Jalapeño Poppers Wrapped in Prosciutto

Discover the perfect blend of heat and richness in Jalapeño Poppers Wrapped in Prosciutto. Halved jalapeños stuffed with a creamy mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, and chives, then wrapped in delectable prosciutto slices. The poppers are then topped with a crunchy panko topping infused with smoked paprika. Accompanied by a tangy dipping sauce featuring sour cream, mayo, garlic, parsley, and lemon zest, these poppers are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that combines spicy, salty, and creamy flavours.


Cooking Methods

  • Baking



Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes


For the Filling:

  • 6 jalapeños, deseeded and halved lengthwise
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) cream cheese
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) mozzarella, grated
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Parmesan, grated
  • 20 chives, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ml lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Panko Topping:

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) butter, melted
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) panko crumbs
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To Finish:

  • 70 g Food Lover’s Market Prosciutto Crudo, halved

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) sour cream
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) mayonnaise
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 ml parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 ml lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚ C and prepare an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. For the Filling:

    1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, chives, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix well.
    2. For the Panko Topping:

      1. In a small pot, melt the butter. Add the panko crumbs, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
      2. To Finish:

        1. Fill each jalapeño half with the cream cheese filling and sprinkle with the panko topping. Wrap each half with the prosciutto and place on the prepared oven tray.
        2. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
        3. For the Dipping Sauce:

          1. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, honey, garlic, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
          2. Mix well and enjoy alongside the crispy poppers!