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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos are jalapeno poppers southern-style. They’re stuffed with a delicious and creamy pimento cheese mixture and roasted until soft and gooey. Then they’re topped with crumbled bacon and fresh cilantro.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos are a great spicy treat for game day or any day and they are a cinch to make.

Make Ahead Recipe

The filling, which is made from cream cheese, mayonnaise, diced pimentos, shredded cheddar cheese, and garlic powder, can be made in advance. You can also assemble the jalapenos up to 2 days in advance. Cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Easy Homemade Pimento Cheese

These peppers are stuffed with an easy pimento cheese made from cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. As a shortcut, you can use store-bought pimento cheese for this recipe.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos make a spicy appetizer.

Recipe Tips

To assemble  Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, cut 8 jalapenos in half. When shopping for them, try to pick out the largest ones since they will hold the filling better.

Be sure to wear disposable gloves or wash your hands right after touching the jalapenos. If you rub your eyes after working with jalapenos, it will burn like crazy.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos can be assembled ahead of time. Then they only need 20 minutes in the oven and they are ready.

For best flavor, instead of using pre-shredded cheddar cheese, buy a block of cheddar cheese and use a box grater to shred it.

How To Store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days. Reheat in a 350 degree oven or air fryer.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos make a spicy, cheesy appetizer.

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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos are jalapeno poppers southern-style. They’re stuffed with a delicious and creamy pimento cheese mixture and roasted until soft and gooey.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained well
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Fill jalapeno halves with cheese mixture and place on prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle bacon and cilantro on top.

Notes

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: pimento cheese, spicy

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Originally posted Novermber 30, 2018.

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3 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos”

  1. I followed Clare’s suggestion on half of my peppers and that half were killer…. the uncooked were good if you liked the raw green pepper taste but even those people who did’t like japapenos liked the softened peppers!
    GREAT recipe

  2. Clare O'Malley

    They are way easier to eat if the jalapeños are partially cooked before filling. Otherwise they are just raw and bitter.

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