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Roasted Jalapeño Poppers

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These Roasted Jalapeño Poppers have three cheeses, fresh cilantro, minced green onions stuffed in jalapeños and are roasted in your oven instead of deep fried. So deliciously spicy, these will go fast at any party or gathering!
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword appetizer, gluten free, jalapenos, snack, stuffed jalapeño, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 3 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 163
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • cup freshly grated jalapeño white cheddar or substitute with either Monterey jack, pepper jack or white cheddar
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese or use feta
  • 2 sliced green onions light and dark green parts only
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 20 fresh jalapeños halved with seeds and ribs removed
  • cilantro leaves for serving
  • ranch dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Place the softened cream cheese, jalapeño cheddar, cotija, green onions and cilantro into a medium bowl. Use a spatula to mix until combined.
  • Wearing nitrile gloves, cut the jalapenos in half and use a spoon to remove the seeds and ribs.
  • Arrange the jalapeno halves on a rimmed metal baking pan and fill with about a teaspoon or so of the cheese mixture.
  • Slide into the oven to roast for 10 minutes or until the tops are golden.
  • Cool slightly for a few minutes before serving.


*For non-vegetarians, sprinkle with finely chopped cooked bacon before baking!


Serving: 4peppers | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg