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Stuffed Jalapenos

Serves 12

Try this easy appetizer that packs a punch. These stuffed jalapeños are the perfect party food. Stuff them early, then pop them in the oven just before guests arrive.


  • 12 large jalapeño peppers
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 oz shredded extra sharp reduced-fat cheddar cheese or jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • On a flat surface, slice the jalapeños lengthwise (wear rubber gloves). With a small spoon, scrape out the seeds and ribs from each jalapeño and discard. Set jalapeño halves aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, half the cheddar cheese, the onion and the cilantro. Stir to combine. Season the mixture with the salt, black pepper and cumin. Stir to combine.
  • With a spoon, fill the peppers with the cream cheese filling. Arrange the peppers on the baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining half of the cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned and the peppers are softened. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

2 jalapeño halves

Calories: 0
Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 3g