Jalapeno Tuna Poppers

Jalapeno Tuna Poppers
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  • Recipe Yield: 15

Give your Friday nights a little kick with this twist on a classic treat.


  • 1 (6.4 oz.) Pouch - Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 - 12 cups cheddar jack cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 12 tsp. cumin
  • 15 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 14cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. oregano


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl mix tuna, softened cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, garlic and spices until well blended.
  • Cut jalapenos lengthwise, halfway through and across the top partway through. Clean the seeds out with a gloved finger.
  • Take 1 - 1 12 tsp. of the tuna mixture and stuff the inside of each pepper, then push closed. (The pepper should stay shut.)
  • Dip the pepper in egg and coat thoroughly, then dip in the breadcrumb mixture and set on a cutting board to dry.
  • Dip for a second time in the egg mixture and bread crumb mixture and place on a cookie sheet, sprayed or brushed lightly with cooking oil. Spray top and sides of the peppers lightly with oil.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Servings Per Container: 15 Serving Size: 1 popper
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 140
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6mg 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.