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Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos

Posted by ReganJonesRD
September 14, 2012
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Spice up your Super Bowl snacking with these Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos!

Well, here we are only two games into the season, and I can already see that this may be a year where I'm more excited about the food than the outcome of the game. I'm not losing hope, and I never waiver in my alliance. But I'm also not blind. There's not much to cheer about on the Auburn sidelines so far - all the more reason to enjoy the sideline snacks, in my opinion. 

This week's recipe was inspired by Carrie over at Bake-a-holic Mama. Carrie does amazing food on her blog... some really yummy stuff. (I met Carrie at the King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake event I attended over the summer). Her recipe for Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños is no exception. I'm not suggesting my recipe replace hers on your menu. 

Lastly, if you're enjoying games at home, you might also want to give these Crab-Stuffed Jalapenos from Cooking Light a try... with an avocado dunk, they sound delish!

Spice up your Super Bowl snacking with these Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos!
Spice up your Super Bowl snacking with these Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos!

Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos


Makes 12 jalapenos


  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup canned (drained), fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Greek-style yogurt
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Pepper Jack cheese, divided
  • 6 jalapenos cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a small skillet until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and discard all but 1 teaspoon of drippings; set bacon aside.
  3. Turn down heat to pan to low and add cumin seeds; toast in skillet 30 seconds (be careful not to burn). Add corn and lime juice to pan and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until all moisture has evaporated.
  4. Turn off heat to pan. Coarsely chop cooked bacon and add to pan. Stir in salt, yogurt and 1/2 cup of cheese just until combined. Divide mixture evenly among halved jalapenos and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until peppers are softened and cheese is melted.
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Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including,, and She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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