Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

This recipe  for Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers has it ALL going on. Spicy cheese, smooth cream cheese, crispy topping, all served up in a jalapeño. And you can make them in your OVEN. Deli poppers are deep fat fried and all kids of tasty, but if you eliminate the breading and bake them you’ve got a low carb appetizer that can’t be beat. And you don’t HAVE to be someone counting carbs to enjoy them, everyone loves my Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers. Even my kids, who don’t like spicy things, love these poppers.

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Baked Not Fried

It’s true! When you eliminate the frying you eliminate the breading, which cuts the carb load right down. My Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers are topped with a small amount of grated parmesan for the crispy crunch without the breading. Also?? NO FRYING. Which means no greasy smells lingering in your house.

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

The heat in these is variable too. Sometimes we get extremely spicy jalapeños and they can really burn. For the most part if you clean out the jalapeños and remove the pith and seeds, they lose most, if not all their spice. Even my kids can enjoy them with little to no burn. But like I said sometimes we do get some extra spicy ones and there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason. If you LOVE heat add more sriracha, obviously leave it out if you can’t take the heat. I do urge you to try some because the flavor it imparts is so outstanding!

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Essentially this is just an oven variation of my Grilled Jalapeño Poppers from last summer. We loved them so much I had to bring them in once we put away the grill. It was easy to just figure out the baking time and temperature and we’ve been enjoying them ever since. Make a batch and let me know how you like them!?

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Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers
This recipe  for Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers has it ALL going on. Spicy cheese, smooth cream cheese, crispy topping, all served up in a jalapeño. And you can make them in your OVEN.
Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
poppers
Ingredients
  • 12 jalapeños
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 TBSP sriracha can leave out if you don't like a lot of heat
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese the crumbly kind
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
poppers
Ingredients
  • 12 jalapeños
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 TBSP sriracha can leave out if you don't like a lot of heat
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese the crumbly kind
Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. split the jalapeños and scrape out the seeds and pith and lay them out on a baking sheet
  2. mix the cream cheese, milk and sriracha (if using) in a mixing bowl
  3. add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and stir until combined
  4. fill the pepper halves with the cream cheese mixture
  5. pour the parmesan on a saucer, press each pepper, cream cheese side down, in the parmesan cheese
  6. cover the peppers and refrigerate until ready to cook
  7. to cook: preheat your oven to 400˚
  8. Bake in a 400˚ oven for 15 minutes or until peppers are cooked and top is slightly browned and cheese is bubbly
Recipe Notes
  • use rubber gloves if raw jalapeños bother your hands
  • if you don't like a LOT of spice leave out the sriracha and add more milk if your mixture is too dry

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers