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Lime Jalapeno Poppers - baked rather than deep fried with a pop of lime.

Lime Jalapeno Poppers

Cream Cheese is the rich, smooth filling for these spicy Lime Jalapeno Poppers! These favorites are baked rather than deep fried. You’ll want to pop them down one after another. A healthy spin on a Cinco De Mayo classic!

Lime Jalapeno Poppers - baked rather than deep fried with a pop of lime.

Jalapeno Poppers are one of the most popular appetizers around.  Recently, there was even a southern version on Food Network where the popper was filled with pimento cheese!!

Appetizers don’t get much easier than these Lime Jalapeno Poppers. These hot little bites are oven baked, and are filled with simple lime flavored cream cheese. At about 50 calories each, they pack in a lot of flavor. If you want to make these with low-fat cream cheese they are still delicious and about 1/3 less calories. Calorie counting is something I think about now so I am passing it on.

It’s funny but I remember a time when Jalapeno Poppers were considered exotic. I had my first popper at a restaurant when my husband and I were first dating.  They were deep fried, served with a raspberry jam dipping sauce, and it was really love at first bite!  This version is much healthier and the only way I make them now, but sometimes I still crave that gooey pocket of cream cheese inside a deep fried popper.

Lime Jalapeno Poppers - baked rather than deep fried with a pop of lime.

Making these popper is easy. Just half each of the peppers, scraping out the seeds. (I like to leave the stem on to make them easier to hold and I just think they look cool with the stems still attached). Then fill each half with a mixture of cream cheese, salt, pepper and lime juice. Top with a sprinkle of lime zest and put in a 400 degree oven until the Jalapeno is soft and the cheese is browned.

Lime Jalapeno Poppers - baked rather than deep fried with a pop of lime.
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Lime Jalapeno Poppers

Lime Jalapeno Poppers – baked rather than deep fried with a zesty pop  of lime.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 52kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 large Jalapeno Peppers
  • 8 ounce cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 medium lime, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a large sheet pan.
  • Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese with lime juice, salt and pepper until blended. Fill each of the jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle each pepper with lime zest.
  • Bake on center rack of oven for 15-20 minutes, until the jalapeno pepper is softened and the cream cheese is golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

NOTES

1. Use only fresh lime juice 2.Reduced fat cream cheese may be substituted for the cream cheese.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Lime Jalapeno Poppers
Amount Per Serving (1 popper)
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.89g8%
Saturated Fat 2.74g17%
Cholesterol 15.59mg5%
Sodium 45.8mg2%
Potassium 41.19mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.47g0%
Fiber 0.31g1%
Sugar 0.81g1%
Protein 0.93g2%
Vitamin A 265.83IU5%
Vitamin C 9.52mg12%
Calcium 16.11mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi, thank you so much for the pin!! Let me know what you think after you make these, I would love to hear if you liked them:) Hugs- Christine

  2. Love this recipe! My husband and I always break out the jalapeno poppers come BBQ season. I have never added lime though, and am excited to give that a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  3. I would definitely like to try..I am a big fan of jalapenos 🙂

  4. I couldn’t resist pinning this one as soon as I saw it. I can’t wait to try this…it’s one of those recipes that I wish I had thought up…totally my style and kind of food! Thanks!

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