Quick and easy appetizer great for parties and watching the game. A perfect blend of spicy, crispy and cheesy!
- 10 jalapeno peppers
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 green onion minced
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 c. sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- ¼ c. Panko bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp butter melted
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Wearing gloves, slice jalapenos in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon scoop out the seeds and membranes from the inside.
In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, green onion, garlic powder and cheese.
Fill jalapenos with cheese mixture and place on a lined baking sheet.
In a small bowl combine Panko crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of jalapeno poppers.
Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before serving.
Make Ahead Tips!
Prep Filling in Advance: You Can mix the cream cheese filling together and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When you would like to enjoy the jalapeno poppers stuff them with the cream cheese filling, top with panko mixture and bake.
Assemble in Advance: Stuff poppers with the cream cheese filling but skip adding the panko. Stir in a single layer in an airtight container or place a sheet of parchment paper between layers and refrigerator.
When ready to bake prep panko mixture, top the poppers and bake according to directions. They make take a few minutes longer because they are cold when you start.
Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg