Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 18 poppers
Calories 51 kcal


  • 18 Jalapeno peppers large straight
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened at room temp for 30 minutes
  • 2 oz sour cream
  • ¼ cup Colby or cheddar cheese grated
  • ¼ cup white center bread torn into small pieces
  • 1/8 cup red peppers finely diced
  • 1 tbsp sweet onion grated
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp oregano dried
  • ¼ tsp black pepper fine
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a jelly roll or half sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper
  • Cut off the stem end of the peppers
  • Using a jalapeno corer, remove all membrane, pith and seeds
  • Mix half of the Colby cheese with remaining ingredients until well blended
  • Stuff each pepper with the above mixture, leaving a bit of space at the top of the pepper
  • Place filled pepper in a chili pepper rack and fill top of each pepper with the remaining Colby cheese
  • Place rack on jelly roll pan
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes until peppers are soft and lose their bright green color. For spicier poppers, cook 5 minutes less
  • Serve hot and savor the blend of spices


NOTE - It is helpful to use disposable kitchen gloves when handling peppers. Do not touch eyes or face with hands.
Original Recipe from The Companion Group 2012 - edited by Function Junction Culinary 2016

Mary Merola on Fox 4 making her delicious Jalapeno Poppers


Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 17.9mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.2mg
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