Jalapeno Popper Cups
Didn't have enough Jalapenos to make full out poppers, but improvised for a creamy and spicy appetizer. You'll want to eat them right away, but they will be molten hot so be careful!
Didn't have enough Jalapenos to make full out poppers, but improvised for a creamy and spicy appetizer. You'll want to eat them right away, but they will be molten hot so be careful!
The filling was very good, but they do not set well for a party, because they must be eaten hot. If you plan on eating these within 10 minutes of pulling them out of the oven, then you’ll enjoy them. I doubled the recipe, so I had left over filling. I baked the left over filling and served with chips the next day. This was much better! Also, I substituted some smoked Gouda cheese for the bacon bits since I am a vegetarian. This gave I a very nice Smokey flavor without the meat.Read More
I took the suggestion of using individual tortilla chips. I used Tostitos scoops. They were perfect .
Pretty, Simple, Tasty! I made as stated and put them in mini muffin tins. I also added shredded imitation crab meat (1 cup) so this made 18 filled tarts for me. The crab meat and the peppers were great together and very attractive and gave it a little more filling. They were gone in an instant. Can't wait to serve them again.
I thought 2 jalapenos would be too hot, but it needed both. I also found it needed a little garlic salt as it was a lacking a little something. I usually love phyllo shells, but for this recipe, I think I would bake on individual tortilla chips next time. A wonderful foundation...and the mixture was even better after refrigerating for a few days. The bacon is a great bonus (I used real instead of bacon bits). Thanks for a fun idea!
BIG HIT!!!!!!!!!!! I put the mix in a sandwhich baggy and snipped the cornor to pipe the mix in to make it easier and so that I wouldnt break the shells.
We LOVED these! The only phyllo shells I can buy come in packs of 15. I doubled this recipe for 60 tarts and had just enough filling. It can be a bit tedious filling the shells, so next time (and yes, there will be a next time) I'll pipe the filling in. I made these ahead of time w/no issue. We didn't use them all, so I froze the extras in the Phyllo tart trays in a Ziploc for future use. Good stuff! Surprisingly, I actually preferred the tray I made bacon-less to the ones topped w/bacon bits. THANKS, for a great appetizer recipe, Jessina!
Awesome recipe! I ended up using phyllo cough and using a regular side cupcake pan. Therefore, I doubled the recipe. I also added more Jalapeno's. Everyone LOVED this recipe! Will make many more times. Thanks for sharing.
This is the most fantastic appetizer I have ever made. I have to make double the recipe (it's more convenient since cream cheese comes in 8 oz instead of 4) but in order to accommodate, I used 6 peppers, and 2 cups of shredded cheddar over 30 cups (the packs come in 15 where I buy them) and just left out the hot sauce. Even will all the changes, it still turned out GREAT. And unlike store-bought jalapeno poppers, these require not ranch to serve with.
These were so easy and EVERYONE loved them! I even had 3 people ask for the recipe before I left the party! Anything with less than 6 ingredients is on my list of the best recipes to have, and with the rave reviews, you can count on me doing this one over and over again! I made the filling the day before and kept it in the fridge overnight. I took it out to get to a "spreadable room temp" and just before the party popped it in the oven! EASY!!!
Absolutely delicious (from a traditional popper lover)! I had a jar of diced jalapenos in my fridge, so I used those instead of fresh jalapenos. I wasn't sure of the translation from fresh jalapenos to jarred, but I used too much (5 tablespoons) and they were delicious but just a tiny bit too spicy for my (and a few others at our party's) taste. Will definitely make these again, probably with 3 tablespoons of diced jalapenos. I wasn't sure what "hot pepper sauce" was (hot sauce?), but we had an open bottle of Footy's wing sauce and I used that, and it was great. We served it with habanero jelly (not very spicy on its own), and the sweetness combined with the spiciness is amazing! Love this recipe - they are addicting and definitely beware of the molten factor when they first come out of the oven!!
I love this recipe! It is the second time I've made them this week. So easy and less messy than actual poppers. The first time I made them I could not find pastry shells so I got phyllo dough sheets and made pouches instead. Worked fairly well, a few overflowed and the pouch did not hold. But this is a great recipe. I also added a tad bit of garlic powder, but I am a huge garlic fan.
My husband and I thought these were to die for!!!! I also used the tostito scoops b/c I already had them on hand and prefer the taste to phyllo cups. I made two batches, one with fresh jalapenos and one with jarred and preferred the jarred ones because they were hotter and not "crunchy" and they were perfect ;) thanks for a great recipe thats delicious, spicy and easy!!!
The filling was very good, but they do not set well for a party, because they must be eaten hot. If you plan on eating these within 10 minutes of pulling them out of the oven, then you’ll enjoy them. I doubled the recipe, so I had left over filling. I baked the left over filling and served with chips the next day. This was much better! Also, I substituted some smoked Gouda cheese for the bacon bits since I am a vegetarian. This gave I a very nice Smokey flavor without the meat.
Loved them... made them in phyllo tarts as written. I think putting them in regular scoops tortilla chips would make this great appetizer just ordinary. Just my opinion, try as written first! Thanks for sharing!
Very nice indeed. I liked not trying to stuff peppers but having a neat to eat snack to have when people come over to watch the game. Thanks Jessina!
We put this filling into wonton cups rather than phyllo tarts. Ours could've used more heat, but that varies on your jalapenos, and there's no way to really be sure til you taste it. Don't be tempted to overdo the jalapenos trying to make sure you get plenty of jalapeno flavor -- the cheese flavor is sufficient to make these fantastic even if your jalapenos are weaker than anticipated :) Thanks for the recipe!
I made this for family a couple weeks ago. Everyone loved them, and they were a breeze to make. I'll be making them again this weekend for snacks leading up to our family easter dinner. I've been using phyllo sheets though, since I can't seem to find the tart sheels anywhere. I double up the sheets per popper and hold them together while they bake with toothpicks!
This recipe is fabulous! I tripled the recipe and filled 45 phyllo cups, then used the rest of the filling for a mini (toaster oven-sized) pizza for a friend who eats a gluten free diet. The only modifications I made were adding about 1 t. garlic salt and using about 1 1/2 t. adobo sauce in addition to the hot sauce, because I only had 1 T. hot sauce. I will definitely make this every time I get a carry-in request. THANK YOU for sharing!
Used tostitos scoops instead of the phyllo shells. Very good & not to spicy
FANTASTIC!!! I made them as stated except I put them in Tostada Scoops! Recipe for 12 actually made about 30 with the Scoops. Fantastic! I baked them a bit too long at 10 minutes so I will bake them for only 8 minutes next time. Not too too spicy. They are more taste of heat then true heat. Even my daughter had some!
This is a great recipe! We really loved this just as written, though I like the suggestion of one of the other reveiwers and think I will add crab meat next time. The other thing I have done is used wanton wrappers when I didn't have the phyllo cups and that worked equally as well. This is definitely a keeper!
The hot sauce was a little too dominant. It was ok but I won't make it again, even w/tweaks. Thanks!
I thought these were a fun idea for our superbowl potluck. I put the filling in a baggie, snipped a corner and piped filling into scoops chips rather than phyllo cups. Most people enjoyed these but thought the hot sauce made the filling taste more like hot wings rather than jalapeno poppers.
These were just so so to me. Not bad, not great.
These were really good- easy to make too! I didn't fill the cups all the way to the top and I think I will fill completely next time.
Keeper! Chopped up 4 jalapenos for this recipe instead of 2 called for by the recipe, as I really like it spicy! I also used real bacon (just a preference). Easy, perfect, and delicious!
I couldn't find phyllo tart shells where I live in Mexico, so I used potsticker wrappers and molded them down into the mini muffin pan. Worked great and tasted great! Also used Chihuahua cheese with a tiny bit of cheddar, instead of all cheddar. Turned out great! They were gone in minutes! Next time I make them, I'm going to make my own tortilla chip "scoops" and see how that turns out!
I have made this appetizer twice now and both times it was a hit! I would recommend trying to use jalapenos that are not crazy spicy otherwise you have a lot of mouths on fire! Because the main ingredient is the jalapenos, these can get a little spicy! Love the use of the phyllo shells and how quick and easy they are to make. They also can be prepped before-hand and stored in the frige if needed. Great quick app!
I used the crescent roll dough without the seams. I just spread the ingredients on the dough square and rolled the dough. Then sliced to make cute little pinwheels. Placed on cookie sheet face up. Baked according to crescent roll dough directions. Might try next with puff pastry.
Great recipe. I took it to a superbowl party and everyone loved it. Much easier, faster and so much less of a mess than maing regular poppers. I used 2 more jalepenos than recomended and it was perfect for us.
2 peppers was just a tad too spicy for me, even without using the hot pepper sauce, but hubby thought them perfect. They disappeared quickly! I will make again, but a double batch, less peppers & no hot sauce in one batch for me & the recipe exactly as stated for the hot hubby! I did eat two...so they are yummy. Piping the mixture in using a corner-cut baggy was key in not breaking the mini cups. I baked them first for about 5 mins, piped the mix in, then baked again another 5 mins. They were good at room temp & not at all soggy.
I made these for an appetizer for Thanksgiving and they were the first things to go. These were so delicious and so much easier than making an actual popper. I did skip the hot sauce because I didn't have any (even though I could have sworn I did), but I can't wait to try them with. These will be on my regular rotation for appetizers, because they are that good.
Awesome. Next time I'm blending in some fresh sausage though. I upped the cheddar a bit and can easily double or more the hot sauce. OH and you can put WAY more jalepeno in to get the flavor right.
These cook up so nice and taste fantastic. I did add a little parmesan cheese to the tops of some and these ones were a little bit better. I will make these again and again.
Made these for a football watching party. They were a big hit!
These were fabulous! I actually liked the use of the phyllo tart shells in this recipe. I used canned diced jalapenos and added 3 tablespoons worth into the mixture. So good! I also left off the bacon, I don't think these really need it, but i'm sure they would be just as tasty with. Thanks!
Incredible appetizer. Easy, spicy and absolutely delicious. I made them as per the recipe. These will become one of my go to recipes. Everybody loved them. They were perfect.
I will definitely make these again. They have a gret (not too hot) flavor and the bacon bits really bring it home. Nice thing about these is that while they are fabulous served warm, they also stood up very well to being baked early in the day for an event late in the afternoon.
I wouldn't make these again.
These are wonderful! I made them with diced jalapeno in the jar and added a little minced garlic. I let the mixture marinate together for the afternoon before usisng it to make the cups.
We loved these. I used scoop chips as the only change.
I used tostitos scoops because I wasn't able to find phyllo tart shells anywhere. It was amazing. I made a whole cookie sheet full and my sister and I ate almost all of them ourselves!
Love this recepie! When serving adults I don't change a thing! My kids don't like jalapeno so when I am cooking for them I substitute the jalapeno for chives, double the cheese and incorporate extra bacon along with a dallop of sour cream. Cheesy, creamy goodness!
Great!!! The tart shells come in a 15 count package and the recipe makes them all. I double the recipe, make two batches and freeze them. Perfect for when company drops in. So much healthier, too. Thanks for a great recipe.
Perfectly Delicious! Used Tostitos Scoops (not any other chip brand of "scoops" because they have round bottoms that won't sit upright on your baking sheet). Used Diced Jalapenos in a jar (3 tablespoons DRAINED for average adult taste). I think fresh jalapenos might be too crispy in this recipe. Any hot sauce should be fine, but I used Tabasco since it was the only one labeled as "pepper sauce". REAL bacon bits in the zipper pouches found near the salad dressing and croutons in the store (do not use "imitation" bacon bits...totally different product). NOT good for potlucks or large parties where several dishes are set out buffet style. These are not good cold or reheated as they will be chewy or scorched by a chaffing dish. These are perfect for a few dinner guests served as an appetizer at a barbecue or to a hoard of teenagers as a snack. Thank you Jessina!
So simple, so delicious! I used the Tostito's.
Turned out great! I like them better with puff pastry dough vs. phyllo dough but the filling is perfect!
Amazing! I used Tostino's Scoops and put the mixture into a ziploc bag and cut a tip off to easily pipe into the scoops, otherwise it would have been difficult/messy to spoon in there. I also added S&P and used microwave bacon and turned out great!
Firstly, our local WalMart no longer carries the phyllo cups... so I used the frozen sheets of puffed pastry. I also doubled the recipe for 24 servings instead & it was a HUGE hit. I baked the pastry first for about 7 min. then I spooned the mixture on top and baked another 10 min. So good!
Made these yesterday for a family party, big hit! I used canned jalapeno slices instead, no difference really! The bacon sets them off...yum!!!
These are very good! I would highly recommend for a easy appetizer! Thanks!!
Loved these, big hit! I used the natcho chip scoops and they were great.
best things ever!
Ok. I've had a better recipe. I don't care for the cups. Maybe try it on bread.
I made this as stated for an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner. They were a huge hit! Everyone loved them, but we ran out! Next time I will double the recipe. This is a keeper!
Easy and delicious! I didn't have enough shredded cheddar so I added some pepperjack to make up the difference. Thanks for the recipe Jessina!
These are great and everyone loved them.
Delicious! Big hit on Thanksgiving. I doubled the recipe and I used Tostitos Scoops instead. I went light on the jalapenos because I was afraid they'd be too spicy, but they ended up not spicy enough so I put a few drops of hot sauce on each one before serving. Will definitely use the recommended amount next time. Thanks!
These are fantastic prepared as written! I did leave out the bacon bits since I didn't have any and used sriracha for the hot sauce. Use the phyllo cups, they add a delicate crisp texture and fresh jalapeño so they don't taste pickled. My 23 year old nephew popped one in his mouth and said "these are amazing". They were demolished in minutes! Definitely recommend this recipe ??
I love this recipe but if I want to make something for those people who arent a fan of spicy foods, I use chopped pimentos instead of jalapenos. Very good!
Boom sizzle!! Everyone is addicted to these. I have to make at least 6 per person every time we go somewhere and get lots of requests for the recipe. Our favorite appetizer recipe.
Super easy! I doubled the recipe and used 2 red and 2 green jalapenos since they were Christmas appetizers. I combined the ingredients in a ziploc using reduced fat cream cheese and a blend of full fat and reduced fat cheddar. I microwaved the bag about 15 seconds and snipped off the corner to pipe the filling into the cups. I got side tracked and didn't bake them until an hour later and they turned out fine. Will make again!
Love at first bite. I baked in toaster/convection oven and that put my on top bacon a little too close to the heat. I mixed most of the bacon into the cheeses and will put it all inside next time, many more next times. The delicate brittle crisp of the phyllo contrasts so well with the creaminess of the cheeses. I had a bit of filling left and used that as a spread for a turkey roll up. If serving more than a few people you will want to make more than one batch, no one can eat just one of these.
I've had better popper recipes...the phyllo cups gave them a crispness and the texture just didn't taste good to me with the filling. The filling was good, but I would do something else with it, maybe bread and fry?? Not sure. But the phyllo doesn't work for me. Sorry.
Used Pillsbury Crescent Roll Creations Sheet, reduced to 1 jalapeno, added canned crab, and forgot the bacon bits. This was delicious!! Crowd pleaser. Will make again!! Will try with both jalapenos and bacon bits next time - and of course the canned crab.
I made this for a appy for bookclub and it was a great hit!!! I made it as written and wouldn't change a thing! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
These were delicious, although next time I will saute the jalapeno first as I don't like biting into crunchy jalapeno. Big hit at the BBQ! UPDATE - Sauteeing these is a MUST...these are gone within minutes...they are good in the phyllo dough cups, but they are also incredible in Tostitos Scoops...they might actually be better in the Scoops because they have a little salt added. These are my new go-to apps, they are so delicious!
i love this recipe!! i just didn't have phyllo tart shells and was in a rush!! so i used tortillas instead i just cut them into mini triangles. so they are kinda like jalapeno tortilla chips<3 very yummy!!!
Quick, easy and YUMMY!!!
Excellent! I didn't have any bacon, but they were tastey anyway! Brought them to a pot luck and didn't have ANY to take home. I highly suggest doubling the recipe. I had left over filling that I just popped in the oven and served with chips.
I made this for my husband's birthday and doubled the recipe because I had a total of 9 people . The doubled recipe filled 15 phyllo cups perfectly. This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! The only change was I used real bacon insted of bacon bits. My husband thought they were great and he is not too found of spicy foods. Definitely a keeper. You can easily prepare the filling a day in advance. I'll be serving these at gatherings for years to come!
definitely my new go-to appetizer recipe!
Excellent recipe, and very easy to make. Like other reviewers, I doubled the recipe and used two packages of 15 phyllo shells. I avoided the hot sauce for the first batch, and it tasted great with "medium" heat. I used real bacon pieces instead of the "bacon bits" with excellent results.
They were great, I couldnt find mini phyllo cups, and I wanted to use whole grain phyllo so i just stuffed phyllo sheets into mini muffin pans and filled with the mixture and pushed down. They were delicious, made them for 3 different parties, they were gone quick
These are great! Big hit on football night!
I Love, Love, Love this recipe!! I made them for my husband one night, and they were GONE in under 10 minutes!! I have made them several times since and everyone that has tried them raves about them!!! So easy to make and super yummy!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Pretty good. Used bacon instead of bacon bits. Did not hold up well overnight.
These are now my go-to summer appetizer! I have tons of jalapenos in my garden and found this to be the tastiest way to use them. Have made it twice now exactly as the recipe states. Wouldn't change a thing. So easy too.
I doubled the recipe, but otherwise it was exactly as the recipe was written. Yummy.
This is my new "go to" appetizer to take to parties. So simple, and everyone just loves them !!!!!
Can we talk about all the friends I made at the Nascar tailgate last weekend because of this recipe?! I doubled it. I made 30 phyllo cups with homemade bacon bits, fat free cream cheese, and some seeds from the jalapeños. I also did the piping from a bag trick to make it quicker and easier. I will make this again and again and again.
So simple to make, but, packs a flavor punch! I made exactly as the recipe stated, but, substituted ground Johnsonville Italian Sausage for the bacon. The sausage worked perfectly with the cream cheese and jalapenos and really kicked these tasty jalapeno cups up a notch. I used Cholula for the hot sauce. If you can't find phyllo cups you can use regular phyllo and form to your mini muffin pan or even pie crust would be great. I will definitely be making these again.
This was really good and very easy! I've tried this in phyllo cups and scoop chips and the scoop chip are definitely the way to go! Definitely use two seeded jalapeños, as the heat is largely reduced by the cream cheese. The last time I made it I accidentally added 8oz of cream cheese and a little extra shredded cheese--it was a happy mistake! Doubled the recipe without reducing the flavor. These are even great the day after!
I've made this both in the phyllo cups, and doubled it and served in a casserole as a dip - much preferred as a dip with Scoops, it went over much better that way. I diced up bacon and added most of it in to the cream cheese mixture, reserving just a little bit for garnish to sprinkle over the top (used the already-cooked kind, 1/2 package when I made a single recipe in the phyllo cups, and a whole package when I doubled the recipe and put it in a casserole as a dip.)
Absolutely wonderful. I like this idea much better than a whole Jalapeno stuffed, believe me. Second time we left the bacon off and enjoyed just as much with cheese topping. Had to watch carefully and broil the last minute or two. Careful is the operative word!!! Burn easily.
So good! My husband can't quit eating them. I used Baked Scoops and low fat cream cheese - they still taste amazing. Thanks!!
I followed the helpful suggestions of others and these came out great. I doubled the recipe to make 30 poppers; our shells come in packages of 15 each. I used real bacon, two tablespoons of diced jalapeño from a jar, and made the mix a day ahead so it had time to get happy. I cut the corner off the ziplock bag and piped neatly into the phyllo shells. They took about 25 minutes to bake and were gone in 5 minutes.
Added crumbled pork sausage and yellow pepper. They were gone in minutes. Definitely use a plastic bag to pipe into the shells. Makes for an easy and enjoyable appetizer! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Made these for a party and everybody loved them! They were gone in minutes. I used less jalapenos then the recipes called for and it still turned out awesome!
These were great and so easy. I did cut back on the hot sauce because my peppers were pretty hot on their own.
These are AWESOME! Everyone raves about them. I do add some cheddar cheese, but great without also!! Thanks
I made these for a family gathering and they were the first "finger food" to disappear. Everyone asked for the recipe. My 2 year old even loved them!
So tasty and good! This is a fabulous recipe!
My guests thought they were great! When I'm by myself, I make the filling recipe and microwave it. It makes a great hot dip for corn chips!
Very tasty! These are great served in phyllo shells or scoops tortilla chips.
me and my family loves Jalapeno Poppers!
This was a good quick snack. I used scoops instead cause that is all I had and they turned out great. I also sprinkled a little garlic salt in them mix. Will make again!!
Super simple and gone in a flash. Used 15 phyllo tarts, as that is how mine come packaged, and there was more than enough filling. Great way to use up the last of the jalapenos from my garden that I still had in the freezer. Used Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits (in the yellow bag) and they really worked well. Definitely a keeper.
Sooo good! I double the recipe. I made some in the shells and some in the tortilla scoops. I like the chips better, but some of my guests like the shells.