It’s time to spice things up.
Last week when I went food shopping I needed exactly one jalapeno for this awesome Romesco Sauce. But Target didn’t have jalapenos out loosely. (Of course I shop at Target sometimes. So. Much. Cheaper.) So I grabbed a package of 10 jalapenos and thought, “hm. I’m going to make some poppers out of these.” Then in the cheese aisle I saw the logs of goat cheese.
And magic happened.
Jalapeno Poppers with Goat Cheese
- 10 jalapeno peppers
- 3 oz goat cheese
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Slice jalapenos in half lengthwise. Cut out the membranes and scoop out the seeds. Leave some in if you like things really spicy. The heat mostly lies in the seeds.
- Place about a teaspoon of goat cheese in each jalapeno half. Top with another teaspoon of cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.
- Bake the peppers for 17-20 minutes or until the cheddar cheese is a nice golden brown.
My Two Cents: You’re going to want a glass of milk nearby, especially if you’re a wuss like me. Though, I’m pretty sure I accidentally ate the jalapeno that I left the seeds in that was intended for Chris. I thought my face was going to fall off. But it was so worth it. Because a little spice with a dollop of goat cheese will make anyone’s night.
At least it should.