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Easy Jalapeño Poppers

Contributor Marky Jackson-Taulia brings a favorite bar food, Jalapeno Poppers, to the CNCF Cookbook. This snack is a popular addition at parties and small gatherings just remember to wear gloves when seeding the peppers.

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  • 1 dozen jalapeño peppers, halved
  • 1 eight-ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using rubber gloves, clean and seed jalapeños. (Seriously, use gloves and open a window because these little buggers can be really hot.)
  2. Place cleaned out pepper halves on cookie sheet. You can remove gloves, but wash hands before and after handling peppers.
  3. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese, cilantro and cumin. Stuff each pepper with cream cheese mixture.
  4. Mix bread crumbs and parmesan cheese together. Top each pepper with a small scoop of this mixture.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and crumbs are light brown.
  6. Serve and post a pic somewhere!

Published on

14 November 2021
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