Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

The cheese and sausage filling is delicious in this spicy game day favorite.

25 min. prep time
20 servings
252 Ratings


10 to 15 medium jalapeño peppers
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
12 ounces bulk Italian sausage, cooked
5 to 8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli 4 Cheese Italian Blend, cut into 4 strips, if desired


Heat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Cut top off each pepper; cut each in half lengthwise. Scoop out center membrane and seeds; set aside.

Place 5 slices cheese in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Pulse until crumbled. Add cream cheese; pulse until well combined. Combine cheese mixture and sausage in medium bowl.

Spoon mixture into large resealable freezer bag; cut off 1 corner. Pipe filling into each pepper half.

Place peppers onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until peppers are softened and cheese is lightly browned.

Place 1 strip cheese onto each popper, if desired. Bake 1-2 minutes or until melted. Serve warm.

Recipe Tip

Be careful when handling jalapeños, the oils in the pepper can irritate the skin. Wash hands immediately after handling or wear disposable gloves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 150

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 410mg

Carbohydrates: 3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #15802©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these during football season.Awesome for any holiday.they not last always! Make plenty.
I have made these many times. They are absolutely deliscious and never last long.

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