Need a jalapeno popper recipe that is dairy-free and vegan? Try our Jalapeno poppers without cream cheese recipe. This is very simple to make and tastes excellent.
This stuffed jalapeños without cream cheese tastes mild and creamy and has a fabulous texture. If you are searching for a quick snack for the evening or for serving on game days, then let's proceed. An impressive recipe is waiting for you below.
About this recipe
Jalapeno poppers are usually made with cream cheese or other combinations of cheeses. But this, dairy-free jalapeno poppers without cream cheese recipe tastes great without compromising quality.
Can we make dairy-free jalapeno poppers without altering their original taste? Yes, and this recipe shows how to make a replica of the classic poppers.
Why this dairy-free jalapeno popper is excellent?
It's easy to make with a few simple ingredients that you may have already in the kitchen.
The prepping work for this stuffed jalapeños without a cream cheese recipe is simple; anyone can make it irrespective of their kitchen skill.
It is a delicious dish best served as an appetizer or snack.
The ingredients and possible substitutions
Jalapeno pepper. These are hot to handle. Wear gloves to protect you from pepper burn if you have sensitive skin. Avoid touching the face or eyes after cutting the jalapenos.
Almond flour. An excellent alternative to dairy products. If not using almond flour, you may substitute it with coconut flour or soaked cashews. But make a note that each ingredient is unique, and hence, the taste of the final product will also differ from each other. This is low-carb and rich in nutrients.
Lemon juice. Added to bring a mild zing to the almond cream cheese.
Nutritional yeast. Making dairy-free is not leaving out the rich cheese flavors. This addition makes our jalapeno poppers without cream cheese taste more cheesy.
Bread crumbs. My favorite addition for the crunchy texture. You may swap with the classic version of crushed tortilla chips as well.
Pine nuts. It is rich in vitamin E and magnesium, and beautifully enhances the structure.
Garlic powder. Smooth, intensifies the flavor, and is convenient to use.
Rosemary. Use for its natural aroma is reflected in these dairy-free jalapeno poppers as well. Feel free to swap with other herbs like oregano or parsley.
Almond milk. Makes a luscious binding for the vegan cream cheese.
How to make jalapeno poppers without cream cheese?
Making almond cream cheese. Add almond flour, almond milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and sea salt in a small mixing bowl. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes until the almond flour absorbs the milk.
Add it to the blender jar and blend until it becomes smooth. Add milk if needed to make the texture resemble the regular cream cheese.
Setting the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Prepping the jalapenos. Halve the jalapenos. Core them with a spoon and remove the ribs and the seeds. And arrange them on a baking sheet. Set aside.
Making the stuffing. Add the almond cream cheese, bread crumbs, pine nuts, garlic powder, rosemary, olive oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine well.
Stuffing. Using a spoon, stuff the jalapeno with the almond cream cheese mix. Repeat for all the remaining peppers.
Baking. Bake for 20 minutes or until the jalapenos becomes soft.
Serve. Serve immediately.
Garnish. Sprinkle minced cilantro or red pepper flakes for garnishing.
Finger food. This jalapeno popper without the cream cheese is a stand-alone snack, incorporated with all the flavors and tastes.
With cool dips. However, a cool pairing dipping sauce tames the jalapeno's heat and becomes everyone’s favorite.
The cool dips like the cilantro lime sauce, creamy mayo, ranch, or guacamole are some to name.
Make ahead and store ideas
Make-ahead. You may make the almond cream cheese stuffing a day prior. And core the jalapenos stored in an airtight container and keep them ready for a day before.
Assemble and bake when needed.
Refrigerate. Use an air-sealed container to use within 2-3 days.
Freeze. To use within 3 months. To thaw the jalapeno poppers without cream cheese, refrigerate overnight and bake at 350°F until they turn warm.
This conveniently merges with any dishes that call for the jalapeno popper as the ingredient. Furthermore, Make dips, casserole, or soups, the best-spiced food for the winter months.
Measuring spoons and cups. Helps to add the ingredients to jalapeno poppers with the right amount.
Baking sheet. One of the most kitchen tools. A good quality that heats up evenly is required.
Melon baller. This is handy for removing the seeds and the white membrane in the jalapeno easily.
Other jalapeno recipes you may like,
- Roasted jalapeno salsa
- Jalapeno pesto
- Peanut butter stuffed jalapenos
- Roasted jalapeno
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Printable recipe card
Jalapeno poppers without cream cheese
For the almond cream cheese
- Place a mixing bowl, add almond flour, almond milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and sea salt.
- Set aside for 10 minutes.
- To a blender jar, add the almond mixture and blend to a smooth pliable in texture. Add milk if needed to dilute. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Cut the jalapenos into two, and remove the seeds and the pith.
- Stuff each half of the jalapeno with the almond cream cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges of the jalapeno becomes soft.
- Serve as finger food snack or enjoy along with a ranch.
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Baking Sheet. Perfect for evenly cooking your jalapeno poppers without cream cheese until golden and crispy.
Paring Knife. Your small but mighty friend for hollowing out jalapenos. It’s perfect for this delicate task.
Measuring spoons give you control and precision when filling your jalapenos with your chosen stuffing.