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Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

"Folks gobble up these taste-tempting stuffed peppers," relates Gay Nell Nicholas of Henderson, Texas. "They have a crisp golden coating, cheesy center and pleasantly spicy flavor. The best part is that no one realizes they are low in fat, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 18 jalapeno peppers (about 3 inches long), halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat until blended. Spoon into pepper halves, packing tightly.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites and milk. Place cornflakes in another shallow bowl. Dip peppers into egg mixture, then coat with cornflakes. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until browned. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (4 appetizers) equals 127 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.