Kielbasa Jalapeno Popper Bites – The Cookie Rookie®


Buckle up for one tasty appetizer. Allow me to introduce these Kielbasa Jalapeno Popper Bites! Crescent dough encases a cream cheese, sausage and pepper filling – so easy and so addictive!

dipping kielbasa jalapeno popper bite in honey mustard

Jalapeno Popper Bites with Kielbasa Sausage

Only 5 ingredients are needed to make these flavor bursting Jalapeno Popper Bites. The combo of kielbasa sausage, cream cheese and spicy jalapenos is a match made in flavor heaven. These yummy bites are made for game day!

Looking for more appetizer ideas? Why not also try my Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe and my Baked Chicken Wings Recipe!

Why you’ll love this Kielbasa Jalapeno Popper Bites recipe:

  • A delicious filling: Cream cheese, sausage and pepper in one bite – so good!
  • Easy to make: With only a handful of ingredients, these come together so easily.
  • Perfect for parties: These beauties are so satisfying, plus they look as good as they taste.
kielbasa jalapeno popper bites with honey mustard
jalapeno popper bites with honey mustard

How to make Jalapeno Popper Kielbasa Bites

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Using a cookie cutter, cut out your rounds of dough. Brush with a beaten egg. Lay the rounds of dough out.
  2. Layer your filling ingredients onto the dough round and top with another dough round. Press around the edges.
  3. Bake for 12-14 mins, or until golden.
  4. Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy!
platter with kielbasa jalapeno popper bites
platter with kielbasa jalapeno popper bites

What to serve with these Jalapeno Popper Bites

These golden bites play well with all kinds of dips! Honey mustard is great, as is something creamier like ranch dressing. Or double down on the heat with hot sauce!

Are these Jalapeno Popper Bites spicy?

Not massively spicy but they do have a little kick from the jalapeno. If you want to mitigate the heat, you can deseed and remove the ribs from the jalapeno slices.

Storage

Jalapeno Popper Bites freeze well. Cook fully, then freeze. You can also store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days. Reheat at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until warmed through

platter with kielbasa jalapeno popper bites
dipping kielbasa jalapeno popper bite in honey mustard

Tips!

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Ideally go for fresh jalapenos, but in a pinch you can use jarred/pickled jalapenos. If using jarred make sure they dried off.
  • Cut the dough into rounds ½” larger than the circumference of the sausage.
  • For extra cheesiness add in some shredded cheddar.
  • You can use full fat or reduced fat cream cheese. Make sure the cream cheese is softened before adding.
up close jalapeno popper kielbasa bite

These hearty appetizers really do hit the spot, whether for game day, movie night or holiday parties – give them a try – so easy and so yummy!

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