Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips Crunchy Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

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Everyone needs a good jalapeno popper recipe. I’m sharing mine today, because it has two secret ingredients that takes the classic jalapeno popper from good to great!

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Are you ready? Here you go: (1) onion jam in filling because you need something sweet to offset all that creamy filling and (2) Crushed Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips  on top for some added texture and crunch. Two simple things that will level up your popper game.I made these over the weekend for a little get together, and they disappeared in seconds. Which got me thinking about how popular jalapeno poppers are. I had no idea. I grew up in a pretty traditional Vietnamese home which translated to – traditional Vietnamese meals. Any “American” meals we had were always thoroughly botched, but back then I didn’t know better.

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I mean who knew, that dishes like spaghetti was meant to be eaten as one—as in sauce on noodles—not as noodles on a plate and the sauce in a side bowl. I ate it the way it was served. That is until I had it otherwise. Back then I thought my mom had it all wrong.

And maybe she did, but what it taught me was how to play with my food. And I’ve been doing it ever since- dressing things up, switching things out, morphing one thing into another. Like how I’m going to morph these poppers into a jalapeno popper dip with a crunchy topping of those Ruffles potato chips for next week’s gathering.

Until then, enjoy these poppers as is, then stay tune because I’ll be sharing my jalapeno popper dip shortly.

A few notes:

  • If you don’t have a grill you can roast these jalapeno poppers in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the bacon becomes crispy.
  • You can also swap out the jalapeno for something a little milder like baby bell peppers if heat is an issue.

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Crunchy Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Yield: Makes 12 poppers

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup crushed Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons onion jam
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 12 large jalapeños—halved lengthwise and seeded, stems left intact
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 6-inch slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

Directions:

Preparation: Heat grill to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl add the cream cheese, ¼ cup Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips, onion jam, kosher salt, scallions, egg yolk and cheddar cheese; stir until well combined.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the jalapeños with the olive oil. Arrange them cut side up and fill it with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a slice of bacon. Arrange bacon-wrapped jalapeños on the grill. Grill with the lid closed for 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove jalapeños from grill and sprinkle with remaining crushed Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips and chives. Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says

    These have to be the best poppers I’ve ever seen Naomi! Love the combination of ingredients! Totally awesome as a dip too!

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  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    oh my gawd! these look INSANE! you crushed Ruffles® Jalapeno Ranch Flavored Potato Chips?! Freaking brilliant!

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