Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

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Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers are stuffed with goat cheese, crispy panko breadcrumbs and a light drizzle of buffalo sauce. A fun switch up from the classic!

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers up close on a baking sheet.
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Why Make These Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

These jalapeño poppers are much more flavorful than your average poppers. They are stuffed with creamy goat cheese, lots of seasoning and deliciousness. They bake up quickly and are gluten-free. Baked jalapeño poppers are the perfect snack or appetizer.

My husband and friends love these. The bacon is an optional addition to the top. This recipe uses pre cooked bacon to top them with so it offers a good crunch to the popper. Enjoy! Looking for another crowd pleasing appetizer? Try Cream Cheese Corn Dip for a wonderful dip to pair with these!

Ingredients Needed

Baked Jalapeño Poppers on a counter in small bowls.

Jalapeño. Take the seeds out before stuffing! If you can’t handle the heat, you can use green peppers.

Seasoning. Onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, italian seasonings

Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt.

Goat Cheese.

Panko Breadcrumbs. For extra crunch and flavor.

Cooked Bacon Bits. I cook my own bacon and chop it up. This is optional!

Green Onions. For garnish.

Buffalo Sauce.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make baked jalapeño poppers on a cutting board.

Step One. Set oven to 375º Slice the tops off of the Jalapeños. Cut the jalapeños in half vertically and scoop out the seeds/white flesh and discard. Wash your hands after! In a small bowl mix sour cream, goat cheese, seasoning together well.

Step Two. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Gently scoop and fill each jalapeño with goat cheese mix. and dip in panko or sprinkle the panko breadcrumbs over the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until panko and jalapeños are slightly browned. Sprinkle onions, bacon if using, and sauce over before serving and enjoy!

Baked jalapeño poppers on a cooking sheet.

FAQ’s For Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Are these really spicy?

No, as long as you clean the seeds out really well, they shouldn’t be too spicy.

Can I make these dairy free?

Yes! use vegan cream cheese and vegan sour cream.

What can I top these with?

I like to use buffalo or ranch drizzled over.

Can I use regular breadcrumbs?

Yes, that will work great.

How long do these keep?

They will last in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container.

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Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers on parchment paper.
5 from 1 vote

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Oven Baked Jalapeño Poppers are stuffed with goat cheese, crispy panko breadcrumbs and a light drizzle of buffalo sauce. A fun switch up from the classic!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 Jalapeños
  • 4 oz goats chèvre (⅓ cup), *see notes for substitutions cup)
  • cup sour cream , *see notes
  • ¼ tsp course salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 4 tbsp buffalo sauce , optional!
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon, optional!

Instructions 

  • Set oven to 375º Slice the tops off of the Jalapeños. Cut the jalapeños in half vertically and scoop out the seeds/white flesh and discard. Wash your hands after! In a small bowl mix sour cream, goat cheese, seasoning together well. 
  • Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Gently scoop and fill each jalapeño with goat cheese mix and dip in panko or sprinkle the panko breadcrumbs over the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until panko and jalapeños are slightly browned. Sprinkle onions, bacon if using, and sauce over before serving and enjoy! 

Notes

*cream cheese or vegan cream cheese will also work. Feta will also work
*plain creek yogurt or vegan sour cream will also work

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 138
Keyword: healthy snacks
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are fantastic made them for Labor Day weekend BBQ party everyone was impressed.

  2. Note to self… remove ALL of the seeds. Left in a couple for added heat but that was not needed. These things are fire regardless!

  3. These are the perfect app for football season! I might make them/request them every Sunday.