Pizza Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Do you know how fast 15 minutes goes by?

I do.  It’s fast.

Every 15 minutes on Monday I had to put drops in mr’s eyes because he got LASIK surgery done.  I’m not jealous even though I’m stuck wearing glasses the rest of my life.  Not at all.  Apparently my eyes are just bad enough that I need to wear glasses when I drive or watch t.v. but not bad enough for surgery.  Dang.

So this went in for a few hours.  Drops.  Set timer.  Beep.  Drops.  Set timer.  Drop.   Beep.  

After awhile we reread the instructions which said we only needed to use these drops every 15 minutes for the first 3 hours.  It had been 7 hours.  Sigh.

Don’t say anything but I kinda have a crush on him so I didn’t mind.

So it’s true that 15 minutes isn’t much time but in that amount of time you could easily whip these spicy little bites up.  They have cheese in them too.  I’ve mentioned my cheese addiction right!?

Good, because you are going to hear a lot more about it in the  coming weeks.

Pizza Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Yield: 18-20 poppers


  • 9-10 jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tblsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 pepperoni slices, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. On a cutting board slice the peppers in half and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Place the pepper halves onto a baking sheet, cut side up.
  3. In a small bowl mix the ricotta, sour cream, parmesan, and salt and pepper. Place the cheese mixture into a plastic resealable bag and snip the tip. Gently squeeze the cheese mixture into each of the pepper halves. Top each filled pepper with sliced pepperoni and a little mozzarella.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly and serve.


  1. Mmmm cheesy jalapeno poppers. Would love a few of these :)

  2. Kristina says:

    I love jalapeno poppers of ANY kind. these look DEEEELICIOUS.

    oh, wow, for seven hours when it only needed to be three? :) I was imagining you actually trying to make these, and getting interrupted… and getting interrupted… and… ;)

    • Krista says:

      Thanks Kris! Oh my goodness. The standing, then the sitting, then standing again. It was worse than having a newborn! We had a good chuckle when we realized our mistake. It was pretty hilarious!

  3. Deborah says:

    Seriously in love with these. Especially that ricotta!!

  4. these cheesy jalapeno would be a hit this weekend!

    • Krista says:

      Yes they would! This is the first time I made poppers and I am in love! So easy, a bit spicy which means I won’t eat a lot which means I can still zip my jeans, and mr gets a dose of the heat he loves. Win-win!

  5. If I didn’t have an unreasonable fear of jalapenos. I would so try to make this (without pepperoni at least).

    • Krista says:

      I made the mistake of taking a bite thinking it wouldn’t be so bad since there weren’t any seeds. yeah. I was wrong. Mr was happy that he got to enjoy them all.

  6. These look really interesting and delicious! I love filling up jalapenos with non-traditional fillings. We actually just posted a recipe on our blog that is similar in appearance, but with a very different taste. I plan on trying this version as soon as possible!

    • Krista says:

      Awesome Seth, thanks! Isn’t it fun to play around with ingredients and make different versions of a traditional recipe? I live for tweaking recipes!

  7. Jogalog says:

    Who doesn’t like Jalapeno poppers! These look great for a superbowl party.


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