Sausage Stuffing-Stuffed Jalapeños

By Erika on November 21st, 2013 / / 3 Comments


Sausage Stuffing-Stuffed Jalapeños | The Hopeless Housewife

 Are you fully into the fall mode yet? We are in sunny Arizona so we aren’t getting that really cold weather, we are actually having what we call “fall” which feels like most people’s late spring but there is definitely a crispness in the air and we are starting to feel the holidays coming on. Just because it’s not truly cold doesn’t mean we aren’t getting cozy here BIG TIME. My hubby has been hauling wood from the edge of our property everyday to our fire pit and we have been enjoying the warm fire every night. Our new puppy always assists in the process…it’s become their “thing”. I am finding that they have a lot of “things” all of a sudden. They are two peas in a pod.


Pups loves a good fire.


All this coziness means it’s totally okay to cozy down and eat foods that are heavier than we normally eat, right? Right.

This is my time of year for food. I feel like there is always something in the refrigerator that I could into something amazing, like leftover stuffing. Everyone has leftover stuffing, right?? Grab yourself some jalapeños, sausage and cheese and you’re set for this fun little number. If you don’t have leftover stuffing this recipe is SO easy to make.

The jalapeños are mild without the seeds so don’t worry about your mouth catching fire (unless you are using the spicy sausage– in that case you ought to have a fire extinguisher handy- that stuff can get HOT! Sometimes I mix one sweet and one spicy sausage to cut the spiciness).  Now let’s make some Sausage Stuffing-Stuffed Jalapeños.

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Sausage Stuffing-Stuffed Jalapeños

Sausage Stuffing-Stuffed Jalapeños


  • 3 cups leftover stuffing (or stuffing recipe below- you can add cooked sausage to your leftover stuffing as well)
  • 8 large jalapeños, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 3 cups shredded jack cheese

For the stuffing:

  • 8 cups 1-inch bread cubes, 1/2 white, 1/2 sourdough
  • 2 Italian sausages (spicy or sweet), casings removed- you could also use 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion, diced medium-diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, heated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. If you don't have leftover stuffing, make the stuffing recipe. If you have stuffing, skip down the recipe.
  2. Heat oven to 375º Arrange bread cubes on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and toasty. Remove from the oven and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Keep the oven on.
  3. Heat a medium-sized skillet or sauté pan over over medium heat and cook the sausage until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Using a spatula, work to break up the sausage meat to smaller pieces. Remove from heat and transfer to bowl.
  4. Heat the butter in the same skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and celery. Sauté until celery is tender, about 6 minutes. Add herbs and stir to combine. Add cooked sausage and stir well. Transfer to the mixing bowl with the bread cubes and toss to combine.
  5. Place the same pan back on the stove Add to the bread cubes mixture and combine well. Add the chicken stock to the bread mixture and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Arrange jalapeño halves on a baking sheet and scoop stuffing into each half. Sprinkle cheese over the top of each stuffed jalapeño. Place in oven until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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  • Swati says:

    I was wondering if these could be made ahead of time and either frozen or refrigerated and if frozen how would I reheat?

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