Southwestern Spinach Dip Stuffed Jalapenos

Serves 8 | Finish in 40 minutes
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Jalapeno halves are stuffed with a creamy southwestern style spinach dip. Stuffed jalapenos are topped with cheese and panko bread crumbs then baked until bubbly, brown, and panko topping is crunchy!

Ingredients

1 bunch fresh spinach, thinly sliced
5 scallions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1 jalapeno, discard seeds and mince
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Cilantro
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
4 oz. cream cheese
½ cup Litehouse® Southwest Jalapeno Ranch Dip
15 whole jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed and discarded
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Add olive oil, spinach, scallions, bell pepper, corn, minced jalapeno, Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Cook stirring often until spinach and bell pepper are softened.
In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese and Litehouse® Jalapeno Ranch Dip until smooth.
Add the spinach mixture and stir to combine.
Place jalapeno halves on a baking sheet cut side up.
Fill each jalapeno with creamy spinach mixture.
Sprinkle  the cheese over each filled jalapeno.
Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs on top of  the cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes if you prefer a little crunch left in the jalapeno, or 20 minutes for a softer jalapeno.


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