Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed Jalapenos

These Stuffed Jalapenos are absolutely amazing and delicious.

If you’re looking for the perfect game day snack or party appetizer recipe, you can stop right here.

Just a small amount of heat from the jalapenos stuffed with some cheesy sausage yumminess…I mean, it really doesn’t get any better than that, right?!

I got 15 large jalapenos and cut them in half lengthwise.

Call me a baby if you want, but jalapenos make my skin burn.

So I always wear plastic gloves when cutting them.

Using a spoon, scrape out all of the seeds and ribs and they are all ready to be stuffed.

Be sure to scrape away from your face.

jalapenos cut in half

Place them flat, well…as flat as possible, on a lined baking sheet.

Now comes the best part…the cheesy sausage filling 🙂

scooped out seeds

In a skillet over medium heat add some olive oil, diced onion, and red pepper.

peppers and onions cooking in a pan

After a few minutes add some garlic and ground Italian turkey sausage.

Season with some kosher salt and pepper as well.

Holy cow just this smells amazing and I could probably eat it with a spoon just like this!

sausage filling

Now comes the cheesy part…stir in some cream cheese and shredded cheddar.

It does take a little bit before it all comes together, just keep stirring and I pinky promise it will melt perfectly.

Stuffed Jalapenos

Fill each jalapeno half and place on a lined baking sheet just like this.

Stuffed Jalapenos

These Stuffed Jalapenos will bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

If you are bringing these to a party you can certainly make them at home and them bake at the party, I’ve done that plenty of times.

And then I always seem to get invited back again and again…weird 😉

Stuffed Jalapenos


Stuffed Jalapenos

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Stuffed Jalapenos
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Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage and cheese stuffed jalapenos make the perfect snack or appetizer

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, best, Easy, Game Day Snacks, Italian Sausage, Jalapeno Popper, Recipe, Snack Ideas, Stuffed Jalapeno, TikTok
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 417 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 15 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground Italian turkey sausage
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt, pepper


  1. Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and ribs.

    Note: Recommended to wear plastic gloves when handling jalapenos. 

  2. In a skillet over medium heat add the olive oil, onion, and red pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the garlic, ground turkey sausage, kosher salt, and pepper. Cook 8-10 minutes, breaking up the turkey sausage as it cooks.

  4. Turn the heat down to low and add the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese is melted into the sausage mixture. Turn the heat off and add the cheese, stirring until melted.

  5. Fill each jalapeno half with this mixture and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

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