Spinach-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers #SundaySupper

Are you ready for some football?! Even if you're not big on football, you're going to love this week's #SundaySupper theme which is all about delectable Super Eats for the Big Game later today.

My favorite foods to serve at our annual Super Sunday party are NachosSpicy Hot Wings, Pizza, Homemade Onion Dip, Micheladas and Jalapeño Poppers. Mmmm, Jalapeño Poppers! I LOVE me some stuffed jalapeños! I love them stuffed with cheese, or chorizo, or spinach. The latter are my current faves because of my recent obsession with spinach. Just by making a slight change to my Espinacas con Crema (Creamed Spinach) recipe, I had the perfect stuffing that plays so well with the spicy sweetness of the jalapeños. And did I mention that there's bacon in the stuffing?

Even if you're not having a football party this weekend, these Spinach-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers make for a delicious appetizer for any occasion.

Spinach Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers - lacocinadeleslie.com

Spinach-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1-1/2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
  • 10 to 12 fresh jalapeño peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed  

Saute the chopped bacon in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until completely cooked; reduce heat to low. Add onions and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and cream cheese and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Preheat oven 350°F. Rinse jalapeños with cold water, pat dry with paper towel. Fill each jalapeño pepper half with the spinach stuffing. Arrange jalapeño halves on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Receta en español 

Jalapeño Poppers w/ Spinach - lacocinadeleslie.com

NOTE: When working with fresh jalapeño peppers, always wear plastic or latex gloves to protect your skin from the oils released from the peppers. Wash your hands with soap and baking soda when you're done. 

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  1. Great take on Jalapeno Poppers! I love that you stuffed them with spinach, yum!

  2. Oh yum! My husband would love these; I need to make for him!

  3. Oh man! I can only imagine how yummy these must taste!

  4. Mmmm, don't those look yummy, love the flavor combo!!

  5. I love this healthier version of Poppers! Great twist!

  6. Please ship me those stuffed jalapeños. They look very, very good. Thanks in advance.

  7. Oh, the spinach is an awesome addition!

  8. These stuffed jalapenos look amazing! I love the filling!!!

  9. Picantitos y definitivamente delicious, perfectos para un dia como hoy.

  10. There you go combining 4 of my favorites (jalapenos, spinach, cream cheese, and bacon) into one tasty appetizer. YUM!

  11. oh wow! These Spinach-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers look fabulous!!! I must try soon! yummm!

  12. Hot and happy. I'd like to snack on these :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen