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Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

The perfect appetizer, Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a delicious game day treat or a quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.

Jalapenos in wontons on a small plate |

You would think loving spicy food as much I as do, I would have eaten a ton of jalapeno poppers over my lifetime. False.

I’ve had a few from time to time when someone else has brought them to a party, but I was never a huge fan. The storebought ones have that dry breading that I can’t stand. Homemade ones take so long that I feel bad about eating more than one. And when it comes to spicy appetizers, I always want to eat more than one.

This recipe calls for using a regular muffin tin. That is intentional for three reasons. One, most people have regular muffin tins instead of mini muffin tins. Two, the wonton wrapper isn’t large enough to cut in half, so you end up getting the same quantity of cups anyway. Three, it is a giant pain in the ass to fill the mini muffin cups with the cream cheese filling.

Wonton wrappers in a muffin tin |

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baked wontons on a cooling rack |

These Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers have quickly become one of my favorite go-to appetizers because the components can be made days ahead of time. The wonton cups can be baked up to four days before your event, and the cream cheese and yogurt filling actually taste better if made one day prior.

I’m not sure about you, but I prefer to do all my prep work well ahead of a party. But hey, maybe you love waiting until the last minute and then dealing with stress-induced boob sweat.

You do you.Baked jalapeno poppers on a small plate |

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Jalapenos in wontons on a small plate
5 from 1 vote
Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The perfect appetizer, Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a delicious game day treat or a quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked jalapeno poppers
Servings: 24
Calories: 51 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cut the corners off of the wonton wrappers (you can do up to about 5 at a time) and gently press them into a regular-sized muffin tin. Lightly spray the tops of the wontons with olive oil.

  3. Bake for 9 minutes or until golden brown. If making ahead of time, remove from muffin tin and place on a baking rack until fully cool. If serving immediately, allow to cool enough to handle.

  4. Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds at a time until you can easily work with it.

  5. Add the rest of the ingredients through balsamic reduction, and mix thoroughly. If making ahead of time, refrigerate cream cheese mixture until ready to use.

  6. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment. Fill each wonton cup halfway with the jalapeno mixture. This is easier if the cream cheese mixture is soft.

  7. Bake for 5-10 minutes until the cream cheese is melted and warmed through. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Wonton cups can be made up to four days before and stored in an air-tight container.

Cream cheese mix can be made up to two days before and stored in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One comment on “Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers”

  1. ph!! I wonder how they’d be in the air fryer!?!