This is a recipe for jalapeno balls or poppers – very cheesy and rich! Lovely to serve on a snack platter or as a side dish with main meals or even as a starter. Remove all the jalapeno pips if you prefer them not all that hot!

jalapeno poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Spicy jalapeno poppers recipe
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Calories 4334 kcal


  • 10 whole Jalapenos fresh
  • 250 grams Cheddar cheese grated
  • 250 grams Mozarella cheese grated
  • 150 grams cream cheese
  • 250 grams flour
  • 250 grams breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • pepper


  • Cut the Jalapenos into small blocks, you can leave some of the pips inside for some kick.
  • Using a bowl mix the Jalapenos, salt, and pepper, with all 3 different cheeses until the mixture is tough.
  • Roll the mixture little by little into bite-size balls.
  • In 3 separate bowls, put the flour, breadcrumbs, and eggs.
  • Dip the balls in the flour, then in the egg, and then in the breadcrumbs. Repeat 2 times.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes (you can even overnight).
  • Then bake the cooled balls in the hot oil until golden brown, serve immediately.


Calories: 4334kcalCarbohydrates: 395gProtein: 198gFat: 215gSaturated Fat: 121gCholesterol: 952mgSodium: 5566mgPotassium: 1868mgFiber: 22gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 8194IUVitamin C: 166mgCalcium: 3773mgIron: 29mg
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