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Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer, game day treat, or quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.Jalapenos in wontons on a small plate

You would think loving spicy food as much I as do, I would have eaten a ton of jalapeno poppers over my lifetime. False.

I’ve had a few from time to time when someone else has brought them to a party, but I was never a huge fan. The storebought ones have that dry breading that I can’t stand. Homemade ones take so long that I feel bad about eating more than one. And when it comes to spicy appetizers, I always want to eat more than one.

When I was getting ready for my cousin’s baby shower last month, I came across a few recipes for jalapeno poppers in wonton wrappers. They looked delicious but still needed to be fried. Frying up a ton of food while people are waiting to eat is not my idea of a party. I was already making baked wonton cups for another dish and realized it would be easy enough to double the cups and stuff them full of jalapeno popper dip.

This recipe calls for using a regular muffin tin. That is intentional for three reasons. One, most people have regular muffin tins instead of mini muffin tins. Two, the wonton wrapper isn’t large enough to cut in half, so you end up getting the same quantity of cups anyway. Three, it is a giant pain in the ass to fill the mini muffin cups with the cream cheese filling.

Wonton wrappers in a muffin tin

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These Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers have quickly become one of my favorite go-to appetizers because the components can be made days ahead of time. The wonton cups can be baked up to four days before your event, and the cream cheese and yogurt filling actually taste better if made one day prior. I’m not sure about you, but I prefer to do all my prep work well ahead of a party. But hey, maybe you love waiting until the last minute and then dealing with stress-induced boob sweat.

You do you.Baked jalapeno poppers on a small plate

Jalapenos in wontons on a small plate
Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer, game day treat, or quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.

Course: Appetizer
Author: Sarah - Sustainable Cooks
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2-3 jalapenos, chopped depending on your preferences
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • balsamic reduction optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cut the corners off of the wonton wrappers (you can do up to about 5 at a time) and gently press them into a regular-sized muffin tin. Lightly spray the tops of the wontons with olive oil.

  3. Bake for 9 minutes or until golden brown. If making ahead of time, remove from muffin tin and place on a baking rack until fully cool. If serving immediately, allow to cool enough to handle.

  4. Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds at a time until you can easily work with it.

  5. Add the rest of the ingredients through balsamic reduction, and mix thoroughly. If making ahead of time, refrigerate cream cheese mixture until ready to use.

  6. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment. Fill each wonton cup halfway with the jalapeno mixture. This is easier if the cream cheese mixture is soft.

  7. Bake for 5-10 minutes until the cream cheese is melted and warmed through. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Wonton cups can be made up to four days before and stored in an air-tight container.

Cream cheese mix can be made up to two days before and stored in the fridge.

Healthier Baked Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer, game day treat, or quick snack. They are a delicious blend of spicy and creamy.

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