These dairy free jalapeno poppers are a delicious and slightly healthier twist on the classic spicy side. This recipe makes a great starter, snack or addition to a larger meal for anyone who loves jalapenos and cheese together!
You will not need a deep fat fryer to create these delicious poppers meaning that this recipe is one that everyone can make! The strips of puff pastry wrapped around the poppers make a great alternative to deep fried versions and allows you to simply make them in the oven.
Fresh whole jalapenos can be challenging to get hold of in the UK so using sweet mini peppers and adding chopped jalapenos from a jar means you are able to enjoy a homemade version of the savoury snack. You are also able to control the level of heat by using your preferred amount of chopped jalapenos from the jar.
If you do not have dietary requirements you can make these using regular pastry and dairy containing cheese. I like to use a mixture of dairy free style cheddar, mozzarella and a spicy one to create my own blend but you could just use one type for ease if preferred.
I have noted that these dairy free jalapeno poppers will serve four people, however, this depends on portion sizes. If these were included in a buffet style grazing board 200g of peppers would make enough for four. I like to serve these alongside my Pulled ‘Pork’ and Corn Riblets recipes.
Remember that gluten free pastry does not seem to brown as well as regular pastry so you may want to leave it in the oven for a little longer than the time stated if necessary.
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