jalapeno peppers

Jalapeño Peppers Stuffed with Italian Sausage.

Recipe for jalapeño peppers stuffed with Italian sausage. Jalapeño peppers stuffed with Italian sausage and cream cheese are a perfect appetizer, particularly at the holidays. Read about Betty's husband Brian Neff, an old-world sausage-maker from Petoskey and the craft and joy found in his sausage-making.


  • 1 pound of Italian bulk sausage
  • 6 whole fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 16 ounces of cream cheese (two 8-ounce packages)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown the sausage until no longer pink and drain off fat, if any. Clean peppers: Remove stems, cut jalapeños in half lengthwise, remove seeds. Put onto a cookie sheet. With a hand mixer, mix cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and browned sausage. Stuff jalapeños with the mixture and bake for 15 minutes. Serve while still warm. Makes 12.