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Baked Jalapeño poppers

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Baked Jalapeño poppers

Starter Serves 2 30 min
Poppers are usually whole peppers, stuffed, breadcrumbed and deep fried. To save the laborious prep and pan of hot oil, these ones are halved, filled and baked instead.


  • 120g cream cheese
  • 120g cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 10g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 300g (10-12) Jalapeño peppers
  • 80g dry breadcrumbs (panko are ideal)
  • 1 lime
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Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Step 2

    Mix both cheeses with the paprika, coriander and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Step 3

    Split the peppers in half, lengthways. Use the tip of a teaspoon to remove the seeds and membrane. Stuff the pepper halves generously with the cheese mix. Transfer them to a baking tray and top each one with some breadcrumbs.
  • Step 4

    Bake for 20 mins, or until golden and crisp. Serve immediately with some lime wedges for squeezing.

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