Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers

Looking for a great tailgating recipe? These cream cheese jalapeño poppers are a must-try at your next event! This cheesy appetizer is a great addition to your list of go-to game day recipes, like wings, pigs-in-a-blanket, and chips & dip. Whether you’re watching the game at home with family, tailgating with your friends, or inviting the neighborhood over to watch the Super Bowl, this jalapeño popper recipe is sure to be a hit.

Jalapeno cream cheese poppers recipe

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 12 ounces jalapeño peppers, tops cut off and seeded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 quarts oil for frying

Mix the cream cheese, bacon bits, and shredded cheese together in a bowl and fill each jalapeno with the mixture. Pour the flour and milk into two separate bowls and dip each jalapeno first into the milk and then into the flour making sure they are fully coated. Set the peppers on a tray and allow to dry for about ten minutes. Then, dip the peppers in the milk and coat completely with breadcrumbs. Repeat this step if needed to ensure all surfaces of the poppers are covered in breadcrumbs. Heat the oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) and fry the peppers for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool on a paper towel before serving.

Try this jalapeno poppers recipe for your next tailgate or cookout. Your guests are sure to be impressed! Don't forget to check out our collection of Super Bowl Online Invitations to help you organize an unforgettable party. 


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