HOW TO MAKE JALAPENO POPPER CASSEROLE
The Jalapeno Popper Casserole is a dish that is both tasty and simple to prepare, making it an excellent choice for a meal that is more relaxed and shared amongst family or friends. This dish is a variation of the well-known appetizer known as jalapeno poppers, but it is heartier and has more satisfying ingredients. The aromas of jalapeno peppers, cream cheese, and crispy bacon are combined in this dish for a delicious casserole that will delight your taste senses and leave you feeling full and content.
This jalapeno popper casserole is the ideal meal for any occasion, whether it is a night in with the family or a get-together with friends. Your demands for something savory and spicy may be satiated with this dish, which is simple to prepare and will do the trick. Enjoy it with some garlic bread or a side salad, and be sure to serve it right away!
TO MAKE THIS JALAPEÑO POPPER CASSEROLE, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS:
A 12-oz Pkg.Of chopped bacon.
8 oz.Of cream cheese (|softened to room temp).
1/2 Cup.Of mayonnaise.
1/2 Cup.Of sour cream.
1/2 Tsp.Of garlic powder.
1/2 Tsp.Of onion powder.
1/2 Tsp.Of smoked paprika.
1/4 Tsp.Of cumin.
1/4 Tsp.Of salt.
1/4 Tsp.Of black pepper.
4 medium jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced.
2 Cups.Of shredded cheddar cheese,
1 Cup.Of panko bread crumbs.
2 Tbsp.Of butter (melted).
Prepare a temperature in your oven of 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
Cook the chopped bacon in a big pan over medium heat until it is nice and crispy, which should take approximately 8-10 minutes. Put the bacon on a platter lined with paper towels to drain, and then put it aside.
Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, smoked paprika, cumin, cumin seed, salt, and black pepper in a sizable mixing bowl with the softened cream cheese. Combine thoroughly.
To the mixture made with the cream cheese, add the chopped jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon that has been cooked. Combine everything by thoroughly combining it.
Place the mixture in a baking dish about 9 by 13 inches and smooth it out evenly.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the panko bread crumbs and melted butter. Spread the surface of the casserole with the breadcrumb mixture.
Bake the casserole with the jalapeno poppers for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the coating of bread crumbs is golden brown and the dish has reached the desired temperature.
After removing the casserole from the oven, allow it to cool for a little while before serving.