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Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños

Zesty Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños | ASpicyPerspective.comZesty, melty, spicy, good. Today’s Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños will start a riot at your next weekend gathering. You might want to make a double batch!

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There are party snacks, and then there are party snacks.

Today’s Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños recipe is a guaranteed knock-out, gold star, slap-tastic, queen of the snack table kind of recipe.

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The feverish response fresh peppers, chorizo, and 3 kinds of cheese can conjure up, is truly something to experience.

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Remember my basic 3-Ingredient Mini Stuffed Pepper recipe from several months back?

Well, these little guys have received a sexy overhaul. Swapping the goat cheese for a combination of cream cheese and smoked cheddar offers an ultra creamy flavorful base to pile on crumbled chorizo and queso fresco.

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The little pop of fresh green onion on top, along with the spicy sweetness of the roasted peppers, makes these Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños a force to reckon with.

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As know you, jalapeños can be unpredictable. It’s possible to end up with a batch of mild peppers with almost no heat… Or to happen upon fire-hot peppers that are hard to enjoy.

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I suggest making this recipe with a combination of fresh jalapeños and mini bell peppers (as seen in the images) so that everyone at your party can enjoy them, including the kids and weaklings.

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To make these Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños simply cut the little peppers in half and remove the seeds. Then fill them with a blend of cream cheese, smoked cheddar and garlic powder. Press the tops with crumbled chorizo and roast in the oven for a few minutes, so the cheese can melt and the peppers can soften.

Then sprinkle on crumbled queso fresco and chopped green onions and enjoy!

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Although Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños are best served warm while the cheese is hot and molten, they also taste great at room temperature, so don’t be afraid to make them for your next neighborhood potluck.

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Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños piled with smoked cheddar, chorizo, queso fresco, and green onions. A fabulous party snack to serve with margaritas and guacamole!
Servings: 16


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh jalapeños or a combination of jalapeños and mini bell peppers
  • 14-16 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened (could be low-fat)
  • 2 cups shredded smoked cheddar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Place the chorizo in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the chorizo until mostly cooked, and break into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Then move the chorizo to a paper towel lined bowl to drain.
  • Cut the jalapeños lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out the veins and seeds. Set them cut-side-up on the baking sheets. Then mix the cream cheese, smoked cheddar, and garlic powder in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of cheese filling into each jalapeño half. Press crumbled chorizo into the top of the cheese filling. Bake for 9-10 minutes until the filling has melted and the peppers are soft.
  • While the jalapeños are still warm, sprinkle the tops with crumbled queso fresco and green onions. Serve warm.


Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 536mg, Potassium: 286mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 790IU, Vitamin C: 51mg, Calcium: 173mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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23 comments on “Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños”

  1. Made 32 of these and took over to the cricket club for a starter with our pints.  Everyone loved them and they were gone 5 minutes.  Had to use Wensleydale cheese as we cannot get queso fresco but nobody here would know the difference.  Took me 30 minutes to make and really easy.  Will definitely make these again.

  2. Absolutely the best stuffed jalapeno peppers! I’ve made them twice in the last 2 weeks from peppers in my garden. The second time, I left a few seeds to add some heat. Everyone who tries them loves them – they are a big hit!

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  4. Very simple and tasty idea. Love it. Looks real funky.

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  6. Love these stuffed for a fun party appetizer. Perfect for summer, too! (Fresh from the garden)

  7. Love all the stuffings — but my favorite part is the multi-colored peppers. So fun!

  8. Who can resist these stuffed jalapenos? I wish I had these for a snack right now!

  9. Stuffed Peppers are always good!  These look spectacular! 

  10. SO many good things stuffed in those peppers. I need!

  11. I always see bags of these peppers and never know what to make with them. Well this takes care of that!

  12. Pass me a few of these tasty fellows!! 

  13. I love the addition of Chorizo in these!  Such a great idea!

  14. I want to eat these everyday!!

  15. Perfect little boats for filling!

  16. Those stuffed jalapenos look so good!

  17. These poppers – so perfect and delcious!

  18. Totally obsessed with those gorgeous pops of color!!

  19. Those look delicious!

  20. I love that you loaded these up!!

  21. These loaded jalepenos look amazing!!  Bring on the spice!

  22. These look delicious. We love spicy food and these little bites seem amazing!  Wondering if I should take a little trip to the store for supplies before the 5th.