Jalapeño Poppers



Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers | EatSimpleFood.com

Jalapeno popper appetizer recipes are versatile.  Switch out the cheeses and spices and you have a new variation each time.  In the meantime, this recipe makes these poppers very easy to eat.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 (4 each)
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • 12 jalapenos, halved & seeded, membranes removed
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (~2 oz) monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Cut 12 jalapeños in half.  Remove the seeds & membranes with 1/4 tsp utensil by scraping along the inside edge of the jalapeños.  Set on lined baking sheet.
  • Mix together all ingredients, except jalapenos and cilantro, in a medium sized bowl.
  • Evenly fill each Jalapeno with a light layer of the mixture. The mixture will look even on the jalapeno and not be spilling over too much.  That’s plenty of cheese for the little popper.
  • Bake uncovered ~ 25 minutes or until cheese starts to brown slightly.  Turn on the broiler for ~ 2-3 minutes if it isn’t brown.
  • Top with fresh chopped cilantro.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Baking Sheets – 13 x 18 and two of them to boot.  Perfect for roasting poppers, veggies, & meats.
  • 3 quart mixing bowl – I love these flat bottomed & wide brimmed mixing bowls for combining ingredients with veggies for roasting and for making salads.  The 2 quart and 3 quart are my “go to” bowls for almost everything.

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Keywords: Poppers, Jalapeno, Cheese, Snack, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

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