Fresh jalapenos stuffed with a creamy and savory filling, topped with buttery toasted panko, and baked to golden perfection. Baked Jalapeno Poppers are the ultimate game-day appetizer!
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Baked Jalapeno Poppers with Panko
These Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a lighter version of the traditional deep-fried poppers. Even though they’re a healthier version, these poppers are still crispy, delicious, and bursting with flavor!
These easy baked poppers make a great party appetizer and will be a guaranteed hit. Serve these Baked Jalapeno Poppers up with a side of creamy ranch at your Super Bowl party!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
They’re quick and easy. In 30 minutes, you’ll have crispy and delicious poppers without all the extra steps. No dipping or dredging here!
You can make a large amount at once. Double (or even triple) this recipe for a crowd and bake them all at once!
Your house won’t smell like a deep-fryer. I love fried foods but I do not love the lingering smell of oil.
They’re the perfect finger food! My husband has requested these at every Super Bowl party for the last several years. They’re such a great snack-y food!
Ingredients Needed for Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- Cream cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Garlic powder
When selecting your jalapenos, try to choose ones that are 3 to 4 inches long. This will make them easier to stuff!
How to Make the Best Jalapeno Poppers
Begin this recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
While wearing gloves, slice each pepper in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon and scoop out the seeds and membranes from each pepper. I’ve found that using a 1/4 rounded teaspoon works the best for this!
In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chives, and garlic powder. Stuff each pepper with the cream cheese mixture and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Depending on the size of the jalapenos, some filling may be left over.
In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the breadcrumbs and saute until golden brown.
How Long to Bake Jalapeno Poppers at 350
Top each filled jalapeno with the toasted breadcrumbs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Serve these up with your favorite dipping sauce- my personal favorite is a bowl of creamy ranch dressing!
How to Store and Reheat Jalapeno Poppers
You can store cooled poppers in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, arrange them on a baking sheet and cover it with foil. Bake at 350 for 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 2 to 5 minutes, or until the panko crisps back up a little.
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Baked Jalapeno Poppers
- 12 large jalapenos
- 6 oz cream cheese softened
- 6 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp chives
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/3 c panko breadcrumbs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While wearing gloves, slice each pepper in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon (round teaspoons work great!) and scoop out the seeds and membranes from each pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chives, and garlic powder.
- Stuff each pepper with the cream cheese mixture and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the breadcrumbs and saute until golden brown.
- Top each filled jalapeno with toasted breadcrumbs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
* Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients used and cooking methods.
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