Baked Loaded Jalepano Poppers

These.Are.Unbelievable. Seriously, I don’t like jalapeno’s and I can’t stop dreaming about them. Joel doesn’t like anything spicy and he devoured them.

I came across this recipe a few months ago and made them for a family get together. They disappeared at an alarming rate and I only got to sample half of one. Since then, they have been at pretty much every gathering that we have attended. These would be a huge hit at any football game or tailgate party! They will definitely be gracing a many a Husker game!

Baked Loaded Jalapeno Poppers
Ingredients
For the Filling:
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup rotel
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup spicy Italian sausage, cooked
For the Poppers:
  • 6-10 jalapenos, sliced in half and seeded
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked partially cooked but not crispy
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, rotel, mozzarella and cooked sausage. Set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Let bacon cool slightly.

  3. Next, evenly divide filling between the jalapenos. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella evenly over the tops and press lightly to make sure it sticks. Wrap the partially cooked bacon around the filled jalapenos. The bacon may need to be secured with a toothpick while baking.

  4. Place the jalapeno poppers back on the same baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown and the bacon is crisp.

Recipe Notes

Make sure to wear gloves when handling peppers.

 

9 comments

  1. Thank you so much for linking up to Fusion Fridays! These jalapeno poppers look delish! Come back next Friday to see my favorites and to link up again!

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  2. Sounds great. Can’t wait till I have time to make them and I love that they are not fried.

  3. Hi Meg,
    There is nothing better than a great plate of Jalepeno Poppers, and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. These look amazing! I need to share them with my mom; she has great peppers in her garden that would be perfect for this.

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on MomTrends.com!

    ~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

  5. Looks delish.

    We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  6. These look AMAZING! wow… so delicious. Thanks for all the pictures great instructions. Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring this tomorrow at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party. Stop by and grab a featured button!
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    1. Thanks so much! I will be there to grab a button and to link up more recipes!

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