Loaded Stuffed Jalapeños - These zesty, melty, spicy stuffed jalapeño peppers will start a riot at your next weekend gathering. You might want to make a double batch of this loaded jalapeño poppers recipe!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Author: Sommer Collier
1 1/2poundsfresh jalapeñosor a combination of jalapeños and mini bell peppers
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.