Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers

Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers

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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

View full nutritional breakdown of Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers calories by ingredient


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    22 of 24 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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    15 of 16 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
    14 of 16 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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    14 of 17 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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    Incredible!
    10 of 10 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 4 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 6 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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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For people that don't like or can't handle the jalepenos maybe they could do the same thing with the small sweet white peppers. I've made these for us and they are NOT hot or spicy. - 1/31/08


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    So easy to freeze! - 12/15/20


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    This looks good. I saved the recipe to try. - 8/29/20


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 6/15/19


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    very good - 3/9/19


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    Great idea - 2/4/19


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    Very tasty - 11/29/18


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    Incredible!
    My husband loves these!! - 8/27/17


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    Looks good. - 2/11/17


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    O.K.
    Yummy - 2/8/13


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    I have tried these before but I didn't have toothpicks, and of course everything ran out. But they were good. - 1/29/13


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    Anyone added bacon around the outside? cook time any different? - 12/13/12


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    Incredible!
    I just made these and they turned out great. I changed the recipe a bit by mixing the taco seasoning and the cream cheese together and adding Mexican cheese. I also just cut the tops off the peppers and scooped out the seeds and ribs instead of cutting it lengthwise - 3/24/12


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    Very Good
    Made these for a Super Bowl party, they were a hit! Yummo!
    We decided to bake them a little longer than the instructions this helped lessen the heat of the peppers. Also wear gloves when halving and deseeding the jalapenos, it made my hands burn! Great party recipe- makes a lot!
    - 2/6/12


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    Incredible!
    My husband loved these and has already asked me to make some more! They were really easy and really yummy! - 9/3/11


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    Someone gave me fresh jalapenos, so I made poppers with this recipe, I did some change. I used weight watchers cheese and I had to double dip the jalapenos twice in the bread crumbs would not stick on them.. Next time I will use the other kind of bread crump. - 7/13/11


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    Very Good
    I loved the cheese mixture to stuff the jalapenos. These were soooo hot, that's all I wound up being able to eat! My boyfriend who loves all things spicy thought that these were the best things ever! - 6/3/11


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    Incredible!
    Turned out excellant- added 2 dipping sauces- Bean Dip w/ dairy cream and chipolte sauce- gone in record time!! - 5/28/11


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    Incredible!
    love these!















    love these. nice and spicy and cheesy

























    - 2/22/11


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    Very Good
    I love these!! I did skip the bread crumbs so mine didn't have the fried appearance. They were so yummy! I had one pepper that was just smoking hot but the rest of them were the perfect amount of heat. - 2/5/11


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    this was pretty good. i love heat, but this was a bit much. next time i will cook the jalepenos first, which will probably make a world of difference. - 11/6/10


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Okay, I'm printing this off to try later. Must search garden or visit market (before pro-football season starts!). - 9/7/10


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    O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't bread them, I just shook crumbs over top. They were way too hot, and I LOVE hot food. - 8/20/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried these tonight and my mouth was on fire. My wife who loves spicy food more than I do couldn't eat them either. Nothing but heat, couldn't get any flavor off of them from the burning.

    Have had poppers all my life and never had any this hot. Wonder why the restaurants aren't this hot?
    - 7/4/10


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    Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG FIRE!!!! They looked amazing I'm sure they would taste great too for someone who lovesssss hot food. My throat literally closed after 1 bite. - 5/17/10


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made these for a party and they were a hit! only downfall was the breading didn't stick well to the outside of the jalapeno. otherwise delish! - 4/18/10


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't put them back together, I just left them as halves but they turned out amazing! The only thing I am going to do different next time is add one more egg white. - 3/16/10


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oooooo.....you made a recipie for poppers!!!
    You're my hero! This is great.
    - 2/26/10


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 2/25/10


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    cant wait to try this I love stuffed peppers - 1/17/10


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    Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Honestly, I love spicy foods, but these were so hot, I couldn't even eat them. I must be a wimp. - 8/10/09


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    Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVED these! - 7/3/09


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    Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were really good. I will make these again soon! - 4/2/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the great recipe! - 3/22/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wish it wasn't snowing. I would be heading out to by jalapenos right now to try this. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions. They are all helpful - 3/1/09


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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I haven't had these puppies in a long time and thanks for sharing the recipe. I will definitely make them! - 2/24/09


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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Will try this weekend. Hesitant to use no-fat cream cheese but maybe the jalapeno kick will cancel the lack of taste I generally associate with it. I do like reduced fat cream cheese. - 2/24/09


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    Bad
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Based on the ingredients listed and the reviews, I tried this recipe for super Bowl Sunday. Eight of us disliked it. In no way did it taste like a popper. It was not worth the effort. - 2/1/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this for tomorrow, superbowl Sunday! - 1/31/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUM!! - 1/31/09


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    Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try these. They sound wonderful. My whole family loves poppers with cheddar cheese.
    Thank you for a healthy recipe !!!
    - 1/31/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    WOW Adeffinate winner THANK YOU - 1/27/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe for this item!!! - 1/4/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i`m gonna make it tomorrow - 9/13/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    looks amazing,
    on my list to make really soon! love the easy instruction!
    - 7/30/08


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    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, and with my name on the recipe, how could I not resist making this? :) - 7/11/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    OH YEA!!! WILL BE MAKING THESE. - 7/10/08


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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    On my list of things to serve for happy hour! - 7/9/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    if i could reach u i would give u a big ole kiss. basolutely my favorite junk food!!!!!!!!!!!! - 7/8/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What do you do with the finely diced jalapenos? Are they mixed into the cream cheese filling? - 1/31/08