Now that football season has started, I know that I am going to have to keep a good supply of snacks on hand for my husband. For whatever reason, he thinks that he has to have a snack when he watches the games. I told him that one day I am going to sit and write a “Football Wives Survival Guide” and include all the tasty recipes that I throw together. You know…I bet I would make a killing on that thing!

So I thought I’d share one of his favorites – especially since you can put it together at a great price with the current Publix coupons! Whip up a batch of Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños the next time you need a game day snack or even an easy party appetizer.

The recipe is super simple. It’s actually a slightly modified recipe from the Jimmy Dean website. That recipe calls for a roll of pork sausage, (which is delicious…I have made it that way too) but I opt for pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles to cut down on the prep-time! I also use low fat cream cheese and 2% cheddar cheese. I figure my husband and his buddies don’t need all the extra calories. If you have calories to spare…go for the original recipe but if you want to shave off a few calories and some of the prep you have to try this version.

Plus, right now we have a Publix coupon that will help you grab a great deal!

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Items, 9.6 oz  $4.99 (reg price)
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Sausage product 9.6 oz. (excludes Turkey Publix Coupon Family Celebrations) 
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Sausage (Ibotta Deposit) [Any variety – Any size]
As low as $3.69 after coupon and cash back!

popper ingredients

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
Author: Michelle
  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Turkey Sausage Crumbles
  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) low fat cream cheese, cubed, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) 2% milk shredded cheddar cheese
  • 32 medium fresh jalapeño peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sausage, cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
  3. Cut peppers lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Fill each pepper with a generous portion of sausage mixture; press lightly into peppers to secure. (Filling should mound slightly above top edges of peppers.)
  4. Place on lightly greased baking sheet or in broiler pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and filling is lightly browned.
When handling fresh jalapeno peppers, be sure to wear disposable rubber or clear plastic gloves to prevent the oils from the peppers from irritating your skin. Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth when handling hot peppers.)[br][br]Baking the poppers on the indented top of a broiler pan will help to hold the peppers upright and prevent the filling from spilling out.) [br][br]Recipe adapted from [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Jimmy Dean[/url]

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