Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe
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Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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If you like foods that have a little kick, you'll love these zippy, cheese-and-sausage-filled jalapenos. The recipe is one of my favorites for parties. —Rachel Oswald, Greenville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 22 large jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • Ranch salad dressing, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 162 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese; fold in sausage.
  2. Spoon about 1 tablespoonful into each jalapeno half. Place in two ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until filling is lightly browned and bubbly. Serve with ranch dressing if desired. Yield: 44 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Sausage-Stuffed Jalapeno in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"I made these.. but I used green, yellow & red bell pepper long wedges and then added the filling and baked as on the recipe! every1 loved them and I was also happy to know that I could switch out the hotties and use bell peppers instead! another way I did these were to cook the filling and smear n2 flour tortillas and roll up - cut n 1/2 to make little sandwiches (I sometimes add scrambled eggs to the filling) different! no hot peppers allowed!"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"I just made these and they were a hit !!! I will serve them at the next pool party !!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"I make these for cook outs always turn out great and everyone loves them"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I can't tell you how many batches of these jalapenos I've made or how many times I've been asked for the recipe since I found it over 8 years ago. All I know is they are delicious and a huge hit every time I make them or take them anywhere."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"I have made these often...Love them! Don't leave in oven too long, the longer they cook the hotter the peppers seem to get! They will disappear in no time. I switch up a lot of recipes, but this one I make as is...I use low fat sausage though. Good!"

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