Jalapenos Stuffed with Sausage and Cheese

Jalapenos stuffed with sausage and cheese

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether you are Irish or not, you can still enjoy all of the festivities by eating and drinking anything green. Whether it’s the famous “Green Beer” or placing some green food coloring into your food to make it green, let’s all celebrate!

These little treats actually do not need any food coloring, since they are all ready for the holiday…they are green. And they also provide that, “Wow, my mouth is on fire” taste. Not too badly, depending on your tolerance for heat, but enough to make you thirsty, maybe for that green beer.

So, if you are still celebrating and want to serve something fun, quick and different, try these jalapenos stuffed with sweet Italian sausage (ahem, who doesn’t like sausage) and brie cheese (ahem, again, who doesn’t like cheese).  Trust me, they will all be gone before you can say “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!” Enjoy!

Jalapenos Stuffed with Sausage and Cheese

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 3 large jalapenos chili’s, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to season
  • 1 mild Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground fennel
  • 2 -3 ounces of brie cheese

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a small rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and drizzle the olive oil in the pan.

Crumble the sausage in a small bowl. Add the ground fennel and chopped parsley and thoroughly mix to incorporate the ingredients evenly. Set aside.

Cut each jalapenos in half, lengthwise and remove the seeds. Season the jalapenos with salt and using your fingers, gently and generously fill each half of the chili with the mixture.

Arrange the jalapenos in a single layer, close to each other, stuffed side up and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the brie cheese on top of each jalapeno. Place back in the oven for 2 minutes. Serve right away.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. yprior1 says:

    thanks so much for this idea – in the summer I usually have so many Japs – and this is going on the list – mmmmmm

    1. yvette says:

      I am glad you like this recipe. Please let me know when you make it.

      1. yprior1 says:

        Ok – I will – and in the summer it brings me much joy to use the few items I grow – and I have not had any recipe at all for jalapeños – well I did not look for any withe r- and we just added them to sauté dishes of this and that – so they get used – but this will be nice to try. and now I am really looking forward to spring….

        1. yvette says:

          Great! What else do you grow?

          1. yprior1 says:

            just basics – tomatoes, different peppers, basil – and let’s see – I have green onions that just popped up – I bought a stevia start (.99) and it keeps coming back – I have a huge rosemary bush – but it took a hard hit a few winters ago – and that was when I lost my scatter wild parsley and potted mint. 😦
            I had to give up on zucchini/squash because for some reason in this area – thohjse plants attract stink bugs and when I do not grow them – all is well. I try to have at least one eggplant variety – which goes into soup because I have no idea of what to do (I know I could look.. but please let me know if your gourmet kitchen has any eggplant ideas for moi – easy ones that is…)
            anyhow, here is a picture of what i call garden delight… and I make this a lot in august – with a small glass of red zin – it is really good.

          2. yvette says:

            You have a nice variety of vegetables. Living in NYC, the only plant I have is basil. But I do enjoy going to the farmers market and “picking” my veggies there. In regards to an easy eggplant, you can always just cut it up into cubes, saute it in olive oil and serve over pasta. Very quick, easy and healthy. Your option to either peel or leave the skin on. If you like, you can also toss in some of your peppers too. I will post an easy eggplant recipe for you and then you can tell me how you like it once you prepare it.

          3. yprior1 says:

            Okay – sounds good. But I do not eat pasta – long story – but I have done a major lifestyle change and last year I got off sugar – well I was healing from something and that led to the longest GI cleanse I had ever done, i was always healthy – but I did not know that sugar was in so many things – and how some crackers and many breads linger in the body and have an impact sometimes worse than straight sugar – well – (check out this cool book here)
            anyhow, I have meats, legumes, veggies, nuts, some fruits, organic corn chips – some dairy- lots of eggs, and well – it has been a change but feel wonderful.

          4. yvette says:

            Unfortunately, there is “hidden” sugar in so many foods. That is why I always stress not to eat out of a box or can, eat organically. Our bodies have a hard time processing many sugars and then our bodies turn that sugar into fat-another problem. In regards to the book, I cannot see what you have posted. The book I read is called “Fat Chance” by Dr. Robert Lustig, who talks about childhood obesity and the “sugar addiction” it really opens your eyes to this huge epidemic. It’s a great book and I highly recommend taking a look. He does get very scientific (I’m a math and science girl) so it may become a bore for some, but in general a good read. He was also involved in the Katie Couric produced movie, Fed Up, which goes into the sugar topic. With that said, I will post some information about this topic and a recipe to go along with it.

          5. yprior1 says:

            thanks for taking the time to share that Yvette 🙂 – seriously, and I will check out the book. and the one I shafred – well I only skimmed parts – and heard her in an interview…. but it is
            JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet – Amazon.com

            anyhow, sugar is also related to this increasing cancer (went from 1 in 20 to 1 in 6 to now 1in 2??) and well, the candida strains and intestinal microbes feed off of sugar – and you know, what makes me sad is that we do not hear more about it – because what you say here is awesome – but seriously – for like 20 years the only one I ever heard really go off about how we do not need ANY sugar was Jamie Oliver.
            okay – enough – have a great day and thanks again – 💐💐💐💐

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