Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers - Tailgating Recipes: Jessi's KitchenThis was created for a Tailgating series. Read more HERE.

Obviously by the picture you can tell that these are not classic jalapeno poppers filled with cream cheese, battered and fried. These are roasted and stuffed with a smoky mashed sweet potato filling and topped with goat cheese.


Jalapeno Poppers - Tailgating Recipes: Jessi's Kitchen

Jalapeno Poppers
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1.5-2lbs sweet potato (approximately 2 potatoes)
  2. 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter or olive oil
  3. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  4. ½ tsp black pepper
  5. ½ tsp sea salt
  6. 10-12 large jalapenos
  7. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  8. 5oz goat cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and bake the sweet potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Toss the jalapenos in olive oil and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Peel the sweet potato and place in a bowl with the butter and seasoning and thoroughly mash with a hand mixer or whisk.
  5. Scoop about a tablespoon of sweet potato filling in each jalapeno cavity and top with goat cheese.
  6. Bake poppers for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and toasted.
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Jalapeno Poppers: Jessi's Kitchen

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