Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers- SRC

Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

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This month I was giving the blog by  fellow native New Englander Jess. She, and husband Nick, are living in Mississippi as Nick is in the air force. Jess has the blog called Flying on Jess Fuel where she documents what she makes for the 2 of them. They met through a friend at a Mexican restaurant, where she impressed him with her jalapeno eating skills. Ohh spice! I knew I would love this blog.

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I browsed her recipes and had several in mind but I picked one that featured jalapenos! I decided to make the Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers because it would be fun to make for the upcoming Superbowl and I love them as much as Jess. They are definitely different than a typical jalapeno popper but the change up is so much fun. There are much lighter as they are not packed full of cream cheese and cheese but the cornbread gets nicely fluffy and the crunchy cheesy top is a nice finishing touch. I only made a few simple changes along the way by adding some paprika to the corn bread and then broiling at the end to get the cheese extra brown and crunchy.

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I hope that you’ll add these to your Superbowl menu. We are relaxing at home this year and I can’t wait to kick back with chips and something spicy to enjoy with a cold beer!

Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

Makes 24 poppers


  • 12 medium large fresh jalapenos
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil.
  2. Slice each jalapeno down the center and remove seeds and ribs.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, paprika, oil, milk, corn and cheese until just mixed.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with the cornbread batter. Sprinkle them all with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cornbread is firm and cooked through.
  6. Broil the cheesy top until golden brown.


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About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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19 Responses to Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers- SRC

  1. Hooray!! Glad you liked these! It’s one of my most popular posts!


    • iamahoneybee says:

      these were awesome. I love poppers but at times I just hate how they are so heavy. These are a fun twist on them. def making them again.


  2. This is one of those times I really wish I liked jalapenos. They look so good!


  3. AmandaE says:

    This looks like a great Superbowl recipe – I’ll have to add them to the list for Sunday. Awesome SRC pick 🙂


  4. Elaine says:

    These will definatley be on the list for the SB!


  5. These look super yummy! I can’t wait to make them. Great choice for SRC!!!


  6. That is so genius – would have gone perfectly with my SRC pick this month – Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Chowder 🙂
    Happy Reveal Day!


  7. Kirstin says:

    Yum! I’m not always a fan of jalapeno’s but this sounds good!


  8. Casey says:

    Wow, what a fun recipe!!! I have a horrible tolerance for spicy things, but my sister could probably eat the world’s hottest peppers as if they were potato chips. I’m totally going to make these for her!


  9. Melissa says:

    Wow, these look amazing! I usually only have jalapeno poppers in the summer when they are grilled, but I don’t think I can wait that long now that I’ve seen these! They’d be perfect for a superbowl party!


  10. Cindy Harris says:

    What a great twist on the popper. I do love cornbread so I’m sure this is delicious. Perfect SRC pick–can’t wait to try it.


  11. Bean says:

    That is such a fantastic idea! Usually I do cream cheese and bacon, but corn bread and jalapenos work really well together! The only way to make them better would be to wrap them in bacon!


  12. I could definitely get on board with having 12 of these!


  13. Megan says:

    Yum!! I love jalapeno poppers — these sound amazing!


  14. Love Jalapeno Poppers and these look really good! Love the cornbread topping..great SRC pick!


  15. These look SO good – i love jalapeno poppers and the addition of cornbread here is genius. YUM!


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