Recipe By Jessina
Published Nov 8th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 12 cups Calories 81.4

Didn’t have enough Jalapenos to make full out poppers, but improvised for a creamy and spicy appetizer. You’ll want to eat them right away, but they will be molten hot so be careful!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 mini phyllo tart shells
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • bacon bits

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place phyllo cups onto a baking sheet.
  2. 2 Stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and hot sauce in a bowl. Spoon mixture into phyllo cups. Sprinkle bacon bits on top. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 81.4
  • Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Cholesterol 16.6 mg
  • Fat 6.2 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 153 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g


  1. The filling was very good but they do not set well for a party because they must be eaten hot. If you plan on eating these within 10 minutes of pulling them out of the oven then you ll enjoy them. I doubled the recipe so I had left over filling. I baked the left - Read more ...
  2. Absolutely delicious (from a traditional popper lover)! I had a jar of diced jalapenos in my fridge, so I used those instead of fresh jalapenos. I wasn't sure of the translation from fresh jalapenos to jarred, but I used too much (5 tablespoons) and they were delicious but just a tiny bit too spicy for - Read more ...
  3. BIG HIT!!!!!!!!!!! I put the mix in a sandwhich baggy and snipped the cornor to pipe the mix in to make it easier and so that I wouldnt break the shells.
  4. We LOVED these! The only phyllo shells I can buy come in packs of 15. I doubled this recipe for 60 tarts and had just enough filling. It can be a bit tedious filling the shells so next time (and yes there will be a next time) I'll pipe the filling in. I made these - Read more ...
  5. These were so easy and EVERYONE loved them! I even had 3 people ask for the recipe before I left the party! Anything with less than 6 ingredients is on my list of the best recipes to have and with the rave reviews you can count on me doing this one over and over again! - Read more ...
  6. This is the most fantastic appetizer I have ever made. I have to make double the recipe (it's more convenient since cream cheese comes in 8 oz instead of 4) but in order to accommodate, I used 6 peppers, and 2 cups of shredded cheddar over 30 cups (the packs come in 15 where I - Read more ...
  7. I took the suggestion of using individual tortilla chips. I used Tostitos scoops. They were perfect .
  8. I thought 2 jalapenos would be too hot, but it needed both. I also found it needed a little garlic salt as it was a lacking a little something. I usually love phyllo shells, but for this recipe, I think I would bake on individual tortilla chips next time. A wonderful foundation...and the mixture was - Read more ...
  9. Pretty, Simple, Tasty! I made as stated and put them in mini muffin tins. I also added shredded imitation crab meat (1 cup) so this made 18 filled tarts for me. The crab meat and the peppers were great together and very attractive and gave it a little more filling. They were gone in an - Read more ...
  10. Awesome recipe! I ended up using phyllo cough and using a regular side cupcake pan. Therefore I doubled the recipe. I also added more Jalapeno's. Everyone LOVED this recipe! Will make many more times. Thanks for sharing.

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