Jalapeño Poppers With Almond Milk Ricotta Cheese


Jalapeño poppers are one of my favorite appetizers — for me, the more heat, the better. I recently discovered Kite Hill almond cheese, and it really is a game changer. Although it is a little bit pricey, it is made with solely almond milk, and it tastes SO DAMN GOOD. Way better than soy cheese or processed Daya cheese. I highly recommend it, and it works great with this recipe. Add a little drizzle of olive oil and paprika, and you've got a dairy-free appetizer that is loaded with flavor.

Ingredients (makes 6, serves 2-3)

  • 3 medium jalapeños
  • 4-6 tablespoons Kite Hill almond milk ricotta cheese (or if you prefer, the real deal)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash of black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise, and lay flat on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet. Scoop out the inside of the jalapeño so you can spoon the ricotta inside. 

2. Add a little less than a tablespoon to each jalapeño, or until each is filled up. Drizzle jalapeños with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes.

3. When jalapeños are finished, sprinkle with paprika and pepper. Serve warm.