Monday, May 6, 2013

Yum Yum: Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Serve with your favorite margarita.
We have a fail-safe appetizer in the Hip-Baby Mama household: Grilled Jalapeño Poppers. We've made them for countless BBQs, birthday parties, dinners with friends and even just a random night with the two (or three) of us. I wish I could remember where I first had them but it didn't take much to take ownership of them.
The best part: they are so easy to make! All you need is fresh, whole jalapeños and cream cheese.

  1. Halve the jalapeños.
  2. Scoop out the seeds.
  3. Spread on the cream cheese. (I like to add a little sprinkle of paprika or New Mexico red chili powder to give them some color)
  4. Grill for 5-10 minutes. 
  5. Devour them like there's no tomorrow.
We made them last night for Cinco de Mayo. I want to eat them again.
There are variations; you can add different blends of cheese or sausage or bacon. Personally, I think simple is best. Otherwise, they become complicated and you have more pans to clean.

Tell me: do you have a fail-safe, go-to appetizer recipe? Share the link in the comments!


  1. I like to wrap mine in bacon and bake them in the oven! These things are so easy and I love that you can make as little as 2 or as many as 50. I'll have to try the chili powder on top -- love a little extra spice!

  2. These sound delicious! :) I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy foods, but I'd still like to try this out. Thanks for sharing!