Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Goat Cheese Jalapeño Poppers
  • 4Servings


  • 8 large jalapenos, halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray the jalapenos with cooking spray. Arrange, cut side down, on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn over; let cool 10 minutes. Place the panko in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, mix both cheeses, the chives and garlic. Shape generous tablespoons of the cheese mixture into football shapes; press into the jalapeno halves. Brush the cheese mixture with the egg; press each jalapeno, cheese side down, into the panko to coat. Place on a baking sheet, panko side up. Spritz with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Bake until the cheese begins to melt, about 4 minutes. Preheat the broiler. Broil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.