Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

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Mar. 09, 2013

If you like jalapeno poppers, you're bound to love this healthy and satisfying version!


Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Turkey breast 1/2 Pound , ground
Green pepper 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , finely chopped
Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , finely chopped
Garlic clove 1 , minced
Fat free cream cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Greek seasoning To Taste (or seasoning of your choice)
Jalapeno peppers 10 , halved and seeded
For topping
Low fat parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon , grated



1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

2. Wash, slit the jalapenos in lengthwise, and remove the seeds.


3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat, sauté turkey with green pepper, onion and garlic, until brown and drain.

4. In a bowl, transfer the turkey mixture and add in cream cheese and seasoning, mix well.

5. Place one tablespoon of turkey mixture over each jalapeño half and press to flatten. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

6. On a lightly greased baking sheet place the filled jalapeños.

7. Bake jalapenos in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden.


8. Serve with some ranch dressing if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 36Calories from Fat 17

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 7 mg0.29%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet