Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe
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Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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These cheese-stuffed jalapenos are always popular when my husband and I host a tapas (appetizers) party. There’s a flavor explosion in each crisp and tender pepper. —Mary Potter, Sterling Heights, MI
Recommended: Stuffed Burgers
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika
  • 10 jalapeno peppers

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 66 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut a lengthwise slit down each pepper, leaving the stem intact; remove membranes and seeds. Fill each pepper with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture.
  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Place peppers in a disposable foil pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 10 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos in Country Woman August/September 2009, p29

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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TanyaVDB User ID: 2515758 117701
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"First need to say that there wasn't one left on the plate. However I gave it a four star rating because I myself could not eat another one my mouth was on fire. However everyone else didn't seem to think so. I think like one person said it's a gamble if you get a hot one or not. Someone that likes the heat this is for them. I think the spices add to the heat. My husband loved them. However please please ensure that you wear gloves when working with peppers. After washing my hands I accidently touched my eye and had to flush it iout. GLOVES are a must!"

Dksites User ID: 6824066 166047
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Had the family over they ate them before I could even get them off the grill. Everybody loved them."

PMTBELL User ID: 5947851 100981
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"It took a lot longer for the peppers to get soft for me - more like 25 - 30 minutes at 375f. Unfortunately, the peppers were not hot enough for me. Next time I'll make from my garden since they are ready to pick now! I think I will double up on the herbs as well."

msslab User ID: 1986351 100979
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I've made this recipe a couple of times--so good. One change is I used mini peppers instead of jalapeno. The colored ones makes a pretty dish."

decar48 User ID: 5127622 182896
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011


coolcrow26 User ID: 5167426 100973
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Great recipe, time consuming, but worth it. I added a hand full of real bacon bits, some fresh chives, and a little sour cream. I substituted the paprika for some chipotle seasoning from Pampered Chef. It also made lots more than 10 peppers, but mine were small in size. It probably made 20+."

Kulpins User ID: 5099568 115307
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Here is howI do stuffed jalapenos. Cut fresh peppers in half. Take out the seeds. Suff with cream cheese. Wrap with half a piece of bacon. bake for30 min@ 400 degrees in oven. Bacon is crisp and peppers are soft. Yummy. Cyn"

clown19 User ID: 5280994 117696
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"My grandmother makes Jalapeno peppers with just cheddar cheese inside. It is good. Some of the peppers you will need water or some dairy product with it. We are like it is gambling if you get a hot one or a mild one."

KScales User ID: 3262967 184459
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"We apologize for the error, but the wrong photo was attached to this stuffed jalapeno recipe. The recipe is correct as published. However, if you elect to add some cooked crumbed bacon to the recipe, it'll be even better!

The correct photo will be posted here soon.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

memerox User ID: 1431043 117691
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"I always use bacon with mine. It is very good!"

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