Vegan Jalapeno Poppers

These savory jalapeño poppers are a great plant-based party or game day appetizer. Diced mushrooms add a "meaty" addition with the absence of bacon, and vegan cheese substitutes keep this appetizer vegan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
24 jalapeno poppers


  • 12 medium jalapeno peppers, sliced in half and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package button mushrooms, finely diced

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) tub vegan cream cheese substitute, softened

  • 1 cup vegan shredded cheese substitute, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Set jalapeño halves on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, open side up.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the skillet and saute until vegetables are tender and mushrooms have released their liquid, about 8 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess moisture.

  3. Mix mushroom mixture, cream cheese substitute, 3/4 cup shredded cheese substitute, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Spoon into the jalapeño pepper halves on the baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/4 shredded cheese substitute. Broil until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
4g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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