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

Yield: 12-16 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

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Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños piled with smoked cheddar, chorizo, queso fresco, and green onions. A fabulous party snack to serve with margaritas and guacamole!


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon of cheese filling into each jalapeno 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.
  4. While the jalapeños are still warm, sprinkle the tops with crumbled queso fresco and green onions. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12-16 servings, Serving Size: 1 pepper

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 351 Calories
  • Total Fat: 30.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.1g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 761mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Protein: 14.3g
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21 comments on “Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños

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  2. Svetku Galdsposted August 20, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
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  4. Jenny Flakeposted May 18, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply

    These look fantastic!!

  5. [email protected]posted May 16, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  6. Jessica - The Novice Chefposted May 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm Reply

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

  7. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavorposted May 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm Reply

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

  8. Serene @ House of Yummposted May 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Stuffed Peppers are always good!  These look spectacular! 

  9. Deborahposted May 8, 2016 at 10:54 am Reply

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

  10. Heidi @foodiecrushposted May 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm Reply

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

  11. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 4, 2016 at 10:53 am Reply

    Pass me a few of these tasty fellows!! 

  12. Roxanaposted May 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm Reply

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

  13. Gaby Dalkinposted May 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm Reply

    I want to eat these everyday!!

  14. Mariaposted May 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Perfect little boats for filling!

  15. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Those stuffed jalapenos look so good!

  16. naomiposted May 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm Reply

    These poppers – so perfect and delcious!

  17. cookbook queenposted May 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

    Totally obsessed with those gorgeous pops of color!!

  18. Emilyposted May 2, 2016 at 11:49 am Reply

    Those look delicious!

  19. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 2, 2016 at 10:51 am Reply

    I love that you loaded these up!!

  20. Jenny Flakeposted May 2, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply

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

  21. Emily @ Life on Foodposted May 2, 2016 at 8:36 am Reply

    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.