Mexican Food was the theme for this years holiday party! I’ve had the frozen jalapeno poppers from grocery stores many times, but wanted to try making fresh ones myself. I found a recipe for fresh jalapeno poppers from at Simply Recipes and adapted it to fit what I what I was looking for. I added some fresh garlic, and made it healthier by substituting some 2% or full-fat greek yogurt for the cream cheese. I absolutely loved the result! My husband or I could not even tell the difference. You can easily prepare the filling and stuff the jalapeno halves a day in advance and bake prior to serving.
The jalapenos that we bought were really spicy, but they tapered off a bit once filled and baked. I made about 50 of them for my Holiday Party and they were gone within 5-10 minutes of taking them out of the oven. They were perfectly cooked, tasted great, and perfectly seasoned. This is definitely one of my top 10 when it comes to appetizers or sides!