Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno halves stuffed with cheeses and cilantro and baked for a fabulous appetizer or snack!


24 pieces


12 large jalapeno peppers
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup (packed) finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/8 teaspoon salt
Bread crumbs or Parmesan cheese, optional


1. Wearing protective rubber or plastic gloves, slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the meat and seeds.*

2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cheeses, cilantro, and salt until creamy. Spread into halved peppers. If desired, dip or roll the tops of the peppers (the open cheese-stuffed side) in bread crumbs or grated parmesan cheese.

3. Place peppers cheese-side-up on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot and lightly browned on top. Serve and enjoy!

Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Additional Notes: 

*If you like extra hot foods, you may want to leave the meat and/or seeds in the peppers. But taste and see how hot the pepper is first! We've found that home-grown jalapenos are much hotter than store-bought jalapenos.

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

15 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This recipe for Jalapeno Poppers was given to us from my sister-in-law Candy (see also: Candy's homemade flour tortillas). I was surprised by just HOW GOOD these Jalapeno Poppers are, considering the short ingredient list and simple instructions!

Since these peppers are baked, not fried, there's no mess and cleanup is quick. This is definitely an appetizer we'll want to make for guests who love peppers! :)

Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers


YUMMO!! these were awesome! tweaked just a bit... added fresh scallions finely chopped and 1 can of drained green chilis (4 oz)... dipped into half bread crumbs, half parmesan cheese. Can't wait to make AGAIN!


I live in Texas so I've tried many jalapeno dishes. This is a great version of jalapeno poppers. The cilantro is the ingredient that seems to set this recipe apart.


It was extremely easy to make and was the highlight of tonight's dinner! I will definitely be making it again my husband loved them!!!


I am not a big fan of anything spicy, but the picture of these looked so good and I have loved every recipe I have tried from here, so I decided to try them. I removed all the seeds and membrane as directed above. They are wonderful! I have been looking for something different to serve as an easy appetizer for movie night - this is it. Great pepper and cheese flavor without the spice. My husband said they were delicious and went back for another plateful.


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