Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños


Stuffed jalapeños with a cheesy sausage filling. You will love this spicy appetizer treat!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Overhead looking down at a few sausage-stuffed jalapeño halves.

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  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pound large fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Ranch dressing (Optional)


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead view of halved jalapeños, cream cheese, and a tube of sausage.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Place sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until evenly brown; drain.

    Cooked ground sausage draining on a paper towel.

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  4. Mix sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese together in a large bowl.

    Overhead of a mix of sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.

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  5. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of sausage mixture into each jalapeño half; arrange stuffed halves in baking dishes.

    Overhead of halved jalapeños on a baking sheet with half of them filled with the sausage mixture.

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  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
34g Fat
4g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 199mg 4%

* 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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