Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos


Stuff jalapeno peppers with a zesty guacamole-inspired filling for an snack that will fly off the appetizer spread.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 pepper halves


  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled

  • ½ 8 ounce package cream cheese, cut up and softened

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber, radish, or peeled jicama

  • ½ of a small red onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon salsa

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 12 large jalapeno or Fresno chile peppers, halved and seeded, if desired*

  • 4 ounce Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers, cut into 24 slices

  • Pork rinds or tortilla chips, crushed (optional)

  • Chopped cilantro


  1. In a food processor combine avocados, cream cheese, garlic, and lime juice. Pulse until combined. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in cucumber, onion, and salsa. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Carefully spoon the avocado mixture into the prepared jalapenos.

  3. On the rack of a covered grill or in a grill pan over medium heat grill the peppers, stuffed sides up, about 10 minutes or until jalapenos are slightly charred and softened, topping with cheese the last 2 minutes of cooking.

  4. Sprinkle jalapenos with pork rinds, if desired, and cilantro.

    grilled stuffed jalapenos


Chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes. When working with chiles, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the cut peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
5g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 9.9mg 50%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 2%
Folate, total 13.1mcg
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.

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