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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
40 appetizers
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, brown and stir sausage until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink; drain.

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  • In a small bowl, combine cooked sausage, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.

  • Spoon mixture into prepared peppers.

  • 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.

Tips

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

95 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 25.5mg; sodium 229.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2018
Very good! A nice change from the cream cheese/bacon wrapped jalapenos too. I used Johnsonville breakfast sausage spicy kind because I had it. Delicious. I'm bringing it to a party this week. Thank you! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2016
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 soggy mushy feel of the cheesy brat filling. Our kids were just so-so on it - they are anti-peppers so we served theirs on crackers. For my husband and I I also sauteed some greens in a skillet with a clove of minced garlic and mixed that into the cheesy brat mix. That added a more virtuous feel to the meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2016
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 soggy mushy feel of the cheesy brat filling. Our kids were just so-so on it - they are anti-peppers so we served theirs on crackers. For my husband and I I also sauteed some greens in a skillet with a clove of minced garlic and mixed that into the cheesy brat mix. That added a more virtuous feel to the meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2018
Very good! A nice change from the cream cheese/bacon wrapped jalapenos too. I used Johnsonville breakfast sausage spicy kind because I had it. Delicious. I'm bringing it to a party this week. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2017
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 tip. Other people in my family who are spicy challenged want me to make them with sweet peppers and sweet sausage. This was a great appetizer for a bbq Using laytex gloves was a good tip. I also suggest refrigerating the sausage mixture to firm it up. The firmer mixture makes it easier to stuff the peppers. Every family function these are expected to be made. Last time I made them; instead of adding bacon bits- I wrapped the stuffed peppers with a slice of bacon. Hold it together with a toothpick. This added 20 more minutes to the bake time. If you want the bacon crispy put your toaster oven on toast or a George Foreman grill is great. Read More
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