Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños
Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños piled with smoked cheddar, chorizo, queso fresco, and green onions. A fabulous party snack to serve with margaritas and guacamole!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 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