Jalapeno Poppers

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
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


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

Recipe Notes

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
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Poppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.