When it comes to cheesy, spicy, crowd-pleasing, freezer-friendly appetizers, it doesn’t get more perfect than this Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Baguette.
Y’all, this is bread stuffed with cheese and bacon and jalapeños and more cheese. It’s the ultimate in mouthwatering appetizers. Okay, fine, full disclosure: I might have baked up a section of this stuff for myself for lunch the other day. But to be far, I needed to get some photos of it, and then I couldn’t just not eat it.
If you watch many of those addictive food videos on Facebook, you’ve likely seen a few that feature stuffed bread-related recipes. A lot of those involve carving out the top of a loaf, though, like a boat, and I couldn’t picture that method being conducive to appetizer- or snack-size portions. So instead I hollowed out the center of a baguette, stuffed it with a jalapeño popper-inspired filling, and cut it into party ready rounds. I took this Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Baguette to two different get-togethers in the last month and it was a hit both times.
Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Baguette
1 French baguette
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup crumbled bacon
2-4 tbs diced jarred jalapeños (see notes below)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbs butter, melted
2 cloves of garlic, diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the ends of the baguette, and then cut it into four equal-size sections. Using a bread knife, cut the bread out of the middle of each section, leaving a hollow tube (reserve the removed bread for making breadcrumbs).
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, bacon, jalapeños, salt, and pepper. Using a spatula or a mixer to incorporate ingredients together. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the baguette tubes, making sure each section is full (this is easiest using an offset spatula). You may have a little filling left over, but it shouldn’t be much.
Combine, in a small bowl, melted butter and garlic. Brush garlic butter over the outside of each baguette. Using the bread knife again, cut the bread sections into half-inch rounds. Lay them on a sprayed baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bread is golden and slightly crispy. Allow baguette rounds to cool for a few minutes on baking sheet before using a spatula to remove.
Tools I Used
- Adjust amount of jalapeños based on spice preference.
- This is a great recipe to freeze: after stuffing baguettes, wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil, and freeze. To bake, just thaw overnight in the fridge and follow instructions above beginning with the garlic butter.
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Stuffed wit cheddar and mozzarella, I am in food heaven! I could eat this for breakfast too . I like the addition of crumbled bacon too, it must be giving a lovely texture and deep addictive flavors. 🙂
Between the melted cheese and the bacon, it’s amazing! I like your breakfast idea.
Oh! This looks like my kind of app or snack! Yummy!
Or lunch. I won’t tell!
This is such a great idea! Perfect for a party or family gathering!
I agree! So crowd-pleasing, and so fun.
Why haven’t I thought of this! Its such a great, tasty idea! Pinned it!
Thank you, Michele! It’s delicious!
Monica | Nourish & Fête says
This is so clever and delicious- I could definitely eat this for lunch, too! So perfect for game day, also.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
I don’t think you’d have a crumb left on the serving plate once you put that baguette out. WOW! I love the flavors that you have going on there.
Lois. O says
Such a cleaver idea! I have never had a stuffed baguette before, but this is giving me so many ideas… Thanks for sharing!
The ideas are endless! I have another stuffed baguette recipe to share, plus about a billion ideas in my head.
Jessica (Swanky Recipes) says
I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of a new appetizer to serve for our holiday party this year. I’m so glad I can across this recipe on Pinterest. These flavors sound amazing and it’s making me hungry as we speak!
Thank you, Jessica! If you tried it, I’d love to know what you thought!
These would be SO perfect for all of the holiday parties we’ve been to lately. Such a great idea for guests!
What a great idea! I love how easy this appetizer is. And obviously, delicious. Great for parties!
Thanks, Elise! Hollowing and stuffing the bread takes a little time, but it isn’t difficult. And it’s totally worth it!
Bread + cheese + more cheese + bacon + jalapenos. Does it get any better than this? No, I’m pretty sure it does not!
Oh my gosh, I would devour these in a heartbeat. I have to try these ASAP!
It was by far the biggest hit of all the party food I prepared. And for good reason!
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
I love how different this technique is for making a stuffed bread. I am sure it would be a big hit at a party!
It took a little more time than I’m sure other stuffed bread recipes do, but it was SO worth it in my opinion!
Renee Gardner says
What an interesting take on a jalapeno popper. I kind of want to throw another Christmas party, just so I can serve this!
Thank you, Renee! It’s a also a great game day recipe… 😉