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Baked Jalapeño Cheddar Poppers with crunchy topping and melted cheese filling make perfect family movie night snacks!
I don’t think it comes as a surprise that people are going crazy for the minions! Kids and adults alike find it hard to resist these cute yellow creatures with googly eyes, and with the Minions movie now released on Blu-Ray/DVD, you can plan a viewing of the flick at home anytime. You can’t have a movie night without some yummy food to enjoy during the movie, which is how these scrumptious Jalapeño Cheddar Poppers happened.
These jalapeño poppers are baked until golden brown and crunchy on top, and warm and melted on the inside. Once you try this lighter recipe, you’d never want to go back to the deep fried version.
You can prep them ahead of time, then let them bake right before you are ready to start the movie. Make a big batch because you and your guests won’t be able to stop at having just one!
The first step is to cut fresh jalapeños in half lengthwise, then scoop out and discard the seeds. You don’t have to remove the white part but only if you prefer it less spicy.
Make sure you wear gloves to protect your fingers. And don’t rub your eyes (or nose…don’t ask me how I know).
Fill them with the cream cheese mixture, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top, and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes and you got some warm appetizers that work well for movie night and even holiday parties.
- 12 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ cup plain bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or coat with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder until well blended. Fill each jalapeño pepper half with the mixture and top with bread crumbs.
- Arrange peppers on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.
You can find these Market Pantry products at Target, the perfect one-stop shop for movie night! Don’t forget to pick up the Minions Metalpak Blu-ray/DVD (which came out on December 8) as well as other additional Minions licensed products like books, toys, and apparel. The Metalpak version includes 40 minutes of exclusive content which includes the Minions party planner to help fans create a selection of fun party essentials inspired by the movie.
What is your favorite movie night recipe?