Starting a low-carb diet? Bet you’re wondering what YOU can snack on when the rest of the family is enjoying verboten foods. Well this recipe, if you can call it a recipe, is one solution. It has been THE most popular recipe on my blog and has spun off lots of copy-cat recipes ever since. Ever so simple and truly delicious! This recipe is suitable for Atkins Induction Phase, Keto diets and even Primal Blueprint followers that eat occasional cheese. Takes just minutes to make and bake! This recipe has now garnered well over 30,000,000 fans on Facebook now, blowing my Lebanese Baked Chicken (my former #1 recipe) right out of the water. 🙂
And if you seed the jalapeno, like I did, these were not even all that hot (I don’t like real hot/spicy foods). Leave the seeds in if you like to spice things up! These are delicious and so low-cal/low-carb you could eat the entire batch if you were so inclined! The hubs and I split this batch equally and we both loved these! Now, to be quite honest, I’ve also just melted plain old pepper-jack cheese before, but these really are better for some reason. Maybe the cheese is better; maybe the fresh pepper is just better. All I know is these are much better than just melting jack cheese! 🙂 Some have asked, and if you try to save some and reheat, you better really watch them closely, as they are inclined to burn when reheated.
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1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 medium fresh jalapeno, sliced real thin
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a metal cookie sheet. DO NOT use a silicone/silpat sheet, waxed paper or foil (unless it’s the special non-stick foil) to bake these or they will not cook properly. Using a tablespoon, scoop up 1 T. of cheese and make a small pile on the parchment. Press it slightly flat. Repeat 15 more times. Place a slice of jalapeno on top of each pile. Pop into 350º oven for about 10-12 minutes. These are somewhat chewy if under browned. Brown more for crisper result. For best results, allow them to completely cool and fully firm up before removing from pan with a spatula.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 16, each contains:
25.5 calories, 2.13 g fat, 0.10 g carbs, 0.02 g fiber, 0.08 g NET CARBS, 1.6 g protein, 60 mg sodium