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Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a healthier version of the decadent fried appetizer ~ these guys are just as addictive as the originals, without all the guilt!


makes 16 poppers

Total time

0 minutes


  • 8 large jalapeno peppers
  • ½ cup finely shredded Manchego cheese
  • ½ cup finely shredded Iberico cheese
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • handful of stuffed green olives (chopped)
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Halve your peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes. Set on a baking sheet.
  3. Mix the cheeses, olives, lemon juice and zest in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, and finish under the broiler to get a nice brown color.
  6. Serve hot with Crema Mexicana and lime wedges on the side.

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