Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

by Nicole on February 5, 2012

I am not even going to pretend that I am a Football fan. It is just not my thing. I will hang waiting for the commercials if I am around a group of fans but the game holds no real interest for me. What always interests me of course is cooking for the crowd, large or small. I wanted to share a recipe for a tried and true party favorite. However, I wanted find a slightly healthier way to make it. Now don’t get me wrong I enjoy they deep fried lovely version as much as anyone. I have to say I really enjoyed this version very much and didn’t miss the deep fried aspect. You can feel free to play around with seasoning for the cream cheese part as I may later. Also I used the Italian seasoned Panko crumbs but I may try the new Chipotle flavor next time. Give these a try and I am sure they will disappear.

Baked Jalapeno Poppers
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Serves: 4
  • 4 Fresh Jalapenos
  • ¾ cup Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cup of your choice shredded cheese blend (I used a Mexican blend)
  • Panko Breadcrumbs (I used Italian spiced ones)
  1. Mix the cheeses together in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Wash and halve the jalapenos (please wear gloves when handling)
  3. De seed the jalapenos (the heat is in the membrane and seeds, you may wish to leave some of the membrane if you prefer heat)
  4. Spoon in enough of cheese mixture to evenly fill each half
  5. Press each jalapeno into the Panko breadcrumbs till covered
  6. Spray lightly on tops with cooking spray
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy February 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM

football not for me but I love my snacks going to try these this week

Nicole February 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Thanks Cindy! I would make a big batch or hide from everyone, these are addicting 😉

a farmer in the dell January 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM

These are right up my alley. I am not a football fan, but if these were at a party I would watch just about anything!

Nicole January 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I wholeheartedly agree on the lack of football love. I only participate for the snacks and commercials if we have to host haha. :)

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