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Johnsonville Cheesy Pepper Poppers

From the Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage

"Combine your love of brats with delicious jalapeno poppers for some truly awesome appetizers! This recipe from Johnsonville takes the signature flavors of your favorite brat and adds some creamy, spicy goodness to the mix with the addition of jalapenos, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Whether these poppers are baked or grilled, they're perfect for turning up the heat at your next gathering!"
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32 m servings 95 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (40 appetizers)

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  1. In a large skillet, brown and stir sausage until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cooked sausage, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared peppers.
  4. Arrange filled peppers on an ungreased baking pan. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


  • To grill: preheat gas grill or prepare charcoal grill according to manufacture's directions. When ready to grill, place peppers on a grilling tray over low heat (gas grill) or on medium-high on a charcoal grill, 4 to 6 inches from coals; cover. Grill for 10 to12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • *To remove casings, cut sausage link end to end, about three-quarters of the way through. Flip sausage link over, grasp casing and pull off.
  • **Safety tip: wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
  • Serving suggestion: serve "poppers" with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 95 calories; 8.7 g fat; 1.6 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 230 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I made these for a family/friends bbq and everyone absolutely loved them. Although, I used spicy sausage and added bacon bits. Wearing laytex gloves while working with jalapenos was a great ti...

I served these on raw bell peppers, since our family are spicy wimps. My husband and I enjoyed them, and felt that the juicy nature of the raw peppers was a nice counterpart to the kind of sogg...