Fresh Mozzarella Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: February 16, 2022
Fresh Mozzarella Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

You didn’t think that people would love biting on whole, spicy peppers like jalapeno. However, jalapeno snacks like poppers are actually becoming a popular finger food! And with our Fresh Mozzarella Jalapeno Poppers Recipe, we’ll show you how to make a tasty snack out of jalapeno peppers. This snack is a great finger food to chow down on when you’re looking for something cheesy but spicy. It’s sure to wake you up and give you that extra boost of energy! 

No need to worry about the spice levels when eating this dish. Jalapenos are a lot milder than most peppers. Also, jalapeno poppers, or sometimes called jalapeno bites, have all their insides–seeds included–removed. It’s the pepper’s seeds, after all, that make it spicy. With the seeds gone, the jalapenos are then stuffed with a lovely, gooey mixture of cream cheese and mozzarella cheese. This gives the poppers a cheesy, salty flavor. This added taste goes well with its deep-fried texture and spicy pepper skin. Some jalapeno poppers are even stuffed with ground meat. You can experiment depending on what you think tastes best. But with this recipe, we made the ingredients basic and simple to keep the focus on the jalapeno’s amazing taste. 

Our jalapeno recipe is quick and easy to do. You can whip up some poppers in just a few minutes! It’s the perfect finger food snack to serve during movie nights, parties, and even get-togethers. If you liked this jalapeno snack, you can try our other Jalapeno Appetizer Recipes. We have all sorts of dishes that use this popular pepper, from Stuffed and Grilled Jalapeno Peppers, to even a Jalapeno Pie!


How To Make Fresh Mozzarella Jalapeno Poppers

With gooey mozzarella cheese, spices, and just the right amount of heat, these jalapeno poppers are the perfect finger food snack! It won’t take you an hour to try our Fresh Mozzarella Jalapeno Poppers Recipe.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 30 jalapeno peppers, sliced lengthwise and seeded
  • 12 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper, to taste
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine mozzarella and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Spoon mixture into jalapenos.
  3. In one bowl, add milk, and in another, combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  4. Dip each pepper into the flour mixture, milk, and once more into flour mixture to coat evenly.
  5. Let set for 10 minutes to dry. In a third bowl, add breadcrumbs.
  6. Dip peppers into milk and breadcrumbs and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oil to 350 degrees and fry poppers until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Remember to wear latex gloves when taking the seeds out of the peppers! The seeds are hot, so it’s best to protect your skin when handling them.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 202mg
  • Calories: 323kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 280mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 633mg
  • Vitamin A: 1274IU
  • Vitamin C: 62mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequenly Asked Questions

Can I use red jalapeno peppers?

Red jalapeno are just the ripe version of green jalapeno peppers. Although they are both essentially the same pepper, they differ in taste and level of spiciness. The green ones are known for having a generally fresher and crispier taste. Meanwhile, the red ones are sweeter, and do note, are spicier than the green ones.

How can I make the jalapeno less spicy?

Asides from removing the seeds, you can do some extra preparations to make your jalapeno peppers less hot. First, make sure all its insides are properly removed. This means that it should look like a hollow boat when you’re done prepping them. Then, rinse the peppers thoroughly with running water. This should make the peppers taste milder.

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Conclusion

Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with mozzarella and cream cheese are great for snacking! This is especially true if you want your food to pack a punch! Follow our simple recipe and you'll have a taste of these tasty poppers in no time!
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