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It’s Friday.

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


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Happy Friday! :)