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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Skip the processed frozen poppers and opt for these homemade Baked Jalapeno Poppers. Creamy, cheesy, and so delicious.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegetarian, Low Carb, Gluten-Free option
Servings: 18 jalapeno poppers
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Nisha


for the jalapenos

  • 8 jalapenos sliced in half & deseeded

for the crumb mixture

for the cream cheese filling



  • Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, add panko crumbs, 1/2 to 1 tsp of Cayenne Pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Mix. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, add cream cheese, milk, Mexican cheese, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt to a bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Slice the top of the jalapeno. Then slice in half.
  • Deseed the jalapenos completely.


  • Take a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread the cream cheese inside the jalapeno half.
  • Dip the cream cheese side of the jalapeno in panko crumbs.
  • Place on a baking sheet tray.


  • Place the baking tray in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Serve with ranch dressing and ketchup.


For a vegan option - use vegan cream cheese and Mexican cheese.
For a gluten-free option - use gluten-free panko crumbs.
* This recipe was first posted in March 2012. 


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
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