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Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Jalapeno Poppers in a BlanketJalapeno Poppers in a Blanket from thelittlekitchen.net

Are you ready for the Super Bowl yet? I have a confession to make, we don’t really watch the game – sometimes the commercials and sometimes not even the commercials. But even if we’re not, I always make a TON of appetizers and fun game day food and that’s what we eat on Super Bowl Sunday.

Do you like jalapeno poppers? Quite frankly, these are the best jalapeno poppers I have ever had! The combination of the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and the roasted garlic in the popper filling is what brings this appetizer over the top. My only regret? I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the popper so you can see it!

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

First thing, put Puff Pastry sheets in the refrigerator to defrost for 40 minutes and turn on your oven so you can roast some garlic. Cut off the end of the garlic and wrap it in some foil with olive oil. Thirty minutes later, you have these little beauties. I didn’t use the whole thing for this recipe so I froze the rest for a recipe in the future.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket from thelittlekitchen.netJalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Clean and cut up your jalapenos and remove the seeds and ribs with a spoon – don’t you use your fingers and be careful, sometimes the juices go flying. It’s not fun to get them into your eyes. I have no idea how I know that.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Isn’t the puff pastry beautiful? This is what it looks like after I unfolded it.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Cut each sheet into 12 squares. I used kitchen shears to this, I’m sure you can use a pizza cutter too.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Stuff the jalapenos with your cream cheese filling and put your jalapeno face down in the middle of your puff pastry (I have it face up to show you how much I stuffed into the jalapeno) – at an angle.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Seal and pinch to close the jalapeno poppers.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Brush the egg wash on them and add some cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and you’re good to go.

Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Curtis really enjoyed these and since I don’t eat bacon, I made half of them without…seriously this is going to be my go to jalapeno poppers recipe. And they microwave really well too. I put them on a plate lined with paper towels and started at 30 seconds – and adding additional 15 second intervals until they were ready.

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Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket Recipe

Yield: 24 poppers

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (includes idle time)

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed according to package directions
  • 1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 medium jalapeño peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
  2. Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 9x12-inch rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 12 (3-inch) squares. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet, making 24 squares in all.
  3. Stir the cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic and bacon in a medium bowl. Spoon about 2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pepper half.
  4. Place 1 filled pepper half diagonally, cheese-side down, onto each pastry square. Fold the pastry up over the pepper and press firmly to seal. Brush the filled pastries with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired. Place the pastries onto 2 baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes.

Ingredient Note: You can use store-bought roasted garlic or make your own. To make your own, cut 1/4 inch off the top of a whole garlic bulb. Place the garlic onto a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap tightly and bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes or until the garlic is very soft. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of the peel to use in this recipe.


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Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. As always, opinions are always my own and I only work with brand I love.

69 Responses to “Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket”

  1. 41
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 29, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    These look so dang good! Awesome idea! Way to spice up this classic :)

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 29, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    great idea Julie! I just bookmarked this one

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    a farmer in the dell — January 29, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    I dont really watch the game either. But if these jalapeno poppers in a blanket were served I’d watch just about anything!

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  4. 44
    Amanda — January 29, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    How fun are these?? They look delicious!! :)

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 29, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    These look crazy good, and please make sure there’s bacon in mine! ;)

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  7. 46
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 30, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    I confess to not watching either, I just like the idea of all the food. ;-)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 30, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    These are adorable Julie! I love the idea of it. I want some for breakfast. That’s ok right? Perfectly acceptable in my book. :)

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  9. 48
    Carolyn — January 30, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    Mmmm, nummy! I love jalapeno poppers and they look so cozy in their blankets! ;)

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  10. 49
    addie | culicurious — January 30, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Great idea to wrap them in puff pastry! Jalapeno poppers are a nice Super Bowl treat :)

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  11. 50
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 30, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Oh Julie! They are so cute and I bet irresistible.

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  12. 51
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — January 30, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    You are a freaking genius! Chris would totally love these. I’m going to have to buy some tempeh bacon and make him a batch. :)

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  13. 52
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 30, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    These look ah-mazing!

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  14. 53
    SweetSugarbelle — January 30, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    This is a genius moment, Julie!

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    penny Whitehead — January 31, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Julie, These look so wonderfully delicious, I’m going to have to try them,
    I do a Jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and broiled… they’re always a hit for those who are up for the heat! I must complement you on your photography, you really hit the mark! I will be going to the store tomorrow for all of the ingredients, for Super Bowl Sunday… Bon Appetite Penny

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  19. 55
    Russell van Kraayenburg — February 4, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    Ooh! This is my kind of snack (or meal haha). I am definitely trying this one soon.

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  20. 56
    Sheila Best — February 4, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    I made these for a Super Bowl party. Very popular. Thanks.

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  21. 57
    Jenn @therebelchick — February 5, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    I personally don’t like jalapenos but my husband and daughter LOVE them! Maybe I will try this for them :)

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  25. 58
    ravenouscouple — January 22, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    we love this..actually submitted this recipe to them by entering a contest for a trip to NYC…we ended up in second place and got a measly rolling pin in return. needless to say worst consolation prize ever. lol . http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2010/01/jalapeno-poppers-in-a-blanket.html

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    • Julie Deily replied: January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

      Wow, I had no idea!!! This recipe is amazing!! So glad you came up with it!! Making it this year again for Super Bowl Sunday!! xo

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  26. 59
    Christie — August 16, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    I am thinking about bringing these to a picnic, do you think they will be as good if they are not fresh from the oven?

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    Pam — December 16, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    Can these be made and frozen? We are doing an “appetizer Christmas” instead of the big dinner and would like to make some things ahead of time.

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