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.
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.
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!
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!?