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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!! It is funny but I remember a time when Jalapeno Poppers were considered kind of 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 so 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.

To make them is super 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 of the halves with a simple mixture of cream cheese, salt, pepper and lime juice. Top with a sprinkle of lime zest and put in a 400 F oven until the Jalapeno is soft and the cheese is browned. Enjoy!

It really does not 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.

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

Lime Jalapeno Poppers

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven

Description

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


Scale

Ingredients

8 Jalapeno Peppers
1 cream cheese block (8 oz), room temperature
1 lime, zest and juice
salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F
Slice in half lengthwise and remove the seeds from the jalapenos.
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 a baking sheet coated with cooking spray 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

  • Serving Size: 2 pieces

 

 

 

 

 

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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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