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Jalapeño Popper Recipe

Jalapeño poppers are creamy, spicy, and fried to perfection. These stuffed peppers are a widely popular appetizer for good reason!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 24
Calories: 137kcal


  • 1 c milk
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c dry bread crumbs
  • 12 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz Mexican cheese shredded
  • 1 strip bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 12 oz jalapeno peppers halved and seeded
  • 2 qt vegetable oil for frying


  • Grab 3 separate bowls. Add the milk to a bowl, flour to a bowl and bread crumbs into the third bowl.
  • In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.
  • Place the jalapeno halves onto a plate in a single layer. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeno half.
  • Coat each pepper by dipping them each in milk and then into the flour. Place back on to the plate to dry.
  • Dip each jalapeno again in the milk then into the bread crumb mixture. Allow them to dry and then repeat dipping them into the milk and bread crumbs.
  • Pour the oil in a large skillet. Turn the heat to medium. Once the oil is hot, fry the jalapenos for a few minutes turning them so they are a golden brown all over.
  • Place the fried jalapenos on a paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg