How to Cook Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are a delicious appetizer that will spice up any party or gathering. They are easy to make and can be customized to your liking. In this article, we will teach you how to make jalapeno poppers that are sure to impress your guests.
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  • 12 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

2. Cut the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes. If you prefer less heat, you can also remove the ribs.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

4. Spoon the cheese mixture into each jalapeno half.

5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter.

6. Dip each jalapeno half into the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat it well.

7. Arrange the jalapeno poppers on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Pros and Cons of Jalapeno Poppers:

Easy to makeCan be spicy for some people
Can be customized to your likingNot a healthy option
Great for parties or gatheringsCan be messy to eat


Q: Can I make jalapeno poppers ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can prepare the jalapeno poppers up to a day ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese for jalapeno poppers?

A: Yes, you can use any type of cheese that melts well, such as pepper jack or mozzarella.

Q: Can I grill jalapeno poppers instead of baking them?

A: Yes, you can grill jalapeno poppers over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Q: How do I prevent the jalapeno peppers from being too spicy?

A: You can remove the seeds and membranes, or ribs, from the jalapeno peppers to make them less spicy. You can also substitute with a milder pepper, such as a banana pepper.