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Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Also known as Hot Poppers, these are a popular appetizer at many places. You may want to serve these up with some ranch dressing, the are so tasty!

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Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, CopyKat Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:25 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Who doesn't love a stuffed jalapeno pepper? You can make these jalapeno popper at home!


  • 24 fresh jalapeno peppers (1 1/4 lb) medium size
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs


Wearing plastic gloves, cut stem end off peppers with paring knife.  Carefully remove seeds and white membrane. Stuff peppers with cheese.  Heat oil in deep-fat fryer to 375* or in large pot until oil registers  375 degrees. Meanwhile, place eggs in small bowl. Place crumbs in shallow pan.

Drop 4 peppers in eggs; toss to coat. Using fork, lift 1 pepper at a time out of egg, shaking off excess. Drop into crumbs; toss to coat. Place on sheet pan. When all peppers are coated, set aside for 15 min. to set up and dry. Repeat 6 more times with remaining peppers. With slotted spoon, slip peppers, 5-6 at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes, until golden. Remove to platter lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining peppers. Serve immediately. 24 poppers.

You may want to serve this a side of your favorite Ranch dressing.

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  • Chelsea Rose

    These are amazing filled with cream cheese!! 😀

    • Stephanie

      I tend to think that jalapeno poppers are terrific no matter how you fill them.

  • Liz Nelson

    These were really easy to make and everyone loved them!

    • Stephanie

      I could eat these until I burst.