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Easy Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 10-15 large jalapeno peppers sliced in half and seeds removed
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese - softened
  • 1 lb ground sausage - scrambled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Real bacon bits for topping - optional


  • Preheat oven fo 400 F
  • Slice jalapenos length wise and remove all seeds
  • n a large skillet, scramble sausage until done and drain remaining grease off of it
  • Combine sausage, cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a large bowl and stir
  • Put a spoonful of cream cheese mixture in each jalapeno half
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and nonstick cooking spray
  • Place each pepper onto baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to lightly cool
  • Sprinkle with real bacon bits - optional
  • Enjoy!

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