the Hungarian name, I love these peppers we grow them by the bucket load and use them in every way imaginable. Glad you didn’t use Hungarian cheese though which is generally very disappointing, don’t tell anyone Hungarian I said that though 😉

  5. 5 stars
    Oh I love this idea. I don’t think I’ve had these peppers before but I’ll keep my eye out next time I’m in one of the local eastern European supermarkets!

  6. 5 stars
    Don’t these look good (even first thing in the morning)! My husband doesn’t like traditional stuffed peppers, but I’m sure he’d love these. Look forward to trying them!

  7. 5 stars
    These were wonderful!
    Your recipe is almost identical to our family recipe that has been handed down for generations from the Old Country.
    So far this summer, I’ve already stuffed and frozen 12 dozen peppers and my plants are still producing.

  8. These look amazing! My husband isn’t a huge fan of ricotta, though, and I don’t know where around me to find fresh farmer’s cheese – is there a substitute you’d recommend? Drained cottage cheese, maybe? Thanks!

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