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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers is a wonderful appetizer for any party. I made this recently for the Super Bowl party. My  husband and my friends liked it very much. I came across this wonderful recipe from SkinnyTaste when I was looking for a new and tasty appetizer in the internet. The main ingredients used are low fat and hence it is suitable for diet/weight watchers too. Here you go…

Remember not to touch your eyes or lips while or after handling the Jalapenos. Or you can wear gloves and work.

Preparation time: 60 to 70 minutes

Spice level: 4 out of 5

No. of servings: 8 to 10


  • Jalapeno peppers – 10
  • Light cream cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Low fat shredded cheddar cheese – 4 tbsp
  • Green onions – 4
  • Egg whites or egg beaters – 1/2 cup
  • Panko crumbs – 1/2 cup (substitute for egg: 3 tbsp all purpose flour with water)
  • Paprika – 1/8 tsp
  • garlic powder – 1/8 tsp
  • chili powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt and fresh pepper
  • Cooking oil spray

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Slit jalapeno peppers in half  and remove the seeds.
  3. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and chopped green onions (just the green part) in a bowl.
  4. Combine, panko crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper in another bowl. If you do not have panko crumbs, you can also use the regular bread crumbs or the crushed corn flakes.
  5. Fill the peppers with cheese filling and dip it in the beaten egg whites or egg beaters.
  6. Now place the peppers in  the panko crumbs mixture and cover it using a spoon.
  7. Remove it and place it in a greased baking sheet or on a pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the peppers.
  9. When you are about half done, the panko crumbs might not stick by forming lumps.
  10. Replace it with fresh crumbs. This will help the peppers sticking to the crumbs easily.
  11. Spray over the peppers lightly.
  12. bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese oozes out and the bread crumbs become brown.
  13. For those who finds it hot and spicy, do not eat till the stem part.


  1. Intersting recipe…looks so delicious

  2. Nice recipe.

  3. I just love this! Have always had these in restaurants. Time to try this at home!

  4. My favourite starters when I visit the famous Mexican restaurant here in London…. After reading through your recipe and knowing it can be prepared at home sounds wonderful…

  5. this is my favouritest appetizer..yummo 🙂

  6. Lovely clicks…looks spicy and yum!

  7. I luv panko bread crumbs and that looks great..

  8. Yummy,drooling.

  9. looks perfectly yumm ! make somethg similar with shallow fry-loved the baked part of it !

  10. wow what a lovely peppers…
    Dish Name Starts with F

  11. Interesting recipe, a great appetizer and looks so yum…..

  12. Love, love, love them 🙂

  13. Omg, am just drooling here,sooooo tempting!

  14. oh wow, these look great!

  15. Nithu they look absolutely delicious, a perfect snack for any party.

  16. I often make these..makes for a great n healthy appetizer 🙂

    US Masala

  17. I love these – such a delicious treat – I could eat anytime!

  18. This is very tempting!

  19. Those look delicious! I love peppers.



  20. this is making me droooooool…I m def gonna try this Nithu..:)
    Tasty appetite

  21. Awesome starters ! baking makes it even more appealing

  22. Looks Yummyyyyyy

  23. Ahh declicious….. it look so good.. tempting..

  24. I love that these are baked instead of fried. The crunchy topping looks great!

  25. These look sooooo good. Your whole blog is making me drool! I just made a jalapeno dip, inspired by the taste of poppers. Yummy

  26. Very nice presentation. I made jalapeno poppers a few weeks ago. I tried Emeril’s recipe posted on food network website. They tasted good, but I had a really hard time getting the panko crumbs to stay on the jalapenos. I should definitely give yours a try!

  27. Lovely appetizer Nithu..Awesome!

  28. You know Nithu,

    When I was seeing the panko bread crumbs It struck me I could spice up the couscous and fill it in the peppers….some cilantro action and some lemon….yum!!!


  29. Thanks all of you for the comments.

    Hi Shoba, it would be nice with those touches. Sure will try the next time.

  30. Hmm, thanks have a food festival and couldn’t find anything to make but when i looked at these made a couple and i am going to take them into my class thank you so much!

  31. Thanks Brandon for stopping by.

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