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oven baked jalapeÑo poppers

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With a nice crispy topping, these tasty poppers are perfect for entertaining and certainly a crowd pleaser!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oven baked jalapeÑo poppers

  • 4 oz
    light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded plus more for topping
  • 2 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    finely chopped chives
  • 6 lg
    jalapeño peppers, halved, seeded, and ribs removed
  • 1/3 c
    panko® breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How To Make oven baked jalapeÑo poppers

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat; set aside.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and chives. Stir until nicely blended.
  • 3
    Evenly stuff the jalapeño peppers with the cream cheese mixture; sprinkle a little more cheddar cheese over top.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Top off the peppers with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing down gently to adhere.
  • 5
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is golden brown.
  • 6
    Remove from the heat and let the stuffed peppers sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • 7
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