Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 15 jalapenos, preferably red, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set a rack in the middle of the oven.

Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Turn broiler on medium.

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add the sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add mascarpone, and Parmesan. Mix ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

Place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese.

Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in oven and broil until mozzarella cheese melts.


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Looks easy & yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very good - made this for our New Year's Eve party! Everyone ate them. I was concerned they might be too hot, but they were mild after roasting and were very flavorful. I recommend using at least 25-30 jalapeños or if you don't need to make a lot, use the 15 jalapeños and know you will have enough for another batch. Since I have extra filling left, I am going to get some pablano peppers for our family dinner one night. My jalapeños may have been smaller than what Guy used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substitute ground beef for the Italian sausage, and I use cream cheese instead of mascarpone. Everything else I keep the same. This is my all-time favorite recipe. It's easy to make and is such a favorite at parties, pot-lucks, etc. There is a lot left over which can be made into a chip dip. Also, wear gloves while handling the jalapenos, which will save your hands from becoming extremely hot like they are on fire. Just curious if anyone knows... what part(s) of the jalapeno do the spices come from? I usually leave part of the membrane in the jalapeno, but I take all of the seeds out. I'm thinking next time I make these, I'm going to save all of the membranes and seeds and cook them into the ground beef. Has anyone else tried this? Were they insanely hot? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Insanely good!!! Stuffing would also be amazing on a pizza or in a calzone. Will make again for sure item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for superbowl parties and several potluck parties. They always disappear quickly and people ask for more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these were great !! will definetley make these again item not reviewed by moderator and published
amazing item not reviewed by moderator and published
My brother-in-law made these for a barbeque at my house a couple of years ago. Sometimes the jalepenos are hard to find in the Northeast during the winter, so I've made up the same filler mix and filled phyllo cups as a Christmas Eve appetizer. Yum! Be careful... these are highly addictive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love ‘em! They were devoured in minutes. This recipe is a keeper. We liked the green jalapeños more, the red are very mild. Used 1 lb Italian sausage and 8 oz cream cheese… made the perfect amount of filling for 15 jalapeños. Thank you Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would give these more than five stars if I could!!! My family asks me to make these for every party and holiday. Even people who would normally refuse to eat a jalapeno pepper will enjoy this recipe. When I run out of jalapeno peppers at the party and go home with leftover sausage stuffing, I use it in green bell peppers and serve it over rice. SO delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just had these at my St. Pat's Party and they were great! I gave the recipe to a friend, and she did the japapeno's and then she took yellow and red peppers and put the filling on those also. Those were great and a little less hot for those who wanted less heat. She did mention they were a little expensive to make. Love Guy show and his recipes!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So damn good!!! And easy and cost efficient. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far the best appetizer recipe that I have ever done. I have made it many times and when we attend a bring your dish party I am always asked to bring these. If you are looking for guaranteed success do these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! I have also done it as a dip. I always soak the peppers in milk before roasting, makes them less "hot". Instead of stuffing the peppers, I chop the roasted jalepenos and mix them into the mixture and put in a 8x8 glass pan sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray, sprinkle the top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan and bake at 350 until bubbly and brown, approx 20 min. Served with baguette slices and it was just as delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good that my family wants me to make them for Thanksgiving......A new tradition has begun..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Off the charts fantastic. The filling recipe though makes enough to do many more peppers or it makes a great omelette stuffing or chip dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easiest, best tasting recipe I have found for the Jalapenos. I made this for a tailgate party. Everyone raved, and they were all gone in minutes ! I doubled the recipe for the gathering.I will be having a summer party, and will most definitely make them again. My mouth is watering just thinking about making them. Yum ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's money!!!!!! 'nuf said!!!!! Those who said there's extra filling, heat it up and dip with crackers, put on eggs or roasted garlic ciabatta bread. I'm asked to make these every get together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make these at every big party. Superbowl this year will be no excepton(black and yellow,black and yellow!)Always a big hit. We usually only use 1 lb of Italian sausage and that is more than enough. Enjoy item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are awesome. I make them all the time, friends and family love them! As repeated, this is a lot of stuffing, but I have found that it can be frozen and used later....make it once, use it twice, love that! Also, I do roast the peppers for 9 minutes so they are more tender. Would really recommend these! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Two very important things to remember about this recipe. 1 is that you only need about 1/2 pound of sausage, NOT TWO POUNDS. I threw the rest of the mixture out because you can't freeze the cheese spread. 2. is not to use frozen jalapenos. The frozen ones worked fine but were not as firm and needed two hands or a fork to eat them. Other than that they were a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent filling, can easily apply to mushrooms, spread over canapés or added to eggs for a breakfast treat. Substituted sweet, italian turkey sausage and flavor still turned out tasty following the rest of the recipe. Jalapenos have a small bite at the end, but overall not a spicy dish that you might expect, easily can be enjoyed by large crowds. If your prefer heat, would leave in some of the membrane. Could definitely make mixture the night before, then add, top with some cheese and cook for a few minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A friend dropped off a whole bag of peppers from the family garden and I searched the site for uses. So happy I made these, I used turkey sausage and only had cream cheese and they were delicious. I will make again. And I am looking forward to using the extra filling tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING! came out perfect twice. My boyfriend loved it so much I made it for my parents and my dad couldn't stop talking about them for day. the left over mix was also great in baked spaghetti and on crustinis! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The time it takes to make these is well worth every second! These were absolutely fantastic! Followed the recipe exactly and couldn't stop eating them! We also used a few mini yellow and red bell peppers in place of the jalepenos for my friend who doesn't appreciate that spicy kick that my husband and I do, and those were equally good...just no heat. These are now a regular at our house! Side note...the amount of stuffing is more for like 30 peppers. The 1st time we made them, we prepared 15 jalepenos and about 5 mini peppers. We had enough stuffing left over for another 12 jalepenos the next day. We were so happy! So...1/2 the amount on the stuffing ingredients, or make 2 days in a row! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this appetizer, it sizzled with a lot of flavor. It was the first time making it. A little time consuming but worth the effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're not too keen on the bite of the jalapenos, try stuffing green peppers! Quick, easy, and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
stuffing way to much for just 15 jalapenos, cut sausage and cream cheese in half. Also roast jalapenos longer, they were a bit too crunchy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All the ingredients worked well together. As a substitute for Mascarpone combine 8 oz block of cream cheese, 3 T. sour cream and 2 T. whipping cream (liquid not whipped, and you have an inexpensive alternative. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an AMAZING recipe. I love it and have made it over and over again. I use chicken sausage and anaheim peppers instead of jalapenos and it is JUST as amazing. I tend to use it as a dinner than a snack and if you are watching your weight OR using weight watchers, it ends of being appx 4WW pts 1 pepper...you cant go wrong :. IT IS JUST THE BEST!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious! The only thing I would change is that I would cook the jalapenos for longer, so they have less of a crunch. I halved the recipe and also put some bacon on top. I used cream cheese instead. Great flavor!! You can't eat too many of these, though. Really rich. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a neighborhood party. Those who were not "afraid" of jalapenos loved them. I thought they were really easy to make. I like food really hot so by following the recipe they tasted excellent but they were not hot enough for me. When I make them again I will probably reserve the seeds from the jalapenos and mix them in with the sausage/cheese mixture to add some kick or slice up some habenaro's to mix in with the sausage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We were having a BIG community bbq I had just gave birth to our son about 2 weeks prior to seeing this on big bite. Feeling overwhelmed I fretted over what to bring besides our new son. I watch the episode memorized the recipe and gave my husband a shopping list. I had to quadruple the recipe and it turned out fabulous!! It was such a hit that it's requested as a "bring that or dont show up!" Even our daughters 17 & 12 enjoyed them and they can't stand spicy. I love when recipes are easy and crowd pleasers. Kudos to Guy. Keep the ideas coming.--Kimber Azusa, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
soooo good and sooo easy to make!!! don't change a thing!!! hint: wear gloves when handling jalapenos. my fingers are still stinging!!!! a must try!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVED EVERY BIT OF THEM AND SO DID MY GUESTS. THEY DEFINATELY HAD A KICK BUT NOT OVERWHELMING. ALTHOUGH I HAD A COUPLE THE FOLLOWING DAY AND THEY WERE EXTREMELY HOT!! BUT I LOVE SPICY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a New Years Eve party and they were DEEELIIISH!! Everone said it was their favorite appetizer there!! I will be making these again and again! Next time I'm going to get double the jalapenos so the filling distributes evenly. Thanks Guy! Wonderful recipe! A keeper and one to pass on to the next generation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guy, this is exactly the appetizer I needed for my cookbook. This is absolutely amazing. Decided to try this out for a pre-Thanksgiving party (I eat a lot around the holidays and everyone loved this recipe. The recipe calls for 15 jalapenos, but I think there was enough stuffing for 20-25. I think the recipe needs some sort of herb in there. Next time I plan on making some with rosemary, thyme, saffron, and sweet basil to see what herb would be best in this recipe. I also threw some chopped bacon on top of the jalapenos with the mozzarella and it was delicious. Still, this recipe is AMAZING, and I only got positive reviews from the party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are a real hit. everyone devoured them like they were candy . the worst part was cleaning the jalepenos but certainly worth it . i have made them sevarl times now and using cream cheese is just fine no real difference . the first time i made them i followed the directions exactly then i used cream cheese the next time and did not notice the difference except in the cost . much cheaper to use cream cheese and if you have a mexican market near you go there for the peppers because they are cheaper than safeway and lunardi's . Don't even bother with whole foods as i call "whole paycheck" they are outrageous and andronico's i call "park and rob" forget it worse then whole pay check . now whenever i get invited to a party these are the request for me to bring . item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe and could not stop eating the filling while I was stuffing the peppers. I substituted "soyrizo" (vegan chorizo) for the Italian sausage and vegan cheeses, and it still turned out amazing. We served this at a few parties to vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores and it was loved by everyone. The leftover filling worked well as a dip; great for people who can't handle the jalapenos. I'd love to try deep frying these next time... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for a poker party last weekend and they were devoured. Everybody loved them. The recipe makes twice as much filling as needed for 15 peppers. The sausage takes at least 20-30 minutes to fully cook. It wasn't very spicy, so I would suggest using hot sausage or adding something with some kick ( jalapenos or some other type of pepper) to the mixture. Used Cream cheese as we had that in the fridge, will try marscapone next time. This recipe is definitely a keeper, perfect party food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe rocked. The only thing that I would do different is mix 1 lb. of sausage w/ maybe burger, not sure what yet. It was awfully rich, but delicious! We will definitely make them again soon. Especially w/ all the fresh jalapenos fromt he garden. Definitely a keeper. DeAnne Deer Park, WI item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious and a huge hit. I substituted Trader Joe's Chicken Italian sausage, because my daughter has a food allergy with pork. I completed the appetizer in the morning, refrigerated it until ready to cook, brought it to room temperature before broiling and they were excellent! Easy and delicious! Michele Discovery Bay item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a cookout over the weekend and they turned out pretty good. Although I did not think they were spicy at all, everyone else loved them. After going to three different grocery stores for the large jalapenos (where do you find these??, I ened up substituting them with large sweet red peppers (part of the reason why they weren't spicy. I did add a couple of diced jalapenos in the mixture. I used 1.25lbs of hot italian sausage (2 pounds would have been way too much. I added a lot more garlic than the recipe called for. Added additional seasoning such as onion poweder and red peppers flakes. I also added the mozzarella cheese to the mixture (as well as topping each pepper with the mozzarella cheese. Next time I will definitely add more jalapenos to the mixture as well as try some hot sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for a Super Bowl Party and they were a hit!! Have made them several more times and the mixture is just wonderful. For the sissy's like me, I also use some colored peppers as well as the jalapenos, my sons and husband like the jalapenos the best. Also used Frito scoops, heated up the extra mixture for a little dip!! wonderful!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everybody that I have made these for loves them. They are so addicting. I did a taste test. I made half a batch with the cream cheese and the other half with marscapone to see if there really was a difference. It is always unanimous that people choose the marscapone. Also, the green jalapenos are much better than the red ones. Thanks Guy for a wonderful and fun recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely great! Not too hot--just make sure to get out all of the ribs and the seeds. Save yourself the fat--use a turkey italian sausage and you will NEVER know the difference. Try using the 2% motz. cheese, too. As suggested we used the left over meat mixture in Fritos Scoops--YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These turned out AWESOME! I made just the 30 halves and they were gone as soon as I sat them on the table! There really is alot of left over "stuffing". We often make Giada's Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells which are great too. I used the left overs stuffing (which was about half) and substituted them for the turkey and artichoke mixture. Let me tell you--once again AWESOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'M NOT SAUSAGE LOVER, BUT I MADE IT FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY AS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERY BODY LOVED IT....IT WAS GONE IN MATTER OF MINUTES, PEOPLE GRABBING FEW AT A TIME :-) THOSE STUFFED JALAPENOS WERE THE HIT AT THE PARTY, EVERYONE WANTED THE RECIPE.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! I was this recipe on one of your shows and thought I had to try it. I made them for my boyfriend's potluck at his job when he was in manager training and they were a big hit. A week later, the team he supervises decided to have a potluck and begged him to bring more. It's great with the mild sausage too!! I'll definitely be making these on every special occasion!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, love, love this recipe as do most of my friends! Couple tips -- use spicy sausage if you want more heat, but they are good for a party with varying tastes. Also, put out some tabasco. DON'T heat the jalapenos more than (5) minutes or at hotter temp -- they are supposed to be harder so you can pick them up -- this is finger food. DO cook the sausage until done, (much longer that 2 min - more like 20 min) -- (in watching Guy on TV, looked like he bought sausage that was already cooked and just heated up.) I used cream cheese only and it was great and cheaper. We also had a lot of mixture left over and used very large jalapenos. So, make more, make more, make more -- I had friends fighting over the last one. You can also vacuum seal and freeze for later. That was great not having to cook the mixture again. Anyway -- we would recommend this recipe to everyone! Took it to a Superbowl Party this year, and brought only (30) since we didn't know how they would go over -- wish I had had extra jalapenos and all that extra mixture!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe and great tasting. I made them for a Super Bowl Party and they were a hit!!! Even my kids like them and are requesting that I make them again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Super Bowl Sunday, and they were a big hit! They weren't (spicy) at all, so everyone enjoyed them. Like others have mentioned, this recipe makes far more than 15 jalapenos. Perfect for a crowd! I'll be making these again....for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This quick and easy recipe is simply outstanding! I did add some of the seeds from the jalopenos into the mixture to spice it up even more! Big hit at New Years party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hey Guy, I Just Made these and I Made the DDD FACE!!!!!!! They Were THAT GOOD! I Added Red Jalapenos and the were Excellent, Very Mild flavor, Perfect for People who don't Like HEAT! Thanks P.S. How Come It's Spelled FIERI But PRONOUNCED FIEDI?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yo Guy, This recipe was FREAKIN AWESOME. I made this for the Super Bowl and it was a huge hit. Matter of fact I think they were all gone in 30 minutes. I used the left over stuffing to make Manicotti with a nice sugo and a couple peices of nice garlic bread. The family loved it. I have been a huge fan ever since you were on the Next Food Network Star. If you are ever in KC or in Independence give me a shout for some of the BEST BBQ in East Independence. Keep doin what your doin. Its a Hit item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Guy - yum. However I agree with the other reviews. Way too much sausage for 15 jalepeno's. Your store must have extra large ones. No problem there, my husband will love it in his lunch the next few days. Your oven burns hot too! Like others, I had to keep bumping up the heat so it all took longer. I guess I don't prep jalepeno's as fast as you either - my prep time took over 1/2 hour. I wanted to make a healthy version so I used chicken chorizo and instead of cream cheese I used Fage brand (very thick and rich) greek style yogurt in the filling. I also used cilantro instead of chives. It still tasted great. We took them to a Super bowl party and they were a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the peppers for a Super Bowl Party. In an effort to be more healthy, I took Guy's suggestion and used turkey sausage. I also used low fat cream cheese. They were great!! I had a lot of extra filling. Someone else brought the chips called Scoops. I filled each little cup with filling, sprinkled them with some shredded pepper jack cheese and put them on a baking sheet. They went in the 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes. Everyone went crazy or them. Many guests hadn't tried the pepper version because they were afraid of the heat...these worked for all. Thanks, Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After I filled the jalapenos, I took the mix to the party and used it as a dip. It went over better than I thought. Pople were dipping Fritos in it and chips. Just another use of this wonderful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took these to the SuperBowl Party and they were a HIT! Now if only the Cards could have packed the same punch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a super bowl party, and they were a hit for sure! I agree with the other reviews that you need to roast the peppers longer , so I did 400 for 12 mins. They roasted perfectly, I also only used half of the mix, and have the other half for later. I didn't have any red pepper and it was fine without it. I also added mozzerella to the filling mix. As I said before these were awesome, and I will definitely be maiking these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife and I made these for a super bowl party and they were a hit. Very simple and easy to make. There was plenty of extra stuffing left after filling 50 or so jalapeno halfs. We took what was left and filled mushroom caps and cooked them the same way as the jalapeno's. Turned out just as good as the peppers. Though the time scale is off on the prep work and cooking time it's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling was good, but the jalapenos were still crunchy even after a lot of roasting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe and the jalapeno's were crunchy and the filling was a little bland. So I made another batch with a few changes. After slicing the peppers I broiled them for 5 minutes on each side. For the filling, I substituted 6 chopped marinaded sweet cherry peppers in place of the red bell peppers. I added 6 chopped peppercini's, including their juice. I browned the sausage, let it cool, then added all the filling ingredients into the mixture at once, and stuffed the jalapeno's. Just before serving, I broiled the stuffed peppers again for 5 minutes, browning and melting the cheese. The stuffed peppers were soft but still firm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for the recipe! Absolutely delicious. I added freshly grated corrinder on top just before putting back to the oven...the flavor was awesome....nice minty smell all over.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They did take a little longer to both prepare and cook, than was listed. I'm not sure how you cook 2# of sausage in 2 minutes with onion, peppers, and garlic. Guy will have to show me. (I'm not from Missouri) As far as the unused portions, I had a couple of meals I was pre prepared for Sundays big game. I was able to use the overage, ( about 1lb) as an additive to the other snack tray. The stuffed mushrooms will not mind swallowing this side. Besides, I needed something for the kids they don't like the heat. All in all, I hope Guy reads these, Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
BUT they take way longer than 15 minutes!!!! The peppers took about 10-15 minutes and the sausage mixture took more like 20. Also, the filling needs to be cut in half - two pounds of sausage is way too much for 15 peppers. In any case, the end result was absolutely delicious and worth the extra time, and now I have the extra filling in the freezer to use next time!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cooked the peppers (used really big jalapenos) for about 5-10 minutes longer and used cream cheese (cheaper). My family couldn't stop eating them!! Making them again this weekend for the football games! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great starter! My group does not like it quite so spicy, so I used a milder chilli with great results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Of course I made some modifications. I cooked the peppers for at least 20 minutes at about 350. I used the frozen breakfast sausage patties that you can cook frozen. As the sausage patties thawed I cut them into peices and mixed with bell peppers, onions, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once this mixture was done I added cream cheese and I also used the cheese dip that you buy at the grocery store but is like what is served at Mexican Restaurants...the white cheese dip. I stuffed the peppers and put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes and they were absolutely delicious. Thanks Guy for a great recipe idea. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The entire party thought they were very good. Only the jalapenos were VERY HOT! I realize this is not the case all the time, considering I make popper often. But the filling was a nice change. I did make some changes: I used only 1 lb italian sausage and 8 oz cream cheese. Plenty of filling and still very meaty. Will make again for our next party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so yummy! And really not super spicy, so you might wanna add a little something extra if you wanna sweat. I used cream cheese, green jalapeno peppers and cocktail wieners that I got to the consistency of ground meat by using a chopper. It's not the most sophisticated choice of meat, but they're really good in these peppers. : ) Next time, I think I'll use more diced red bell peppers for the filling. The amounts of garlic and red onions are perfect. Overall, a *great* snack! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these today to have with our football spread. They were really good. As others have mentioned, 5 mins is not long enough to get the peppers roasted. They were still really crunchy when I pulled them out after melting the cheese; 20 more mins at 300 fixed that problem. I also made a half batch of the filling which was a perfect amount. Will make again, for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these for myself and my husband and they were very good! I used hot sausage, which added a little more heat. Most of the peppers were not hot (I could only find green ones), but a few packed a punch. I think if you used red jalapenos, they would be very hot. I also used cream cheese, because it's what I had available. These took a little time to make, but were worth the effort! Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really, really good. I took the advice from others and baked the jalapenos at 300 degrees for about 12-13 minutes. I used cream cheese because that's what I had in the house. Marscopone would probably be even more delicious, if you felt like spending the extra $$ but is definately not necessary. My only complaint is the jalapenos weren't hot enough. That's not Guy's fault. I might try a hot sausage or add red pepper flakes next time. This is a keeper & a crown pleaser. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a poker party. Bought the good old mega-mart jalapenos because they're all I could find last minute. I got great compliments on them but I was not happy with the way they looked. I'll definitely make these again but make the following changes - 1) I'll not split the jalapenos in half (unless I get bigger peppers next time). Just hollowing them out with a potato peeler probably would have made stuffing them easier and made them out to look better. 2) I will put half the seeds of the jalapenos into the cream cheese mix. I did this already due to the multiple reviews saying they weren't hot enough. Mine did have a kick to them, and I even left out the red pepper (not a big fan) and used mild sausage. 3) I'm not too sure if there was too much sausage or not. It was good, but a little much. I might try using only 1.5 lb next time. I agree they were pretty meaty, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. 4) I'll leave out the mozz or just blend it in with the cream cheese. The mega-mart peppers were so small that spreading mozzarella over the top of them didn't do a thing except just get my baking sheet dirtier. I'll let you know how the next batch turn out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are always elected to bring the appetizers at get togethers. We always try to top ourselves each time, and this did the trick. People are still talking about them. HUGE HIT. I tried these at home with the larger peppers...not as great, too much stuffing. We did need to cook our peppers a little longer to get them tender. We used cream cheese (simply due to price), it worked nicely. We are trying the bacon wrapped shrimp next! THANKS item not reviewed by moderator and published
I received a lot of compliments on these when I took them to a party. They were gone in no time at all and they were fairly easy to make. Thank you Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor was great! I substitued Farmer John's Chorizo for the Italian Sausage, good!! Just one thing though, if you use 15 jalapenos you only need 1/2 lb of meat & 4 oz cream cheese(or mascarpone) otherwise you'll need to increase the jalapenos to at least 60 maybe more! I'm still wondering what I should do with all the leftover! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good but not really what I expected. This was more meat than cheese and didn't have any kick to it. I would reduce the amount of meat next time and do half sweet meat and half spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. My guests loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the recipe but I substituted the sausage for ground beef. Loved it even more item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe & took it to a shrimp boil for appetizers. There was not one single pepper left (out of eighty!) They tasted wonderful, the only problem was it took forever to make them. But it was worth every minute of it. I even took the left over stuffing amd covered it with more mozzarella cheese, warmed it & served it with tortilla chips as a groovy dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not too over powering on the heat and the sweetness of the bells and the onion really brings this delicious snack together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The peppers were great! I'd cut the stuffing recipe in half though or double the amount of peppers. I used the marscapone cheese. I think cream cheese would taste pretty close to the marscapone since it costs $12 just for that ingredient($6 if you half the recipe). I would make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a snap to prepare, and tasted AMAZING. Guy rocks it out AGAIN! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Five minutes of roasting is not long enough for the roasting of the jalapenos. And two minutes is definitely not long enough for the meat to cook. I went with cream cheese, because marscapone was way too much. Everyone ate them but I was expecting a little more out of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really fun, really yummy and surprisingly not too spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good that even the kids ate!! I made half green and half red peppers and they were great. I had a lot of filling left over, so you can easily half the filling part of the recipe. ps I used cream cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved these little stuffed gems! The jalapenos mellowed out with the initial cooking and the broiling (as well as the lack of seeds/ribs). The mixture inside was awesome and we even cut back on calories (a little). We used chicken sausage and low fat mozz. We also used whipped cream cheese instead of the marscapone (which is pricey around these parts!). That made it very easy to mix the filling. We will definately make these again!! Right on point :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an instant family favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were absolutely perfect. I mixed mascarpone and cream cheese in the filling because mascarpone is so darn spensive! Next time I may just use cream cheese, which would really cut down on the price and I don't think taste will be sacrificed much, if at all. My only problem was a TON of leftover filling. I ended up baking it over some pillsbury biscuits for breakfast the next morning, which was good but not great. I should have chopped some jalapenos and mixed them in for some spice. I would make these again in a heartbeat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's a real good recipe. I wanted it a little hotter. Maybe I won't remove all the seeds or spice up the stuffing next time. It's still very good just not hot like you expect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were excellent, however there were a few things I had to change. The first thing was 5 min. in a 300 degree oven is not long enough to get the jalapenos soft. I turned the temp. up to 400 and left them in for a little longer. It says to cook the sausage, peppers, onions and garlic for 2 min. That's not enough time to cook the sausage. So add time for that, also there was way to much filling for the jalapenos, maybe mine were to small. I saved some out before adding the cream cheese and I'm going to use it with spagetti sauce. This recipe is going in my party file for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very easy to make and tasted great! The only thing I changed on the recipe is that I cooked the sausage longer before stuffing the jalepenos. Also, I removed all the seeds so they were not hot at all. Next time I plan on leaving some in so these will be a little spicier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having lived in Mexico for many years, I became quite the pepper (of all kinds) afficianado. To take out MOST of the heat - remove ALL seeds and ALL membranes. To remove SOME of the heat - remove ALL seeds and KEEP ALL membranes. Actually jalapenos vary in heat. You may buy one batch and they will be quite hot, the the next may be as mild as bell peppers. They are relatively mild on the Scoville scale ranging from 3500-8000 units. A link to help you follows. http://www.gandgpeppers.com/FAQs item not reviewed by moderator and published

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