How Long to Cook Jalapeño Poppers
The amount of time needed to cook jalapeño poppers depends on your recipe and your oven temperature, varying from about 15 minutes at 400° to about 30 minutes at 350°.
Making Fresh Jalapeño Poppers
Any time you're handling spicy peppers, start by putting on gloves. Then, cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Jalapeño poppers are typically filled with either cream cheese, cheddar cheese, or a mixture of both. Other ingredients such as chives, breadcrumbs, or bacon bits can also be included. Experiment to find your perfect combination!
Once you pop your poppers in the oven, you'll want to let them cook until the cheese is thoroughly melted and the pepper is tender. If you are making bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, make sure the bacon is nice and crispy as well.
How Long to Cook Frozen Jalapeño Poppers
If you assemble your own jalapeño poppers ahead of time and freeze them, they will need to be cooked at 425° for about 25 to 30 minutes. If you purchase jalapeño poppers in a box from the frozen food section at the grocery store, it's recommended to cook them at 450° for 8 to 9 minutes, then flip them over and leave them in for another 7 to 8 minutes.