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Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed Jalapenos

Brenda Smith

These scrumptious jalapeno peppers are stuffed with cheese, wrapped in sausage and baked. They are great for spicing things up at Thanksgiving and are always requested.

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  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 677 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Slice peppers lengthwise, remove seeds and core; fill with cheese.
  2. Roll out sausage with rolling pin, between two layers of plastic wrap. Remove plastic from sausage, and wrap a thin coating of sausage around each jalapeno.
  3. Roll peppers in spicy seasoned coating mix.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 25 minutes or until brown and sizzling and cheese is melted.
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Patrick Luce

Made these for my FIL. Used about 8 garden jalapenos and halved the other ingredients (really just eyeballed the cheese and spice). I had all the ingredients and was looking for a way to use the peppers up plus 1/2 lb. of sausage, so this was perfect. I was also looking for a stuffed jalapeno recipe that didn't use cream cheese and wasn't deep fried, so doubly perfect! The rolling out the sausage was a bit messy, I ended up just pinching off sausage and molding around each pepper. My FIL said it was a 5 star (I asked him to rate 1-5 as I didn't want to eat any, not that fond of stuffed peppers), he really liked the flavor of the sausage/spice combined with the jalapeno.


Heart attack on a toothpick! I tried to "healthify" this with turkey sausage and made my own seasoned bread crumbs (not Shake'n'Bake--which is full of fat & chemicals). I just don't like handling slimy canned chiles, so I used fresh chiles. I picked serranos because they're consistently spicy and I like the flavor better than jalapenos which are too vegetal for my taste. The chiles steamed inside the sausage which kept them fresh tasting and tender-crisp. Cheese was melty pleasure: Yum! Next time, I'll make the crumbs less spicy, so each layer will be a unique experience on the tongue. I'll make this for one item in an appetizer course--surrounded by healthier selections!--at my next dinner party.


This recipe was good tried it with cream cheese it gave it a great taste.