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Vegan Stuffed Jalapeños

Move over jalapeño popper, these vegan stuffed jalapeños are filled with plant based sausage and creamy white queso for a flavor bomb so incredible you will not believe they are vegan!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword vegan jalapeno appetizer, vegan jalapeno poppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 48 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 8 jalapenos
  • 2 vegan sausages (I use Field Roast, Mexican Chipotle flavor)
  • ½ cup Vegan Queso Blanco (see note)
  • Smoky Lemon Breadcrumbs (see recipe below)

Smoky Lemon Breadcrumbs:

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (optional, omit for less salt since the rest of the recipe has plenty)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
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  1. Slice jalapenos in half length wise, to make 16 halves, and take out the seeds. If you are not placing them on a grill with a grate and baking (or grilling) on a flat surface, you may want to slice a small flat edge on the bottom so they don’t roll sideways. On the grill, they may not need this because they will fit in-between the rungs.
  2. Chop sausages into small pieces, place in a small bowl.
  3. Mix all breadcrumb ingredients in a bowl except the lemon juice, until combined. Add lemon juice and mix well to break up clumps.
  4. Put ½ cup queso blanco into the bowl with the chopped sausage. Mix well.
  5. Spoon about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons sausage mixture into the cut jalapenos. Top with about 1 ½ teaspoons breadcrumbs.
  6. Grill or bake. If grilling make sure to spray oil on any surfaces that are not nonstick in case of sticking. If on a grill, they should be ready in about 8-10 minutes but check and remove when the jalapenos are browning. The sausage is precooked. If baking, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 425 F (220 C) for about 10-15 minutes, but check at the 10 minute mark for brownness. You can also broil for the last minute to get the tops nice and crisp.

  7. Serve with more queso blanco drizzle on top! Be careful, they have a kick!

Recipe Notes

Tips to prep ahead:

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Stuffed Jalapeños
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.