Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
This is a guest post by Elana Birnbaum.
Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños are an easy appetizer or snack that will please picky palettes. Simple yet spicy, they can be prepared in about 25 minutes and provide friends, guests or yourself with a quick burst of flavor.
You will only need a few ingredients for this recipe and they are ¼ cup of plain dried breadcrumbs, ¼ cup of minced red bell pepper, 1 egg, 6 large jalepeno chili peppers between 2 and 3 inches long and 1 cup (4 oz.) of ChefStyle Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese. This spicy cheese adds a kick to any dish and really livens up the stuffed jalapeños.
To prepare this recipe, begin by combining your cheese, your breadcrumbs, the bell pepper and the egg in a medium bowl and mix these ingredients well. Then, while wearing rubber gloves, cut each chili pepper in half lengthwise trough the stem. Discard the seeds and mound your cheese mixture evenly into the pepper halves. Place the halves on a foil lined baking sheet and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. When the oven is ready, put in your pepper halves and bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until the cheese mix is brown and bubbly. This dish is best served warm, but room temperature will work as well. This recipe serves six, but if you’re making multiple plates for a party, you can prepare and stuff your pepper halves and refrigerate. When you’re ready to bake, put several pans in the oven and in less than fifteen minutes, you’re done.
These stuffed peppers are only about 100 calories per serving and you’ll get an entire day’s worth of calcium as well as additional vitamin A, vitamin C and Protein. This filling recipe is versatile enough to be served at a sports party or a dinner party and anything in between. It looks and tastes special, but the bold flavor is much better than the standard chips and dip. It’s fun, fancy and a whole lot of flavor, so be prepared for these amazing, anything but mild munchies.