Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Updated: Jul 12

Who loves going out to eat and ordering an appetizer of crab cake or Jalapeno Poppers? I know I do, anytime I'm at a seafood restaurant I love to order the crab cake, and if I'm at a Tavern and Jalapeno Poppers are on the menu, I'm for sure order it. My hubby knows my love for food. He combined my favorite appetizer and made me this incredible side-dish Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers.

Dwayne is from Baltimore, is the one that introduced me to the Maryland Style Crab Cake. The best part about this recipe is that it's baked and not fried, and it's Keto Friendly. This recipe for Oven Baked Crab Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers has it ALL going on. Blended cheese, smooth cream cheese, crispy topping, all served up in a jalapeño. You can make them in your oven, when you remove the frying, eliminating the breading. A usual breading on jalapeno poppers is breadcrumbs or even panko, Japanese breadcrumbs. If you don't want deep fat fry them, you don't need breading.

This year I taught myself how to garden. I watched a ton of videos on YouTube on how to start your home garden. The first thing I look up on how to plants was Jalapeno Poppers. I'm a big fan of spice, and I use Jalapeno in a lot of my dishes. So, this was one of the first vegetables that I planted, and to my surprise, I grow some beautiful and huge Jalapeno peppers. So, I picked these peppers straight from my backyard garden. I was so happy to grow my food and to be able to taste the juicy and spice from my garden. So, if you ever thought about growing your vegetable, you want to learn everything better when it's fresh. Below I'm going to show you how Dwayne makes his incredible Crab Stuff Jalapeno Poppers.


20 - 30

fresh jalapeno peppers or you can use mini yellow red, & orange bell peppers.

2 - 8 oz.

block of cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cup

shredded Mexican cheese blend or any cheddar cheese

1/2 cup

fresh parmesan cheese

1 -16 OZ

cans crab meat, drained well, or fresh crab meat


zest and juice of ½ lemon

1/4 tsp

fresh ground black pepper

1/2 tsp

garlic powder

1 cup

chopped green onion

1 tsp

old bay seasoning

1/2 cup of bacon

How to Make Crab Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Cut stems off jalapenos; remove seeds and membranes; set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and mix other ingredients. You want to add the crab last

Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; cut a hole in a corner of the bag. Pipe filling into jalapeños.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender.

IF you are making this dish, please use latex gloves for this; if not, the oils can burn your skin. Avoid touching your face

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