Baked Jalapeno poppers | Cheese Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies
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Baked Jalapeno Poppers | Cheese Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

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Baked jalapeno poppers are the best appetizers ever! They are super creamy, spicy and crispy. Stuffed with paneer, mozzarella cheese, jalapeno dip and topped with crushed cheese nachos. Believe me, they are the perfect snack for any occasion.

Baked Jalapeno poppers | Cheese Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

To make these bite-sized treats at home, you will need just a few ingredients and a few simple steps. Just assemble all the chillies, fill them with the cheese mixture, then bake them until the top gets golden. Sprinkle crushed nachos over the top. It adds a beautiful crunch to this dish. Baked jalapeno poppers are ready to serve.

How to cut the jalapeno peppers:

Slice the jalapeno peppers in half (lengthwise). Don’t forget the wear gloves while cutting them as they can burn your skin. Then remove all the seeds. Place them over a baking tray.

Jalapeno Poppers Without Jalapeno:

But if you can’t find jalapeno peppers then you can use bhavnagri chillies or any other thick chillies. Here I have used bhavnagri chillies. These are a special variety of Indian chillies which hails from Bhavnagar, Gujrat. 

Jalapeno popper filling:

Now you can fill the peppers with any ingredient of your choice. Like meat, veggies, cream cheese, cheddar, mushroom etc. The possibilities are endless. Here I have not filled them with cream cheese. Instead of that, I have stuffed them with a mixture of paneer, mozzarella cheese and a cheese-jalapeno dip. Paneer is a kind of non-melting Indian cottage cheese. And the dip that I used is from the brand Veeba. It gives a beautiful jalapeno flavour to the filling. I have not added any salt or pepper to this filling, but if you like then you can season it as per your liking.

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Prep Time: 15 min | Bake Time: 15 min | Total Time: 30 min

Serves: 3-4 people

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 bhavnagri chillies or jalapeno peppers, sliced lengthwise and deseeded
  • ½ cup paneer, grated
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 3-4 tbsp Veeba cheese and jalapeno dip
  • 6-8 cheese nachos, crushed
  • Salt, optional

Method:

  • In a bowl, add grated paneer, grated mozzarella cheese and cheese-jalapeno dip. You can also add a pinch of salt if you like. Combine everything well.
  • Preheat the oven to 200-degree Celsius.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the chillies over it. 
  • Stuff all the chillies with the cheese mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Take the tray out of the oven. Sprinkle crushed nachos over it. Serve immediately.
Baked Jalapeno poppers | Cheese Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

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Baked Jalapeno poppers | Cheese Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Sneha Paul
Baked jalapeno poppers are the best appetizers ever! They are super creamy, spicy and crispy. Stuffed with paneer, mozzarella cheese, jalapeno dip and topped with crushed cheese nachos.
Prep Time 15 mins
Bake Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6-7 bhavnagri chillies or jalapeno peppers sliced lengthwise and deseeded
  • ½ cup paneer grated
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 3-4 tbsp Veeba cheese and jalapeno dip
  • 6-8 cheese nachos crushed
  • Salt optional

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, add grated paneer, grated mozzarella cheese and cheese-jalapeno dip. You can also add a pinch of salt if you like. Combine everything well.
  • Preheat the oven to 200-degree Celsius.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the chillies over it.
  • Stuff all the chillies with the cheese mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Take the tray out of the oven. Sprinkle crushed nachos over it. Serve immediately.
Keyword cheese stuffed chillies, jalapeno poppers without jalapeno

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