Best way to make Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Life is good.

At this moment I am watching the Dallas Cowboys play their first game in the new Cowboy’s Stadium (have ya’ll heard about the stadium? Its really amazing. A true modern marvel.) I am also drinking a frosty cold beer and snacking on stuffed jalapeno peppers.

But let’s get real.

Ya’ll know I care more about the food than the game. So how about I gave you a play by play on how to make some stuffed jalapeno peppers that aren’t too bad for you, but still tackle you with plenty of flavor! (So cheesy, the peppers and me!)

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers are delicious little treats stuffed with cream cheese, spices, and ground meat. They are commonly referred to as "armadillo eggs" because they are wrapped in bacon or sausage meat, giving them the appearance of an armadillo. These delicious peppers can be served with barbecue sauce or on the side. This recipe makes the perfect appetizer. Read on to learn more!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serves
Calories 212 kcal


  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers halved and seeded
  • 1 slice Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 oz Reduced Fat Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 oz Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp Jalapeno Pepper small dice
  • dash of Salt Pepper, Onion Powder, Cumin
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Butter Flavor Pan Spray


  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut the peppers in halve and clean out the seeds and membrane while wearing gloves. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl use a spatula to mix together the bacon and cream cheese until soft and combined. When smooth add the cheese, pepper, and seasoning.
  • Use a spoon to spoon the mixture into the peppers. Make sure the filling is packed in there tight. Dip each pepper in the panko, or sprinkle the panko on top (whichever way would work better for you.) Spray the top of the peppers with the butter pan spray.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until the peppers and wrinkled and the panko has browned.
  • Let cool 2 minuted before enjoying!



These peppers are delicious and addicting! If each one of these stuffed peppers was wrapped in bacon then I would have felt guilty about going back for thirds fourths. Instead the one slice divided between the 6 stuffed peppers satisfied my bacon tooth. The filling was creamy and had the right amount of heat...
Keyword jalapeno pepper, pepper

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Recipes

Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe

Cream cheese

Cream cheese stuffed jalapeno pepper poppers are the perfect finger food for any party. To make them, first wash and dry the peppers. Slice the peppers lengthwise and brush the insides with cooking oil. Next, cook the soy chorizo until done, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese with shredded cheese and garlic, then season with chili powder. Stuff the peppers with the cheese mixture, and top with a little bit of panko. You can also sprinkle more chili powder if you like.

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First, cut the jalapenos lengthwise. Next, divide the mixture into 18 portions. Form each portion into a jalapeno-sized roll, and then insert it inside the pepper. Place the stuffed peppers in every other space on the grilling rack. Cook them for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown, depending on how hot they are. Once done, serve with ranch. Once grilled, they should be piping hot!


Spicy stuffed jalapenos are a quick and easy appetizer or side dish. These stuffed peppers are made with chickpea flour and aromatic Indian spices, and then lightly stir-fried. They make a delicious appetizer or side dish for a fiesta. This recipe is also vegan and low-fat. This spicy appetizer has a unique blend of flavors and is a delicious way to use up leftover peppers.

The fun part about jalapeno poppers is filling them. Sampson suggests using a spoon to stuff them, and then topping each half with equal parts of cream cheese and bacon mixture. Once filled, the jalapenos are coated with breadcrumbs. Make sure you use a fresh jalapeno pepper, not a jarred mix. This is because jalapenos can vary in heat.


For a simple and tasty appetizer, you can make Bacon stuffed Jalapeno Pepper. First, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove it from the oven and cool slightly. Then, chop it and sprinkle it over the peppers as they come out of the oven. Bacon stuffed Jalapeno Peppers are a great option for any party or get-together! To make them, follow the steps below.

Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray and a sheet of aluminum foil. Combine brown sugar and paprika and rub all over the slices of bacon. Next, cut the jalapeno pepper in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Fill the cavity with the cheese mixture. Wrap the bacon around the pepper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The bacon will become crispy and juicy when it reaches the right temperature.

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Deep fried crispy jalapeno peppers

Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers - Recipe - Chili Pepper Madness

A party appetizer can’t be complete without deep fried crispy jalapeno peppers. These peppers are light and crispy, and perfect for the party table. Slice the jalapenos thinly and dip in your favorite savory sauce. You can serve as many as you like! Make sure to use a paper towel to absorb excess oil before frying the peppers. They will cook in about 10 minutes, so be sure to start early.

To prepare the peppers, fill each pepper half with the cheese mixture. Next, place one cup of flour, one cup of milk, and another 3 tablespoons of flour. Mix well. Once the jalapenos are stuffed, place them in the milk batter. Next, roll each pepper in the panko mixture. Place the jalapenos into the hot oil, and cook until golden and crispy. Be careful not to overcook these peppers, as they contain capsaicin, which can cause a burning sensation.

Loaded with cheese

This easy recipe for stuffed jalapenos is delicious and surprisingly healthy! Just three ingredients and a few minutes make these peppers perfect for party snacks or game-day appetizers. The recipe calls for jalapenos that are about three to four inches in length. If they’re too small, they won’t stuff well. Slice the peppers in half, removing the seeds and ribs. If you’d like a hotter pepper, leave the ribs on. Then, fill them with a mixture of cheddar and cream cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

When filling jalapeno peppers, make sure to leave room for the melted cheese. Stuffed peppers add a little spice to any party. The cheese and cream mixture will give them soft crunch with a slight spicy kick. Bacon crumbles make a nice addition as well. Once filled, you’ll be able to serve your guests with these delicious appetizers!

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Baked in the oven

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Recipe - (4.5/5)

For a spicy yet mild dish, try Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers baked inside the oven. They are an excellent appetizer and can be made at home in about thirty minutes. Sliced jalapenos should be trimmed and deseeded before stuffing with the sausage and cream cheese mixture. Sliced bacon can be fried in the oven or left uncooked for a crunchier version.

Make sure the peppers have been cleaned and drained thoroughly. The filling should not run off easily. Stuffed peppers can be stacked with small ‘heaps’ of cheese and bacon. Do not leave them under the broiler for too long; they will quickly brown. Using smoked kielbasa is another way to make this dish spicy. The same goes for minced celery instead of white onions.