Monday, May 18, 2015

Recipe: Stuffed Jalapeños

I made up a new stuffed jalapeños recipe for a dinner party on Saturday night and a family friend told me I HAD to post it on my blog...or at least e-mail it to her. I figured that the amount of time was roughly the same, so here you go!

I apologize for not having a photo of the actual stuffed jalapeños but I didn't get a photo before they were all consumed. Whoops.

Stuffed Jalapenos
Makes: 24
Calories: ~90/each

  • 12 fresh jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 8-ounce block of light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs 


Bake the bacon...yes, bake it!
  1. Line a large baking sheet with foil and arrange the bacon in a single layer. 
  2. Place in oven (NOT preheated), set to 400º F. 
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, maybe a bit more, until the bacon is browned and crispy. 
  4. Carefully remove bacon from baking sheet onto a paper towel lined plate. 

While the bacon is baking, prep the filling!
  1. Combine the cream cheese, mayo, chopped green chiles and shredded parmesan in a medium bowl. 
  2. Crumble the cooked bacon and gently fold into the cream cheese mixture.

Stuff the jalapeños and bake them!
  1. Reduce oven temperature to 350º F. 
  2. Divide the filling among the jalapeño halves and line up in a single layer on another baking sheet or dish. 
  3. Bake for 25 minutes at 350º F. Sprinkle baked jalapenos with bread crumbs and broil for ~5 minutes, until browned. 
  4. Let the jalapeños cool for a few minutes before serving.