Who can ever resist the temptation of Arby’s jalapeno poppers? Although Arby’s has been known as the fast food chain serving mainly sandwiches, its jalapeno poppers aren’t something you should miss. If you love cheese, this snack is just lit – with a kick of spiciness, truly jalapeno. The fun thing is, you can make this at home too! Storing it for future snacking time sounds like a decent plan either.

Let’s try to remake the Arby’s jalapeno poppers. Below, you’ll see the ingredients to make it and how to make it in detail.

How to Make Arby’s Jalapeno Poppers in the Simplest Manner

Arby’s Jalapeno Poppers

The Arby’s jalapeno poppers aren’t only great for snacks, but they are also great for appetizer. Because of the deep fried nature, this ‘treat’ is often called as the fast food jalapeno poppers which speaks volumes of its characteristics. It is easy and also fast to make. And when you make one, you can expect a spicy, cheesy, and crispy result.

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Dry Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Servings 7
Calories 262 kcal



  • 15 fresh preferably plump jalapeno peppers
  • 8 oz cream cheese that has been left in room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 dash salt
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese. It’s better to shred it
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs. Choose the plain one.



  • Slice the jalapeno peppers. Do it in half lengthwise and don’t forget to remove the seeds.
  • Mix the cheddar and cream cheese in a bowl. The size of the bowl depends on your preference.
  • Make sure that the cream cheese and cheddar are blended well.
  • Fill up the halves of jalapeno pepper with the cream cheese mix. Don’t forget to press the remaining halves back again.
  • Put each of the milk, flour, and breadcrumbs in each separate bowl. Use the shallow one to make it easier.
  • Dip your jalapeno peppers in the milk first and then the flour. Make sure that it coats thoroughly well.
  • Set them on a waxed paper or a foil sheet. Let them be for around 15 minutes so they will dry off completely
  • After 15 minutes, dip those peppers again in milk, and then straight to the breadcrumbs. Let them be again for 15 minutes, top. If you want to add a sense of crunch, dip them again in the milk and coat them thoroughly with the breadcrumbs. Let them dry again. But if you don’t want to, once would be enough.
  • While waiting, use a deep fryer and heat up the oil. The ideal temperature should be 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Deep fry the peppers (which have been breaded thoroughly) for around 3 minutes. Or do it until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove them from the fry pan. Place them on paper towels to drain them completely.
  • Leave it be for a while until they are cool. They are ready to eat now!


Helpful Tips
If you don’t really like jalapenos, there is no need to use one. You can substitute it with green or red peppers, or even the yellow ones. But if you decide to use the jalapenos, they should be plump and big. Only by doing that, you can make a perfect Arby’s jalapeno poppers for your special moments at home.

Well, this Arby’s jalapeno poppers recipe is customizable. You can add chopped sausage or changing the cream cheese with the real cheese, like mozzarella or processed cheese. Whatever your choice is, Arby’s jalapeno poppers are a great choice for cheap party snacking!



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