Servings: 30

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 3

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 jalapeño peppers, cut in half, seeded and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. hot sausage roll (I used Jimmy Dean)
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
  3. Place the jalapeño halves on the sheet.In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, kosher salt, and black pepper
  4. Stir to combine.In a large saute pan, heat 2 tbs
  5. of olive oil
  6. Add onions, red pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper
  7. Cook for 3 minutes
  8. Add the hot sausage, making sure to break it apart as it cooks
  9. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.Add the cooked sausage mixture to the bowl with the cream cheese
  10. Stir to combine
  11. With a spoon, scoop the cream cheese mixture into the jalapeño halves
  12. Top the peppers with shredded mozzarella cheese
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  14. Turn the broiler on hi, and broil just until the cheese chars a bit and turns brown
  15. Serve. 

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