Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

 In Appetizers, Cheese, Comfort Food, Gluten Free, Side Dishes, Snacks, Spicy, Summer, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian

When we were little, my sisters and I had an afternoon snack around 3:00 pm most days. Some of the favorites included carrots and dip, chips and grandma’s salsa, and on the very special occasion, mom might bring home jalapeno poppers in a freezer box from Sam’s club.

Those were the days! We’d carefully read the directions on the box, preheat the oven and then watch through the splattered glass for the cheese to burst through the sides, indicating that the poppers were done. There was a window of good cheese-bursting and “oh no all the cheese has left the popper” bursting, which left a wilted, spicy shell behind.

While I do love a good breaded popper I’m not really a fan of cleaning up after anything breaded so I pulled out some green onions from the fridge, hugged the cream cheese to myself until it became softened, and mixed it with some shredded cheddar, salt, and pepper. Onto the grill they went and lordy were they good! No breading required. Next time you’re firing up the grill give these a whirl. The green onions really add a lot and this simple appetizer can up your dinner game!

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Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 6 Poppers
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 Jalapenos
  • 1 Scallion
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Directions:

Soften the cream cheese till it’s at room temperature. Alternatively, pop it in the microwave for rotations of 30 seconds. Make sure you remove the wrapper first 😉

Slice your jalapenos lengthwise, try and cut it so there’s stem on both sides. But don’t panic if it all ends up on one side. Remove the ribs and seeds. You can mix in a few of the seeds into the cream cheese mixture if you like it spicy, but be careful! It will be SPICY!

Shred the cheddar cheese, thinly slice the scallion and mix both ingredients into the softened cream cheese with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix until it’s all combined.

Fill the popper shells with the cream cheese mixture and place on a hot grill for few minutes or until the cheese is brown and the jalapenos are soft.

Let cool till you can comfortably handle them before digging in! Enjoy!

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Grill
  • Tongs
  • Mixing Bowl – Small
  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board

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Recipe:

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 6 Poppers
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 Jalapenos
  • 1 Scallion
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Directions:

Soften the cream cheese till it’s at room temperature. Alternatively, pop it in the microwave for rotations of 30 seconds. Make sure you remove the wrapper first 😉

Slice your jalapenos lengthwise, try and cut it so there’s stem on both sides. But don’t panic if it all ends up on one side. Remove the ribs and seeds. You can mix in a few of the seeds into the cream cheese mixture if you like it spicy, but be careful! It will be SPICY!

Shred the cheddar cheese, thinly slice the scallion and mix both ingredients into the softened cream cheese with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix until it’s all combined.

Fill the popper shells with the cream cheese mixture and place on a hot grill for few minutes or until the cheese is brown and the jalapenos are soft.

Let cool till you can comfortably handle them before digging in! Enjoy!

Tools You'll Need

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Grill
  • Tongs
  • Mixing Bowl – Small
  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board

We keep Cleaver Cooking in business through affiliate links that you see here and we get a small percentage when you purchase an item through our links.
We do our best to recommend quality products but please note that not all products have been tested and we can’t guarantee your satisfaction.
If you already own similar items feel free to use those tools instead.

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