Jalapeno Popper Bites

These Jalapeno Popper Bites have all the same flavors as jalapeno poppers without all of the work. Only 5 ingredients & 15 minutes is all you need!Jalapeno Popper Bites

Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite foods.  They’re a bit on the spicy side – but with enough creamy goodness to it to balance out the heat, and the end result is popable snackable perfection.

I love making them from scratch – and have the perfect bacon wrapped version of them right here on the blog.  The only thing I don’t like is they’re a bit time consuming…. and patience isn’t exactly my strong suit.

Jalapeno Popper Bites in a round flowery casserole dish

When a craving hits, I want to be able to enjoy what I want in record time.  Like when I want dessert but just don’t want to wait for a cake to bake – so I end up grabbing a spoon and opening up a tub of store-bought frosting.  The same principal applies to all my non-sweet cravings too.

So, my impatient side totally is in foodie love with these Jalapeno Popper Bites.  They literally taste just like a jalapeno popper without the work (and patience) required!

Jalapeno Popper Bites

5 ingredients.  Stir it all together. Coat & bake.  All done.  Let’s eat!

Simple enough for me.

Here’s what you need:

The 5 ingredients you need to make jalapeno popper bites - panko bread crumbs, cream cheese, egg, jalapeno, and parmesan.

Finely chop your jalapeno peppers & discard the seeds. You’ll need 2 or 3 peppers, I’ve used 3.

Place the jalapeno, egg, cream cheese, & shredded Parmesan cheese in a bowl & mix to thoroughly combine.

Cream cheese, egg, jalapeno, parmesan cheese in a bowl to make Jalapeno Popper Bites

Place the panko crumbs in a separate dish – roll the jalapeno cheese mixture into tablespoon sized balls, then dredge the balls in the panko crumbs.

Rolling the Jalapeno Popper Bites in panko bread crumbs

Place the panko crusted balls onto a baking sheet.

Unbaked Jalapeno Popper Bites on a tinfoil lined baking sheet

Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Jalapeno Popper Bites next to two jalapenos

Printable recipe after the recipe video!

Jalapeno Popper Bites

Jalapeno Popper Bites have all the same flavors as jalapeno poppers without any of the work! Only 5 ingredients & 15 minutes is all you need!


  • 2-3 jalapenos minced - seeds discarded
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 5 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs or more if needed for dredging


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl. combine the minced jalapenos, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, & egg together until combined thoroughly. Roll the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls & dredge in the panko crumbs.
  • Place on a baking sheet & bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Great served hot & even better at room temperature.
Easy Jalapeno Popper Bites

You may also like these delicious Bacon Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheeses!

Bacon Jalapeno Grilled cheese Sandwiches cut in half and stacked up

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