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Pepperoni Jalapeno Poppers

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4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
8 medium jalapenos
16 slices HORMEL® Pepperoni


  1. Heat oven to 425° F.

  2. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  3. Halve each pepper lengthwise. Remove seeds and veins from peppers.

  4. Stuff pepper with cream cheese mixture. Press two pepperoni slices onto the top of each filled jalapeno.

  5. Bake on baking sheet 15 to 20 minutes until hot and pepperoni is crisped.

  6. Air Fryer Method

    Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Place poppers in air fryer. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until the jalapenos have softened and the cheese is hot.

  7. Air fryer temperature control settings vary according to brand and model. Consult your manual for suggested temperature settings.