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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 36.6
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
  • Sodium: 111.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers

Submitted by: KEEYAHWE
Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers

Introduction

A tasty variation on the traditional popper. My hubby likes these for superbowl sunday. You can also vary the recipe by adding 2 -4 T fat free sharp cheddar shreds to the cream cheese mixture. Also you can use panko crumbs for a crispier coating. Make these at least once before serving to company, as it takes a knack to get them to come out nice looking. A tasty variation on the traditional popper. My hubby likes these for superbowl sunday. You can also vary the recipe by adding 2 -4 T fat free sharp cheddar shreds to the cream cheese mixture. Also you can use panko crumbs for a crispier coating. Make these at least once before serving to company, as it takes a knack to get them to come out nice looking.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    20 whole,jalapenos
    1 c. fat free cream cheese
    1/4 tsp taco seasoning or chipotle powder
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1 c. bread crumbs, plain
    1/4 c, finely diced green chiles or jalapenos, depending on heat preference
    dash salt
    2 egg whites
    cookingspray

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Mix together the eggwhites and a tsp water in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, taco/chipotle seasoning and garlic powder. Set aside.
Combine cream cheese and diced jalapenos in a small bowl. (Or fat free cheddar shreds if you prefer-calorie count will slightly higher)
Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Stuff each jalapeno half with equal portions of the cheese mixture. Place the halves back together and secure with toothpicks. Dip each stuffed jalapeno in the egg mixture and then coat with the crumb mixture. Arrange the breaded peppers on a baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.


Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEEYAHWE.






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  • Very Good
    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Make sure you use panko breadcrumbs. Slice the pepper instead of halving... and blanch for 2 min as someone said before stuffing. Spray tops with lots of cooking spray... they come out quite tasty. I added a bit of cheddar inside. Also, the chopped jalapeno was redundant. My peppers were very HOT ;) - 2/19/09

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I'll be giving these a try soon. Take the seeds and ribs out of the jalapeno if you don't want it to be as hot/spicy. And rinse your hands in milk to take the bite off of your fingers. - 12/22/08

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make poppers without breading. I cut the pepper top to bottom, de-seed and put in the cheese of choice or availability. Place on a baking sheet or other recepticle for cooking and put in an oven at 350 or on the grill until the cheese melt. Quick,easy, delicious. - 7/8/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    My hubby made 90 of these recently. He cuts them in 1/2 & puts the cream cheese mixture in and then breads them. He breads them cut in 1/2. He uses italian style bread crumbs, ff cream cheese and low fat shred cheese and adds diced up turkey bacon and green onions to the mix. Then freeze in bags. - 10/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh, these are better than "real" fried jalopena poppers. I absolutely loved them and so did my husband. We served them on Super Bowl Sunday and we WILL be having them again. Excellent! - 2/3/09

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made these yesterday, and I thought they were pretty good. The only thing I would do differently would be the breading--either use more taco seasoning or flavored bread crumbs--that part was a little bland. We used plain non-fat yogurt as a dipper which was also delicious. Thanks for the idea! - 2/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Now, I am NOT a wuss. :) I love love love spicy food, and I love jalapeƱo poppers. You have no idea how happy I am to see a healthy alternative! I was seriously just sipping hot sauce to make up for my cravings. - 12/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These poppers are great. I have made these a few times. I like to leave some on the seeds from the Jalapeno to give a little more heat. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These are great. My grocery was out of jalapenos so I got some banana peppers and they were so good. I used the panko bread crumbs and they were so crunchy and hubby loved them. Can't wait to make with jalapenos. - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night for a family gathering and they disappeared quick! Someone commented that these are what "real" jalapeno poppers strive to be :) - 4/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We made these with panko, some with cheddar, some with cream cheese, some with the cream cheese/chili mix. They were all SO GOOD, but the chili mix ones almost KILLED ME! LOL This is going on my favorites list. - 5/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I decided to try making these before Superbowl sunday to see how they would turn out and they were absolutely awesome! It's on the menu for Sunday!!!
    - 1/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this an it came out great! I used salsa for dipping. Great instructions and super ideas on how to vary the recipe-thanks for posting this! - 7/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Poppers are a major vice of mine, these are great - 6/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are FIRE! Super, super good!!! Thank you! :) - 3/13/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am thinking about using low fat not fat free cream cheese next time as I miss the 'true' cream cheese flavor. It is much hotter than the frozen ones I usually buy. - 3/6/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot wait to try these. This is one of the things I use to LOVE at restaurants but WAY too fattening. Thanks for sharing this. - 8/29/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One question, in the original photo, the peppers seem to be coated on the top.
    If we are to place the halfs together and secure with toothpicks, then, how are we to coat the top half (the cheese half). - 12/8/08

    Reply from KEEYAHWE (1/5/09)
    Unsure what photo you mean, as I there is not one with my recipe. When I do the poppers, the inside halves face each other, and the entire outside is coated. SOme of the coating may rub off on the part that is resting on the pan, but otherwise, they are coated all over. Hope this helps.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    everybod(about 20 people) at my tailgate party loved these. A great alternative to the full fat version. I used panko crumbs, and made half with cheddar added, and half just the cream cheese. Because every jalapano varies in spiciness, some poppers were hotter than others. - 2/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    graet variation to an old time fav - 2/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Jalapeno Poppers and this was an awesome recipe. I can't believe how much healthier they can be with some simple swaps. I made them for a party and nobody knew they were "diet"! - 1/15/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Hubby loves these when we're out, and he's a total junk-food junkie. There's no stopping him! As such, I can't wait to try this recipe, and since I'm such a wuss, with some pimiento peppers (milder than jalapenos!). YUM! - 7/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love it! it's so quick, too. thank you:) - 7/9/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    it really depends on the kind of jalapeno you use ... depending on the crop, when it was harvested, and how many seeds it contains will determine the spicyness. - 7/8/08

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Spicier than I expected, I must be a wuss! I love the ones in the bars and these would be great if they weren't so spicy. I plan to try sweet peppers next time. - 6/3/08

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