Jalapeno Cheddar Bites

Serving 45 people

30 min


  • cream cheese 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • egg 1 large egg
  • jalapenos ½ cup finely diced seeded jalapenos
  • panko breadcrumbs 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • salt ¼ teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and onion powder
  • sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and lightly crumbled with your hands
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How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet ( or two smaller ones) with parchment paper.Slice jalapenos in half length-wise and remove seeds (wear gloves if you have even the tiniest cut on your hand or are sensitive). Chop the jalapeno's fine.In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos and egg, mix well.In a separate shallow bowl combine panko breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, mixing well.
  2. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, then roll each ball in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Place on lined baking sheets, one inch apart.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes, carefully turn (TIP: let them cool for a minute or two before you turn them!) and bake for 3-7 minutes more, or until both sides are lightly browned. WATCH CAREFULLY!
  5. Remove from the oven and cool for a minute or two before serving.