Recipes and Cooking Baked Jalapeño Poppers No need to wait until your next trip to a restaurant to enjoy this cheesy, spicy appetizer. Make your own jalapeño poppers at home by baking the peppers with cream cheese and queso fresco filling. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 11, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 10 to 12 poppers Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 ounce cream cheese, softened ⅓ cup crumbled queso fresco 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper or pimenton (Spanish paprika) 2 - 3 tablespoon pine nuts or chopped pecans, toasted 10 - 12 fresh jalapeño chile peppers and/or miniature red and yellow sweet peppers Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. For filling, in a small bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on low to medium until smooth. Beat in queso, thyme, garlic, and ground chile pepper. Stir in nuts. Cut a slit down one side of each pepper to create a pocket. Leaving stem intact, remove seeds and membranes. Use a small spoon to fill peppers with cheese filling. Place stuffed peppers on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until peppers are soft and stuffing is heated through. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 71 Calories 6g Fat 2g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 71 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 15mg 5% Sodium 92mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 2g Vitamin C 17.1mg 86% Calcium 47mg 4% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 69mg 1% Folate, total 6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.