Summer Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Klement’s Sausage Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

About eight years ago, my husband started a family tradition of making and enjoying jalapeño poppers, his favorite appetizer.   Eight years ago, we were at a cookout in the Quad Cities, at a home that belonged to a friend of a friend, when the homeowner’s mom started making jalapeño poppers on the grill.  Greg went over to try one, and he was instantly hooked.  

Nowadays, he makes them at least a few times a summer, usually when we have guests over for cookouts.  I have not always been a huge fan of spicy foods, but I love a good jalapeño popper myself. 

I thought it would be fun to incorporate Klement’s summer sausage, a midwest favorite, into  some Jalapeño Poppers to switch things up a bit, and to give the poppers some depth.  

Klement’s Sausage Company  makes artisan sausages that contain European-style flavors.  Klement’s Sausage Company is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was founded in 1956 by three brothers.

Klement’s Sausage Company  produces many old-world sausage products that are just delightful, including: Polish Sausage, Italian Sausage, Bratwurst, Summer Sausage and Snack Sticks.

September 23rd is #Nationalsnackstickday.  To learn more about the snack sticks that are offered by Klement’s Sausage Company,  find them on their social media handles.  They’re on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.  

I used Klement’s Sausage Comapny’s Garlic Summer Sausage in this jalapeño popper recipe.  

Summer Sausage Jalapeño Poppers  ( Yield’s 20 Poppers) 

Ingredients 

10 jalapeño peppers- cut into halves and seeded

1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese

6 ounces of Klement Sausage Company Garlic Summer Sausage- cut into slices

You will also need 20 toothpicks

Method:  Cut each jalapeño pepper in half and scoop out the seeds.   Cut 1/4 slices of cream cheese from the block and place one slice into each jalapeño pepper.  Cut your desired cut of summer sausage and place it on top of the cream cheese.  Secure each popper with a toothpick.   Preheat your grill to 400 degrees f, turn 1/2 of your burners down to low, and place a grill pan- lined with foil or parchment paper on the side of your grill that is low.  Cook for 20 minutes, rotating the poppers 1/2 way through.   Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes before serving. 

These were just wonderful,  I really enjoyed the switch up of the summer sausage, the flavors were spot-on!   I might have to incorporate these summer sausage poppers into a family tradition, especially when we take our yearly trip to Wisconsin during the 4th of July.

To learn more about Klement’s Sausage Company. visit their website, and check them out on social media too!  Remember, that September 23rd is #nationalsnackstickday and they will have lots of fun ideas on social media!

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10 Comments

  1. I’m all about the snacks and this sounds yummy. I think my family would love to make them. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. These would make great apps for football season. It’s also nice to have easy to enjoy snacks while you watch the game.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    This looks really good especially since I love Spicy food! I love the idea of adding a twist because it’s perfect especially when you have guests over.

  4. Those poppers do sound delicious. I know my family would love snacking on them. What an awesome way to use that sausage!

  5. Nicole Etolen

    This post really makes me hungry! I love the color, looks perfect for me!

  6. Rose Pingol

    This is perfect for appetizer. I am throwing a party this weekend, will add this on my menu!

  7. Nikki Wayne

    I love this poppers! I will make this for my hubby and we will have some beer.

  8. Sounds like a wonderful family tradition in your family. We have never done jalapeno poppers at home before, but the recipe looks so easy to do and that sausage would be a great add-on as well.

  9. Courtneylynne

    Omg can we say yum?!?! Im Def going to be giving your popper reci out!

  10. We love jalapeno poppers and these look delicious. I am going to have to give them a try for football get togethers for sure.

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