Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeños
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Using a paring knife, cut a slit lengthwise in each jalapeño. Carefully remove the seeds. Leave the stems on the chilis in place.

  2. In a medium bowl, blend the cheddar, Swiss, and cream cheese until smooth.

  3. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to the cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly.

  4. Gently fill each jalapeño with cheese mixture, pressing the seams together to close the pepper.

  5. Set out 3 small bowls. Place the flour in the first bowl. In the second bowl, lightly beat the eggs using a whisk. Pour the breadcrumbs into the third bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. One at a time, dip the jalapeños in the flour mixture and then the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off. Finally, coat each jalapeño with breadcrumbs.

  7. Repeat the coating with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs to form a second layer on each jalapeño.

  8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with a nonstick cooking spray. Place the jalapeño poppers in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Supplies

  • paring knife
  • medium bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • whisk
  • baking sheet
  • nonstick cooking spray

These zesty jalapeño poppers are baked in a delicious crusty coating and are oozing with gooey melted cheese. They are small but mighty, jam-packed with an array of flavors that can be customized to suit your tastes. No matter how you serve your jalapeño poppers, there's no doubt they will be the perfect appetizer to share at your next party!

Coating Options

jalapeños

Our jalapeño poppers are double-coated and baked in a traditional plain breadcrumb mixture for an extra-crunchy experience. There are plenty of tasty alternatives out there, though. Substitute one of the following options for an exciting twist:

  • panko
  • tortilla chip crust
  • bacon
  • buttermilk batter (deep-fried)

Filling Options

jalapeño poppers halved

Our zesty jalapeño poppers are bursting with different kinds of cheese. When choosing cheese to fill your jalapeño poppers, stick to cheese that melts well and can easily be stuffed into a pepper. Cream cheese is always a wonderful foundation because it helps seal the jalapeño and keep its shape. Try adding these other tasty fillings to your poppers for a savory twist:

  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Muenster cheese
  • goat cheese
  • bacon
  • sausage
  • ground meats (beef, pork, or turkey)

Diet-Friendly Variations

shredded cheddar

Some ingredients in our jalapeño poppers are not suitable for those with dietary restrictions.

Vegan

Substitute vegan-friendly cheese from brands such as Kite Hill or Daiya for the regular cheese and VeganEgg for the eggs. Check the label to make sure your breadcrumbs are vegan. Panko is usually vegan, but use discretion.

Gluten-Free

Substitute gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour, and choose gluten-free breadcrumbs like these.

Enjoy this small snack packed with tremendous flavor!

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