This grilled stuffed jalapenos poppers recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version. If you’re looking to keep your stuffed jalapeno poppers vegetarian-friendly, you can eliminate the bacon or replace it with coarsely chopped nuts, like smoked almonds or toasted pecans.

  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika
  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Cut a lengthwise slit down each pepper while keeping the stem intact
  3. Remove membranes and seeds from peppers.
  4. Fill each pepper with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture.
  5. Prepare your Z Grill to grill at 325 degrees.
  6. Place peppers in a disposable foil pan.
  7. Grill peppers, covered, for 8-10 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from grill and serve warm.