This recipe is to die for.
It’s such a football recipe. I mean come one…jalapeño poppers. When do you eat stuff like this unless you’re watching a game?
Well…I have a little confession…I eat this exact recipes at parties all.the.time. In fact, my sister-in-law made them for Christmas Eve.
sshhhh…they’re not just for football.
But they’re soooo football! Ok, I’m done. Anyway, this recipe came from the De Simone family! The De Simone’s are near and dear to our hearts…they’re like family to us but not blood related. They grew up in the same neighborhood as my husband and they have been best friends ever since.
They’re hella good cooks and bakers, too! This is their recipe and I just had to share with you because it’s the most amazing appetizer you will ever, ever make.
These little guys are seriously bites of salty, slightly spicy, cheesy heaven. There are only four ingredients (including the jalapeños) and these four ingredients, when mixed together, are seriously magical.
Take some regular ol’ ground pork, cream cheese and parmesan cheese and stuff it into a jalapeño and bake it – you have one the tastiest bites of food you will ever eat.
I have another confession. The grocery store didn’t have the best jalapeños (wah wah waaahhh) so I grabbed two poblano peppers just for fun. OMG if you don’t like too much spice, stuff some poblano peppers with this stuff. INSANE.
At least make them for the big game…they’re pretty good with a cold beer.
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- 20 jalapeños, halved and seeds and vein removed
- 1 pound pork sausage (I used Jimmy Dean's regular)
- 1, 8 ounce block cream cheese
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare jalapeños by cutting in half length wise and using a spoon to remove veins and seed (if you have gloves, it would be wise to use them. Careful not to touch your eyes or nose! Wash your hands thoroughly after). Place on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
- Brown sausage in a skillet. Once cooked through, add cream cheese and stir until combined (this will take awhile but stir until the cream cheese is fully mixed in with the sausage). Add parmesan cheese and stir until combined.
- Stuff the peppers with the sausage mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!