Pile of jalapeno peppers.

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

These baked jalapeño poppers are a healthier alternative to traditional jalapeño poppers!

Makes 10 servings


  • 10 jalapenos, cut in half, seeds removed
  • One 8 ounce brick of reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mexican style or sharp cheddar shredded cheese


  • Heat oven to 350 ̊F.
  • Cut jalapeno peppers in half. Scoop out the inside membrane and theseeds.
  • Fill each pepper with a spoonful of cream cheese.
  • Sprinkle each pepper with shredded cheese.
  • Place peppers on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 15—20 minutes and enjoy!


  •  Scrub the jalapenos under cool running water before you get started.
  • When working with chile peppers, wear gloves and glasses to keep the capsaicin oil away from sensitive ?areas.

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