Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sausage and Mozzarella Stuffed Jalapenos

Here's another great stuffed jalapeno idea, my son requested stuffed mushrooms so I was asking a friend how she makes hers and somehow the conversation turned to "you know, I'll bet this stuffing is great in a jalapeno too"... And you know what, it is! The key is to chop the sausage up pretty fine and you may want to study your pepper a bit before you cut it in half to find how it will balance best on the baking sheet.

Earl was the one that thought these would be good dipped in a little spaghetti sauce...
Gotta tell ya, the little porker is smarter than he looks:@)

Sausage and Mozzarella Stuffed Jalapenos
Jalapenos, approx 3", cut in half lengthwise and cleaned
One part Italian sausage, cooked, drained and chopped fine
One part mozzarella, shredded
Half part seasoned breadcrumbs
Spaghetti sauce for dipping
  1. Place jalapenos on baking sheet/dish in 375 degree oven and bake for about 4 minutes.
  2. Mix the sausage, mozzarella and breadcrumbs.
  3. Remove peppers from oven and stuff with mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  5. It's always nice to finish them with a little sprinkle of kosher salt once out of the oven.
  • I didn't have seasoned breadcrumbs so I added a little garlic and onion powder, some Italian seasoning and a little pinch of S&P.
  • As a point of reference, for a quick snack I heated up the counter top oven, cut 2 jalapenos in half and used 2 Tblsp sausage and cheese, 1 Tblsp crumbs.
  • All sausage is different, if the mix seems just a tad dry to you add a few drops of milk, just a few though.
Sharing a tip about what a cleaned jalapeno should look like. If you don't want things to be too hot
you have to remove the seeds and membrane. A melon baller works great!
After doing this I find baking mellows the jalapenos very nicely.
Also, food safe gloves are a good idea if you're making a lot of them,
they can be found at Walmart and most Supermarkets.

Have a happy day:@)

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  1. You and Earl crack me up! What a great idea to stuff jalapeƱos, yum!

  2. I gotta make these. My family would adore them.

    thanks for the recipe

  3. lol @ Earl!! lil porker is tooo funny. These look delicious!
    happy wednesday

  4. Great appetizer Lynn! Your giving me some ideas now......Is Earl the official taste tester? :o)

  5. Ooh this looks so good! THANK YOU! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. That Earl and his antics just crack me up!!! The stuffed jalapenos look delish!!

  7. I am growing jalapenos and they seem to be my cash crop this year. Thanks for this easy and delicious looking recipe. I'm going to give it a try. Love the little piggy. :-)

  8. I'm taking Earl's "advice" because this looks delicious!


  9. Earl always knows best...I have heard a rumor that Earl is a 'secret restaurant critic'..just a rumor, of course! xo

  10. Hi Lynn,
    Earl is a real gourmet pork! The recipe looks very good.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. These look amazing. I have to try these this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. It's like you knew my eighty-something year old neighbor was going to come over with an enormous bag of Jalapenos. My husband was poking around the kitchen when he got in from work and asked, "What's this?" to which I answered,"Jalapenos." He inquired as to why I'd bought so many (as if I'd ever done so before) and I had to explain. We had a good thinking session about what to do with them all...too hot for canning. We decided to grill some cream cheese stuffed peppers tomorrow, but that would only use an eighth of the bag so I guess it's a good thing you posted another recipe idea. I think the rest will go in the freezer. Thanks!

  13. Those look so good! Thanks. sandie

  14. um, these look great. Must try. we love to stuff ours with cream cheese and wrap in bacon.

  15. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I have a boatload of jalapenos in my garden and didn't know what I'd do with all of them. I'm printing your recipe to try.

  16. I just love this recipe; so spicy and so easy! Love Earl in the tomato sauce! LOL! Great humor!

  17. Hi Lynn,
    Earl you really brought it this time, this is a great recipe for these Jalapeno's and I am going to look just like you when I finish with this recipe. This is a great idea! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Those look SO yummy -- will have to surprise hubby with them some night!

  19. I pinned this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I can hardly wait to try these.
    Tonya from

  20. That ‘lil porker looks cute! Haha! Anyhow, you’ve got a great jalapeno idea there, huh! My mom and my wife usually use cream cheese on their recipe. Regardless, the outcome will always be appetizing if you cook and prepare it with love. ;)

    Alex Staff


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