Baked Jalapeo Poppers

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves 12 poppers
12 large jalapeo peppers
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces Manchego cheese, grated
2 to 3 tablespoons green salad olives with pimientos, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425F.

Slice off a lengthwise piece of each jalapeo then, using a small spoon or paring knife, scrape the seeds out of each pepper to make little jalapeo canoes. Chop the tops finely and add to a mixing bowl with the cream cheese, Manchego, green olives, parsley, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Use a small spoon to fill the canoes or transfer the mixture to a re-sealable plastic bag, snip off the end and squeeze the mixture into the hulls of your jalapeo canoes.

Arrange the peppers on cookie sheet, transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes.