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Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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. YIELD:14 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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