Try these Baked Parmesan Jalapeño Poppers with Prosciutto! They’re gluten free and fabulous!
You can thank my local grocery store for giving me the idea to make jalapeño poppers. Because what else is there to do when you can no longer buy just one jalapeño?
The jalapeños used to be piled into bins for the taking, but now they come in a sealed bag containing several. So, after using a lone pepper for this Pork Tenderloin with Cream Cheese and Jalapeños, I recently found myself with half a dozen jalapeños lacking a purpose.
I can’t stand wasting food. The idea of produce sitting there without a planned use got to me.
So, I made baked jalapeño poppers for the first time about a month ago. I followed a basic recipe and thought it was, well…basic.
And, I wanted extra. (In case you’re not in the know, I’m throwing around millennial lingo like a boss. “Extra” means going over the top.)
But you can thank my senior moment for the prosciutto inspiration that hit me. Because I thought I was buying little pancetta cubes for another recipe.
Once I realized my mistake, I immediately thought of making baked Parmesan jalapeño poppers with a prosciutto-and-cream-cheese filling. With garlic powder and paprika mixed into the freshly grated Parmesan, and melted butter drizzled on top.
Does that sound familiar? It’s because I use this gluten-free, cheesy coating for my Lemon-Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter, Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Butter, Baked Parmesan Gluten-Free Onion Rings and Baked Parmesan Shrimp with Garlic Butter. Oh, and these Baked Parmesan Crisps.
My family loves this flavor combo, and apparently, so do hundreds of thousands of Cooking with Mamma C visitors.
And you guys, these baked Parmesan jalapeño poppers are ridiculously good! Crisp-tender on the outside, creamy on the inside, they’re buttery, with a nice salty accent and a kick of heat that comes from the occasional jalapeño seed.
In other words, they’re perfect for the Super Bowl. Touchdown!
P.S. It looks like my hands could use a little lotion. I need to buy more Cucina hand cream with olive oil, made for use in the kitchen. (That’s an affiliate link).
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)