Easy Stuffed Red Jalapeno Peppers

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"This is so easy and looks so attractive. They are spicy but won't take your head off. Use your favorite cream cheese. Use Feta or Ricotta as an alternative"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (165.6 g)
  • Calories 62.5
  • Total Fat - 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 11.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 20.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 202.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Prepare the peppers

Step 2

Mix together the garlic powder and cream cheese

Step 3

Stuff each pepper with a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture

Step 4

Serve, thats all there is to it!


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose jalapeno peppers that are firm and bright in color.
  • If you want a milder flavor, use less garlic powder or choose a cream cheese with a milder flavor.

  • Substitution 1: Replace cream cheese with goat cheese. This substitution adds a tangy flavor to the peppers and provides a creamier texture.
  • Substitution 2: Replace garlic powder with onion powder. This substitution adds a mild flavor to the peppers and enhances the overall flavor of the dish.

Veggie Variation Replace cream cheese with mashed avocado and add 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup diced red onion and a pinch of salt to the filling.

Cheesy Variation Replace cream cheese with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup grated par

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Q: How much cream cheese should I use per pepper?

A: Use 1 teaspoon of cream cheese per pepper.

Q: Can I use any type of cream cheese?

A: Yes, you can use your favorite type of cream cheese.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1:Jalapeno peppers were first cultivated in Mexico, and are believed to have been consumed by the Aztecs as early as the 9th century.

Fun Fact 2:The jalapeno pepper is a popular ingredient in Tex-Mex cuisine and is often featured in dishes like nachos, tacos, and quesadillas.