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Jalapeño Poppers - if you like spicy, you'll love these. Stuffed with cream cheese. They are amazing! - by Mama Maggie's Kitchen
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5 from 2 votes

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers are sinfully delicious. Stuffed with cream cheese then fried. These amazingly yummy appetizers are made for indulging on game-day, summer BBQs, or just because.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 111kcal


  • 12 Pickled Whole Jalapeño Peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 less fat cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups canola oil


  • Drain jalapeños.
  • Cut the stems off.
  • Carefully remove membranes and seeds.
  • Combine cheeses in a small bowl.
  • Spoon cheese mixture into a ziplock plastic bag.
  • Snip off the end corner and pipe the cheese mixture evenly into peppers.
  • Take out three plates,. To one plate, add flour. To another plate, add eggs. To the last plate, add the bread crumbs.
  • Add salt and paprika to each plate.
  • Working with one pepper at a time, dip in flour, egg, then breadcrumb.
  • Add cooking spray to a baking sheet. Place jalapeños onto the baking sheet.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining peppers.
  • Add oil to deep pan.
  • Heat oil and fry eat pepper until golden on each side.
  • Do not crowd the pan or it will not brown properly.
  • Remove from pan onto a plate with a paper towel. Let drain and cool. ENJOY!


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.8mg