Goat Cheese + Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

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Since the Superbowl is upon us, I thought it’d be only fitting to have a post reflecting a perfect game-day eat: stuffed jalapeños. If we’re being honest here, one of the main reasons I like attending Superbowl bashes is for the food (the other reasons? Halftime and commercials). I mean, a day where the norm is to nosh on a smorgasbord of (basically) bar-type foods? Count me in. These stuffed jalapeños are, in my opinion, the perfect game-day grub to snack on. Stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, goat cheese and parmesan, the creamy and hearty filling is a fantastic contrast to the crunch of the jalapeño and crispy Panko topping. I hope you guys enjoy these!

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Sausage + Goat Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños 

Makes 16 stuffed jalapeños

3 Links Sweet Italian Sausage
6 Ounces Soft Goat Cheese
8 Jalapeños
1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Pinch of Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes

  1. Preheat oven to 450 Degrees F.
  2. Prep the jalapeños by cutting in half, lengthwise, and scooping seeds and interior out.
  3. Make the filling: Take the sausage out of the casing by using a pairing knife to cut down the middle. Crumble the sausage into a heated pan and brown. Once browned, remove with a slotted spoon and rest on a paper towel lined plate. Let cool. (*After the sausage is cooled, if the crumbles are still too big, use your hands to break apart. Crumbles should resemble size of beans or large peas.)
  4. In a bowl, combine goat cheese, cooled sausage crumbles, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  5. Begin stuffing the jalapeños (I used a tablespoon measure, as larger jalapeños generally fit about 1 Tablespoon of filling).
  6. Prepare topping: In a bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons butter and melt. Add 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs to melted butter and mix. 
  7. Place jalapeños with bread crumb mixture and place in oven. Bake at 450 Degrees F for 10-14 minutes or until the interior is bubbly and bread crumb topping is golden brown.

Bon Appetit!

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