Armadillo Eggs


This armadillo recipe makes a great side dish or appetizer with a little kick. I got this recipe from my mother.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
24 armadillo eggs


  • cooking spray

  • 24 jalapeno peppers

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

  • 1 pound sausage

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix

  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Cut a slit in each jalapeño pepper; remove and discard seeds and pulp. Stuff jalapeños with Monterey Jack cheese cubes.

  3. Mix together sausage, Cheddar cheese, baking mix, crushed red pepper, and garlic salt in a large bowl until well combined. Shape sausage mixture around stuffed jalapeños to form egg-shaped balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until sausage is cooked through and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of sausage should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
42g Fat
16g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1390mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 589mg 45%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 247mg 5%

* 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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