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Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese Recipe [Dairy-Free, Paleo, Low Carb]

Louise Hendon | October 2
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Craving a spicy creamy snack that won’t knock you out of ketosis? We’ve got you covered. These Keto stuffed jalapeno peppers are the answer to your low-carb snacking prayers. They’re the perfect bite; fresh and spicy jalapeno peppers, stuffed with a creamy cashew cheese sauce and baked until golden brown. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Four Fun Facts about Jalapeno Peppers

  1. Jalapenos originated in Mexico which is still producing hundreds of thousands of jalapeno peppers today.
  2. The name jalapeno comes from a town near one of most fruitful growing areas called Xalapa. The town name can also be spelled Jalapa, which is where the name of the pepper originates.
  3. Jalapenos may seem very spicy to some, but they are only a mild to moderate pepper on the Scoville scale that measures spiciness!
  4. For the mildest jalapenos, chose peppers that are fully green without any white lines or marks. Those marks are a sign of maturity and the more mature a pepper, the spicier it is. Red jalapenos are the most mature and they are the hottest jalapenos. They are even a key ingredient in some brands of siracha hot sauce!

Keto-fying a Game-Day Favorite

Stuffed jalapenos are a game-day hit at any tailgate or viewing party, but they take a little bit of creativity to be Keto-friendly. Our jalapenos are dairy-free, made with cauliflower and cashew cheese. Cashew cheese is made from cashews that have been soaked overnight. By soaking the nuts, they are able to soften and when they’re blended, they create a lovely creamy “cheese” with a texture similar to ricotta. In this recipe, cauliflower is added to up the creaminess even more, going from ricotta to luscious cheese sauce.

More Satisfying Low-Carb Snacks

The more the merrier when it comes to appetizers and party snacks. Invite your friends and have a Keto snack feast.

  • Keto Chicken Jalapeno Poppers – Crazy for peppers? Why stop with only one type of jalapeno popper when you can have two!
  • Keto Pepperoni Meatballs – You’ve never had meatballs like this before! Pepperoni is the perfect ingredient to spice up ordinary meatballs. Everyone will be asking for your recipe.
  • Keto Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus –The only way to improve on asparagus is to wrap it in crisp and salty bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon?
  • Keto Coconut Shrimp – If you have any seafood lovers, this is the perfect appetizer for them. It’s packed with so much coconut flavor, they’ll never believe it’s low-carb.
  • Keto Zucchini Fritters – Don’t forget the vegetarians! These veggie-packed fritters are anything but bland with green onions, garlic, and tons of herbs and spices.

Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese Recipe #keto

Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese Recipe #keto

Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese Recipe [Dairy-Free, Paleo, Low Carb]

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


The perfect appetizer just got a Keto makeover.


  • 6 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half and insides removed
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup (2.6 oz or 73 g) raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Blend the cauliflower florets.  Squeeze out excess water.
  4. Drained the cashews and add to the cauliflower in the blender.  Also add in the olive oil and blend form a thick sauce.
  5. Spoon onto the jalapeño halves and place on lined baking tray.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for around 30 minutes until slightly browned on top.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 4 g


  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.