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Some-Like-It-Hot Stuffed Jalapeños

Holy hot fire, these stuffed jalapeños are good. I’m not lying. I pounded down 15 of these spicy green gems the other night. That’s right. I said it.  FIFTEEN! I’m surprised my stomach wasn’t a burning hole of fire the next day. I love spicy food! Like, sweat-while-you-eat spicy. That’s probably why I adore mexican and tex-mex food so much.

These jalapeños are loaded to the brim with a delicious cheese and sausage mixture, and then topped with, you guessed it, more cheese.  Hello, cheese! My husband tried to tell me they were too cheesy. Uh, too cheesy? Is there such a thing as too cheesy? The answer is “NO!” There is indeed no such thing as too cheesy. I took a vote, and it just doesn’t exist. Yet, he proceeded to eat the remaining stuffed peppers. Too cheesy my arse.

Okay, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love brown, charred cheese. It. Is. Good. Guess who was picking at the bits of crispy, browned cheese and waving them around saying “This is my favorite part.”  The same man who said the words “too cheesy” in a sentence.

I have made these stuffed jalapeños numerous times. They’re a favorite at parties, dinners, and barbecues. There are never any of these left over. So, if you had hopes on taking the leftovers home for a midnight snack, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. There won’t be any. I’m sorry.

If you like spicy, you’re gonna adore these stuffed peppers. Don’t worry, they’re not knock-your-socks-off hot, but they do pack a small punch. They have more of a warm, lingering heat. And, if you eat enough of them, you may notice a few beads of sweat gathering on your forehead. Enjoy!

Some-Like-It-Hot Stuffed Jalapeños

Yield: 30-35 jalapeños

Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


20 jalapeño peppers, cut in half, seeded and deveined

1 lb. hot sausage roll (I used Jimmy Dean)

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

4 dashes Tabasco sauce

1/2 tsp. seasoned salt

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place the jalapeño halves on the sheet.

In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

In a large saute pan, heat 2 tbs. of olive oil. Add onions, red pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the hot sausage, making sure to break it apart as it cooks. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the cooked sausage mixture to the bowl with the cream cheese. Stir to combine. With a spoon, scoop the cream cheese mixture into the jalapeño halves. Top the peppers with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Turn the broiler on hi, and broil just until the cheese chars a bit and turns brown. Serve.


Adapted from Guy Fieri

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28 Responses to “Some-Like-It-Hot Stuffed Jalapeños”

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    lovefoodcookfood — April 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, we would most certainly like this recipe. Will you invite us to your next party? Please. :-)


    • themessybakerblog replied April 26th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Done! Next party, you’re invited. I’ll make a double batch.


  2. #
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — April 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    these are amazing….seriously amazing. i need to eat these like now


    • themessybakerblog replied April 26th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks, Jenn. They are so good. I bet Seth would love them.


  3. #
    juanitascocina — April 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I’m sorry, tell your hubby he’s been outvoted. There is indeed NO SUCH THING as too cheesy. Puh-lease. Things can *maybe* be too sweet, or two sour. But, NEVER too cheesy.

    Now that that’s out of the way…ummm…girl, I’ve got your back at 15! Go girl!

    I’m thinking after seeing these, Yeah….I’m probably good for anything leftover! YUM!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 26th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Jen. I know, right! Too cheesy. That’s crazy talk.


  4. #
    Kristina — April 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hahah o man, I needed to whip out the tums just to finish reading this, these look AWESOME! My wimpy stomach needs to man up because I need some of these in my life, loveee the charred cheese, looks amazing!


  5. #
    surrkhab — April 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

    wow ! Loving this recipe .


  6. #
    griffinsgrub — April 27, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Yum!! Next time, try taing half a slice of bacon and wrap it around it before cooking.


    • themessybakerblog replied April 27th, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Thanks for the bacon idea. That really sounds like it would be amazing.


  7. #
    April — April 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

    No such thing as too much cheese! These sound amazing! I need to make these asap!


  8. #
    Food Stories — April 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese … that’s ALWAYS my motto :-)


  9. #
    akitchenaddiction — April 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I have to agree with the above comments. . .NEVER too much cheese! :) My husband would love these! I will definitely be bookmarking this recipe for future use!


  10. #
    [email protected] — April 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I will need to try this version. I have made these before but yours do look exceptionally cheesy -which is a good thing. Ha-I will make a not to count how many I eat-yum! Too much cheese, that is like saying you have too much gasoline for your car…Enjoy the weekend!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 28th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Tina. They are spicy and cheesy. I’m warning you, they’re addictive. Enjoy your weekend, as well.


  11. #
    Stephanie — April 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I definitely like it hot! These would be an awesome party snack!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 28th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      I make them a lot during football season. The guys love them.


  12. #
    Choc Chip Uru — April 28, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I am one very hot chick ;)
    These look perfect to fill the burning desire in me for hot food :D

    Choc Chip Uru


    • themessybakerblog replied April 28th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      If you like it hot, you’ll love these. I’m addicted to them.


  13. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Need.these.ASAP! Your shots make me hungry!



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