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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Jalapeno poppers with sausage is a quick and easy appetizer for any kind of party.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 30 stuffed jalapenos

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage;
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature;
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded;
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded;
  • 1 pound fresh jalapeno;
  • ½ tsp dried sage;
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder;
  • salt and pepper, to taste.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Brown ground pork sausage in a large skillet. Then, drain the excess fat. Turn off the heat.
  • Then, add softened cream cheese, shredded Parmesan cheese, shredded Mozzarella cheese to the browned ground pork sausage. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, or dried sage, if needed. Mix to combine.
  • Cut each jalapeno pepper in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Fill jalapeno halves with cheesy ground pork sausage filling.
  • Place Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos with cream cheese on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until browned. Baking time depends on the size of the jalapeno peppers. Top with minced jalapeno or chopped parsley, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Enjoy with sour cream or ranch dressing.
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