BBQ Jalapeño Poppers

November 24, 2023  Happy Chef Avatar


jalapeño peppers, halved and seeded 14 - 16
cream cheese 8 ounce
Favorite barbecue sauce 1/4 cup
smoked paprika 2 tpsn

BBQ Jalapeño Poppers

If you love the combination of smoky, spicy, and savory flavors, then you’ll adore BBQ Jalapeño Poppers. These poppers start with jalapeño peppers that are carefully split in half and seeded, then filled with a tantalizing blend of cream cheese, smoked paprika, and your favorite barbecue sauce. They’re then roasted until the filling is bubbly and golden.

BBQ Jalapeño Poppers make the perfect appetizer or game-day snack. Serve them straight out of the oven on their own, or with a side of ranch dressing for dipping. They also pair wonderfully with pulled pork or smoked ribs, making for an unbeatable barbecue dinner. With these poppers, you’ll be the star of the show, no matter the occasion!

There’s more to love about BBQ Jalapeño Poppers than just their smoky-spicy-savory combination. Since they’re cooked in the oven, they require very little prep work. They also store well, making them a great make-ahead dish for any party. Another bonus? Many people are intimidated by hot peppers, but these poppers have a relatively mild heat level that won’t scare away the timid eaters in the crowd.

Ready to make BBQ Jalapeño Poppers? Read on for the complete recipe!


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place your jalapeño pepper halves on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, barbecue sauce, and smoked paprika.

4. Scoop the mixture into the jalapeño pepper halves and spread it evenly.

5. Bake the peppers for 10-12 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and golden.

6. Allow the peppers to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

And there you have it – a delicious batch of BBQ Jalapeño Poppers! Feel free to play around with the filling and add additional ingredients like grated cheese, diced onions or red bell peppers, or your favorite spices. Once you’ve got the poppers prepped and in the oven, all that’s left to do is wait and let your kitchen fill with that irresistible smoky-spicy-savory aroma. Get ready for a game-day delight or a tasty appetizer that will become a crowd favorite!




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