How To Make Jalapeno Poppers

The crunch of the pepper with the creamy filling and the smoky bacon over top makes this the ultimate tailgating recipe.

Ingredients

Jalapeno pepper 15 Medium , sliced in half then seeded
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Sweet italian turkey sausages 1 Pound
Low fat cream cheese 8 Ounce , softened
Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce , shredded
Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
Cumin 2 Teaspoon
Celery salt 1 Teaspoon
Scallions 3 Medium , chopped finely
Bacon strips 1/2 Pound , each cut in half (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a pan pour olive oil. Heat it on medium. Add the turkey sausage and cook while stirring frequently till browned all over. Set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

3. In a baking sheet place a low cooling rack. Set aside.

MAKING

4. In a bowl add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, basil, cumin, celery salt and scallions. Mix till combined. Put in the cooked turkey sausage and continue to mix well.

5. Fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese filling. Do not over fill it.

6. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno with bacon and place it on the cooling rack in the baking sheet. Bake for around 15 minutes or till the bacon is crispy.

7. Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

SERVING

8. In a serving platter, serve the jalapeno poppers with any dip of choice.

TIPS

This can be made without bacon also. Omit the step involving wrapping with the bacon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 15

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 191Calories from Fat 119

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 724 mg30.17%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet