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Stuffed Jalapenos


These stuffed jalapenos make a great party appetizer. The recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 6 large jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and cheddar. Season with salt and pepper. With a small spoon, fill each jalapeno half with about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Place peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until cheese is browned and bubbling, about 10 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.

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  • nancyanne4
    24 DEC, 2015
    Excellent. I have made these many times and I am always asked for the recipe. They are so easy to make, people are surprised. I slice a thin sliver off of the bottom of each half pepper to make them sit flat without rolling over. I have also been making ahead, refrigerating and serving cold. They are just as good and it is convenient that way. Thanks Martha, for a really good and easy recipe.
  • Laurmi
    24 DEC, 2014
    Fantastic! I made this for a friends Holiday party last week and they were so easy and such a hit that I'm about to head into the kitchen and make again for Christmas Eve dinner at my relatives. I added a bit of garlic powder and crushed red pepper for a bit of a kick and more flavor. These tasted great considering how easy and few ingredients were involved.
  • Cyndidee1220
    22 DEC, 2014
    I made then for a Christmas party, the only thing I did different, I had a bowl of bread crumbs and kraft Mexican cheese blend and I dunked the filled peppers in the mix... I wish I could give my personal review, but I can't.... I set them out, cleaned up the baking dish turned around and they were all gone.....!!!! So I am assuming they were delicious...!!
  • barb57
    4 JUL, 2014
    I made these with my granddaughter a couple of days ago and we devoured them. Then my son heard about them and he was a little annoyed that we didn't save him any as he "LOVES" them. So tonight I made them again and he said, "These are the best ones I have ever had and I have ordered them in many restaurants"! So there you are Sarah....a big big hit with us. I will be making these often and sooooooo easy to do!! Thank you loads!
  • BJOHN80312
    26 JUL, 2010
    Made these this week and they were awesome! I cleaned out all the seeds and ribs and even rinsed out the jalapeno halves and they were not spicy at all. I like some spice, so next time I won't rinse them and I might leave a little of the ribs in. After they came out of the oven and cooled a bit, they were gone in minutes!