These sausage stuffed jalapeños are also filled with cream cheese and baked to perfection. Trust us when we say they’re a must-have appetizer at your next party.
easy & yUMMY party food
We love food, and we especially center most of our family get together and parties around the menu. At almost every function, we love to have appetizers. That’s mostly because they’re simple, delicious and everyone loves them.
Today, we wanted to share a recipe for stuffed jalapeños – they have become one of our favorite appetizers and we were reminded about this when we made them last week and had them devoured in about 2 minutes.
With a delicious sausage and cream cheese mixture, these shelled peppers become the perfect little food to fill and enjoy (it’s right up there with our jalapeno popper dip.)
Since the peppers are seeded in this recipe, there isn’t much spice – that is unless you use spicy sausage or add some heat to the cream cheese mixture which is possible. We thought they were perfect as is using pork sausage.
How to Make Stuffed Jalapeños
Let’s begin by saying that the combination of sausage and cream cheese is better than anyone can imagine. In fact, we love the combo so much we’ve used it in several recipes, including Crescent Sausage Bites and Crescent Roll Sausage Bake. It’s delicious!
COOK SAUSAGE. Before adding the cream cheese, you will make sure you cook your sausage. Again – we like pork sausage but you can also use spicy if you want some heat in your pepper.
CUT PEPPERS. While your sausage is cooking, cut each jalapeño pepper in half, length-wise and seed the peppers. Set aside.
MIX + STUFF. In a medium bowl, combine your sausage, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and mix well. Fill each halved pepper with the sausage and cream cheese mixture and place in a baking dish.
BAKE. Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes. Serve on it’s own or with ranch dressing.
VARIATIONS: This recipe is so easy to change up based on what your meat or cheese of preference is.
If you aren’t much of a sausage fan, chicken and bacon both work great in this recipe. Also, if you want to change up the cheese mixture, you can use your favorite cream cheese and shredded cheese for the filling.
FRYING, gRILLING & STORING
How to fry stuffed jalapeños? Frying these stuffed jalapeños turns them into jalapeño poppers. You can do this by making this recipe as directed, except stopping before you bake.
To fry, place 1 cup milk in a bowl and 1 cup flour in a bowl. Dip the stuffed jalapeños into the milk and the into the flour, then back into the milk.
From there you will dip the peppers into a bowl of breadcrumbs making sure they are coated. Then fry in a medium pan for a few minutes each side or until it’s golden brown.
Can you grill these? Yes, you can! Just make the stuffed peppers as directed and place on grill rack. Cover and grill peppers for about 8 minutes or until the bottoms of the peppers are charred and the cheese mixture is slightly browned.
How to store stuffed jalapeños? We rarely have leftovers of these sausage stuffed jalapeños, but if we did, we’d place them in an air-tight container and place in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on low in the oven.
We love this recipe and can’t wait to have them again. They’re very simple and always a hit!
For more jalapeño recipes, check out:
Sausage Stuffed Jalapeño Recipe
- 1 lb ground pork sausage
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 lb jalapeño peppers (about 20) fresh, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 8 oz ranch dressing (optional) for dipping
- Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain grease.
- In a bowl, mix the sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
- Spoon about 1 TB sausage mixture into each jalapeño half.
- Arrange stuffed halves into a baking dish. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with Ranch dressing.