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cream cheese jalapeno poppers
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Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers

Creamy, crunchy, and spicy - a perfect party appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 364kcal


  • 24 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 package cream cheese 16 ounces
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Deep fryer oil canola, sunflower, or vegetable


  • Let the cream cheese soften at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to preparing.
  • Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds from each half. Keep the matching halves close together.
  • Stuff the jalapeño pepper halves with cream cheese, and then press the two halves back together.
  • Mix the eggs, salt, and water in a mixing bowl and place breadcrumbs in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Dip each jalapeño in the egg mix and then immediately into the breadcrumbs, coating the jalapeño with the crumbs. Place the breaded jalapeños into a bowl and freeze them for 2 - 3 hours.
  • In a deep fryer, heat your oil to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In batches, deep fry your frozen jalapeños for 3 minutes or until the bread crumb coating is a golden brown color.
  • Place the deep fried poppers onto a paper towel to allow the excess oil to drain from the poppers.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.



Use as much deep fryer oil as needed for your deep fryer. We calculate nutritional value here based off of 5 cups. 


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 49.8mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.9mg