Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

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 When my husband mentioned last year that he wanted to throw a Super Bowl party, I was thrilled, not because I’m an avid football fan (I really just watch for the commercials), but because I couldn’t wait to plan the menu.  I took a little gamble on these because I had never made them before but there were definitely a hit.  They are hot (but could be mellowed a bit by using a banana pepper or something else along that same level of spiciness).  No one seemed to mind, however, even as tears streamed down their cheeks.

 

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Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb large jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 lb bacon, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Brown sausage over medium heat; drain grease.
  2. In a bowl, mix the sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of sausage mixture into each jalapeno half.
  3. Wrap one half bacon slice around jalapeno and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  4. Arrange stuffed halves in baking dishes.
  5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Yield: 12

For more great low carb Super Bowl snacks see here.

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