Easy Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

6 Meatballs193 cals

Are you guys ready? Today, we do something we’ve never done before. JALAPEÑO POPPER MEATBALLS! These meatballs are delicious, pack the right amount of heat, and are super quick to prep.

In a bowl add 1 pound of your choice meat. I’m using ground chicken today but beef or turkey work just as good! Continue with 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1 large egg, and some chopped fresh or bottled jalapeño slices.

Use your hand to mix everything together then take out another bowl. Add into that one 3/4 cup of some reduced fat cheese, 3 ounces of cream cheese, and some more chopped jalapeños!

Mix that up, it should be pretty thick.

Take out a baking sheet and shape your future jalapeños meatballs into a circle with a large indent in the middle, use your thumb to do this. In that indent add a ball of your cheese mix and gently shape your meat mix around your ball until it’s sealed off.

Basically, it should look like a meatball. Jalapeño popper meatballs at that! Repeat the process until all your meatballs are done. Roll them in some bread crumbs or whatever else you want after shaping them.

Coast your meatballs with some non-stick cooking spray and throw them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-25 minutes. Depending on the size of your balls, they could take more or less time than this. The bigger they are, the longer they’ll take to cook.

I usually pair these jalapeños popper meatballs with some pasta sauce or some salsa if I’m really watching my macros. You could also pair them with other vegetables, quinoa, amaranth, cauliflower rice, zucchini pasta, and so on. Pair them with whatever works for your macros!

Try our delicious Sriracha Meatballs next!

Healthy Jalapeno Popper Meatballs Recipe

Easy Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

Today we take meatballs to a new level with these healthier Jalapeno Popper Meatballs! They are PACKED with flavor, protein, AND cheese!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy jalapeno poppers, jalapeno meatballs, jalapeno poppers
Servings: 6 Meatballs
Calories: 193kcal
Cost: $3.50
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy jalapeno poppers, jalapeno meatballs, jalapeno poppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Meatballs
Calories: 193kcal
Cost: $3.50

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 Pound Ground Beefor Turkey (Lean)
  • ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs28g
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • Sliced JalapeñosChopped

Filling

  • ¾ Cup Cheese84g Reduced Fat (Your choice)
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese90g (I use fat free)
  • Sliced JalapeñosChopped

Instructions

  • Mix all of your meatball ingredients together in one bowl and all of your filling ingredients together in another bowl
  • Shape each ball into a “circle” and press an indent into the center of it
  • Roll up some of your filling mix into a smaller ball and place that into the center of your meatball
  • Shape your meat around your filling until it’s completely sealed off
  • Roll each ball in some Bread Crumbs and coat them with some cooking spray
  • Place them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your balls

Video

Notes

Look for lower sodium alternative to all of your ingredients!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1158
  • Fat: 54g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Sodium: 1304mg
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 134g
 
 
Calories in each meatball (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 217.3mg
  • Carbs: 5.6g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 22.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 22.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Sodium: 217.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.8g

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef or Turkey (Lean)
  • ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs 28g
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • Sliced Jalapeños Chopped

Filling

  • ¾ Cup Cheese 84g Reduced Fat (Your choice)
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese 90g (I use fat free)
  • Sliced Jalapeños Chopped

Instructions

  • Mix all of your meatball ingredients together in one bowl and all of your filling ingredients together in another bowl
  • Shape each ball into a “circle” and press an indent into the center of it
  • Roll up some of your filling mix into a smaller ball and place that into the center of your meatball
  • Shape your meat around your filling until it’s completely sealed off
  • Roll each ball in some Bread Crumbs and coat them with some cooking spray
  • Place them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your balls

Video

Notes

Look for lower sodium alternative to all of your ingredients!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1158
  • Fat: 54g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Sodium: 1304mg
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 134g
 
 
Calories in each meatball (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 217.3mg
  • Carbs: 5.6g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 22.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 22.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Sodium: 217.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.8g

2 Comments

  1. Lisa W. on June 28, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! Loved this and it easy to make.

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