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Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

30 mins
15 mins
Portions: 40 servings

Combine the love of brats with delicious jalapeno poppers for some truly awesome appetizers! This recipe from Johnsonville takes the signature brat flavor and adds some creamy, spicy goodness to a mixture of jalapenos, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Whether these poppers are baked, grilled, or air fried…they’re perfect for turning up the heat at your next gathering!

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Original Breakfast Crumbles 101428, Jalapeno Peppers, Cream Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Shareable, Appetizer, Casual Dining

Made By The Sausage Chefs

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) JOHNSONVILLE Original Bratwurst, casings removed
  • 1-1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 20 large jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed**

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 160°F; about 10 minutes. Drain if desired.
  3. In a small bowl combine the sausage, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared peppers.
  5. Arrange filled peppers on an ungreased baking pan. Bake until lightly browned; 12-15 minutes.
  6. Serve with ranch, blue cheese or your favorite dressing, if desired.

Grilling Directions

  1. Preheat gas grill or prepare charcoal grill according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. When ready to grill, place peppers on a grilling tray over medium-low heat; 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 320ºF for 3 minutes.
  2. Place stuffed peppers into preheated air fryer. Cook at 320ºF for 5 minutes or until browned.