Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Every once in a while I like to switch things up and serve some small appetizers with dinner. Traditional jalapeno poppers are delicious, but heavy, this baked version lightens up the recipe without losing flavor.
Inspired by Oh My Veggies.
-6 jalapeno peppers
-1/4 cup corn
-2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
-1 ounce blue cheese
-1/8 cup panko breadcrumbs
-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Wearing rubber gloves (save yourself later! especially if you wear soft contact lenses), cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes. Place them, cut side up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
In a small bowl toss the corn, cheddar cheese, blue cheese and panko. Stuff the filling into the empty cavity of each pepper (a little overflow is okay).
Top with the paprika and then bake for 20-25 minutes at 350. Serve immediately.