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  • Vegan Strong

Vegan Jalapeno Poppers

By Dani Taylor


  • 12 medium jalapeno peppers, sliced in half and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, finely diced

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8-ounce tub vegan cream cheese substitute, softened

  • 1 cup vegan shredded cheese substitute, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Set jalapeño halves on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, open side up.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the skillet and saute until vegetables are tender and mushrooms have released their liquid, about 8 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess moisture.

  3. Mix mushroom mixture, cream cheese substitute, 3/4 cup shredded cheese substitute, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Spoon into the jalapeño pepper halves on the baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/4 shredded cheese substitute. Broil until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Makes 24 poppers.

Nutrition per popper: 52 calories, 2.1g carbohydrates, 4.2g fat, 2.1g protein.


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