Easy Jalapeño Poppers Recipe: Ricotta and Blue Cheese


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This fresh take on stuffed jalapeños will make you forget all about those gummy cheese poppers you had at your last tailgate party. By mixing light Ricotta, lemon zest, and a little zing from Blue cheese, these peppers transform into an elegant, simple finger food to enjoy throughout the summer—whether you are pre-gaming for a concert or hosting a garden party on a warm evening. Inspired by her Mexican family’s cooking, Chef Susie shares her take on stuffed jalapeños.

Ricotta and Blue Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

Total Time: 20 minutes. Serves 4-6

12 jalapeños, cut long ways

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup blue cheese

2 bacon strips, diced and cooked (keep the fat)

1 lemon, zest

3 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Step 1:

Cut jalapeños long ways and place on sheet pan, drizzle olive oil and place in oven 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove and keep at room temperature.

Step 2:

Cook bacon in a skillet.

Step 3:

Place ricotta, blue cheese, lemon zest, and parsley in a bowl. Place bacon into mix with 1 tablespoon of bacon fat. Stuff Jalapeños, then place in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

-Delish! Stay tuned for more Spicy Tips from Chef Susie

Hip Latina Chef Susie Jimenez

 

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