Sausage Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Author: Lauren Castro

PREP TIME:

25 minutes

COOK TIME:

10-45 minutes (depending on grill or oven)

TOTAL TIME:

35- 70 minutes

YIELD:

5

Jalapeno poppers have been a staple in my family for years. You can serve them at birthdays, cookouts, football game watch parties, holidays and so much more. They’re super easy to make and will no doubt leave a smile on everyone’s face. 

What You’ll Need For This Recipe:

A block of cream cheese

Ground sausage

8 jalapenos

A package of bacon

For dipping:

Honey

To begin, you want to start preheating your grill or oven. If using a grill, preheat to 350 degrees and if using an oven, preheat to 450 degrees. 

Start cutting and hollowing out your jalapeños. Make sure you cut them longwise! When hollowing out, I suggest using a spoon and pressing from the top to bottom. You’re welcome to leave some seeds if you like some heat but if you absolutely don’t want them to be spicy, definitely run them under water to make sure they’re completely clean. 

Time for the filling! Cook your ground sausage and put it into a bowl. Add your block of cream cheese and mix them together. This should be pretty easy because the heat from the cooked sausage will soften the cheese. Once it is mixed, use a spoon to scoop the mixture onto your halved jalapenos. Use the back of the spoon to make sure you pack the mixture down. Once all jalapenos are filled, move on to the bacon.

Each halved jalapeno will need a slice of bacon. Hold the strip at the top of the jalapeno and wrap the rest around it. 

If you’re using an oven, put the jalapenos in for 10 minutes or until bacon is cooked. If you’re using a grill, leave them on for about 45 minutes. Check to make sure the cream cheese isn’t bursting out of the bacon!

Enjoy!