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Ritz Jalapeno Poppers

With the Big Game right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what food to serve or to bring to your Big Game party. Because for me, th
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword Jalapeno Poppers, Jalapeno Poppers Recipe, Ritz Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24
Calories 185kcal


  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers halved lengthwise with stems, seeds, and membranes removed
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 24-48 little smoky sausages depending on size of jalapenos
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 sleeve Ritz original crackers


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and chili powder until well mixed.
  • In a separate small bowl combine eggs and milk.
  • In another small bowl, add flour.
  • In a food processor, add a sleeve of Ritz crackers and pulse on low until they turn into crumbs.
  • In another flat dish, add the Ritz cracker crumbs.
  • Using gloves, fill each jalapeno pepper half with about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture. Lay one to two little smoky sausages (depending on the size of the jalapenos) on top of the cream cheese in the jalapeno. Repeat with each jalapeno until all jalapenos are filled with the cream cheese mixture and sausages.
  • Dip each filled jalapeno pepper into the flour, then into the egg mixture and finally into the breadcrumbs.
  • Place jalapeno poppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminim foil.
  • Cook in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30 minutes.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg