Any recipe whose ingredients list starts out with “rubber gloves” has to be good, right? I got this recipe from a band director I used to work with. His name is Dan, but we call him Pete.
12 jalapeno peppers
1 lb. roll of Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Put on the rubber gloves! Trust me on this.
Wash the peppers and break off the stems. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise. Clean out the seeds and veins with a spoon.
In a medium skillet, brown the sausage until no longer pink, then drain off the grease. Put the sausage back in the skillet.
Cut the brick of cream cheese into chunks and add it to the skillet with the drained sausage.
Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheeses are melted and thoroughly mixed into the sausage.
Spoon the mixture into the peppers. Place them on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. The peppers will shrink some. If your peppers are smallish, you may be able to stuff more than 12. If you’re making these for a crowd, you’ll want to, because they WILL go fast!