We ended up with TONS of jalapenos in our garden this year! We weren’t sure what to do with them, so I started with a huge batch of jalapeno poppers. I make this app a lot during football season, so I made a batch to bring to my parents for dinner this weekend & froze some *before baking* to take out this fall & winter. When they’re baked for a long time, the peppers get soft and much less spicy. Enjoy!
- jalapenos (about 20)
- 16oz cream cheese
- shredded cheddar or mexican blend (about 1/2 cup)
- salsa (about 1/4 cup)
- pre-heat oven to 375
- mix cheeses & salsa
- cut jalapenos in half lengthwise, remove core, & seeds *carefully, I use gloves and even wear a mask because the aroma makes me choke!
- stuff empty jalapenos with the cheese mixture & wrap in bacon (small pieces are fine)
- bake for 40mins
I know many people are concerned about sharing germs these days with COVID rates going up again. Serving apps on individual plates, bowls, or cups is a great way to still offer apps for sharing!
I would use mini plates like these and have them set up in advance if you were having an outdoor gathering or tailgate.
Check out my mini charcuterie cups idea here for another COVID friendly app!