Fresh Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese Filling

An Appetizer from Another Joy

Today I am sharing my Aunt Joy’s fresh jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese filling. It is amazingly delicious – the perfect appetizer for anyone who loves jalapenos!

aunt joy's jalapeno pepper appetizers

You all know about my mom, Joy, but there is another “Joy” who has been a big part of my life – my Aunt Joy (Blankenship), Granny Grace’s daughter. Just like my mom, this Joy brings a lot of joy to people! If you know her, you know that she has a servant’s heart and loves to give. Today I am sharing her Jalapeno Appetizer – It is one of my favorites!

Aunt Joy and My Dad
My Aunt Joy and My Dad

At the last family reunion I attended, I happened to be sitting next to Aunt Joy when I took a bite of the most delicious stuffed jalapeno for the first time. The jalapeño was crisp and with the filling, it was so refreshing!

I told my aunt that I had to find out who made the jalapeno appetizers, which turned out to be pretty easy since it was her. Since that time, she has given me the recipe, and I made them last week. Delicious!!

Jalapeno Appetizer Ingredients:

jalapeno appetizer ingredients
Just a handful of Ingredients


Jalapeno Appetizer Instructions:

handwritten recipe for Aunt Joy's jalapeno appetizer
Handwritten Instructions – Very Simple

This is a very simple and easy recipe!


  1. Cut the peppers in half, long ways, and remove the seeds and veins. Wear gloves to protect your hands, face, and eyes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the other ingredients together well.
  3. Fill the peppers with the cream cheese mixture and serve!

I cannot promise how mild or spicy they will be. These peppers were all bought at the same time and from the same bin at the grocery store. I ended up with some that had just a touch of heat, and others had too much heat for me to eat them. It is really just personal preference. If you happen to know the secret for picking out mild or spicy peppers, please share.

Printable Full Recipe

Yield: 30

Fresh Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese Filling

Aunt Joy's fresh jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese filling dip

Because these jalapeno appetizers are made with fresh jalapenos, they taste so fresh! When you add the delicious cream cheese filling, they end up being so refreshing.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 15 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 Jar Dried Beef (2.5 oz.), Chopped Fine
  • 6 Green Onions, Chopped Fine
  • 1/2 t. Accent Seasoning
  • 1 t. Worcestershire Sauce


    1. Cut the peppers in half, long ways, and remove the seeds and veins. Use gloves to protect your hands, face, and eyes.

    2. Mix the other ingredients together well.

    3. Fill the peppers with the cream cheese mixture and serve!

Other Jalapeno Pepper Appetizer Ideas

  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
  • Jalapeno Popper Dip
  • Jalapeno Fudge
  • Candied Jalapenos
  • Easy Jalapeno Jelly
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Jalapeno Popper Soup
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip with Diced Jalapenos
  • Stuffed Jalapeños
  • Homemade Roasted Salsa

Many of these recipes are shared in the post, 8 Easy Jalapeno Appetizer Recipes for the Super Bowl Party. Although these jalapeno pepper appetizers are a great way to celebrate football season, they are delicious recipes all year long.

Other Tips and Ideas

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Always wear gloves when handling jalapeno peppers.
  • Buy extra jalapeno peppers and slice some as well as dice a few. Freeze them, and they will be ready for recipes when you need them.
  • Eat the cream cheese filling with crackers, potato chips, or tortilla chips, without the peppers. This makes a delicious dip, similar to my sister’s dip.
  • Add diced jalapeno peppers to the cheese mixture to make a jalapeno cream cheese dip recipe.
  • Add diced jalapeno peppers to any cheesy dip to give it a little kick.
  • Add sliced jalapeno peppers to canned vegetables, pizzas, and soups for extra flavor.

My Favorite Products to Use with Jalapeno Recipes

Food Processor
Baking Sheet and Parchment Paper
Hand Mixer
American Flag Party Platter
Wire Rack
Jalapeno Pepper Corer
Jalapeno Pepper Grill Topper (These make delicious next level stuffed jalapenos on the grill!)

I hope you will give these jalapeno appetizers a try the next time you have a party or gathering. They are great any time of year! I know you and your family will enjoy them!

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Related Posts

This food blog answers the question, Can You Freeze Jalapenos?
Also, see all of the great appetizers I have found on Pinterest here.

Until next week,

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  1. This looks amazing! One of my brothers in law loves anything spicy so I am super excited to try your recipe and share it with him. He’ll be over the moon! Thanks so much, CoCo

  2. Sounds really tasty! Thanks so much for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope you weekend it great!

  3. Yikes, too spicy hot for me but hubby would enjoy this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at #FoodFriday 29 for Garden Veggie Recipes. Pinned.

  4. Susan, CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #FoodFriday 30 for Vegan Recipes from the previous linkup for Garden Veggie Recipes!

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