Southwestern Corn Poppers

Awesome appetizers! Create a winning combo of flavor-packed, spicy little bites.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

3/4
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1
cup frozen shoepeg white or niblets corn, thawed, drained
1
can (4 oz) diced green chiles, drained
1/2
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (2 oz)
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon basil leaves
Dash ground black pepper
1
can Pillsbury™ Place 'n Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the chopped pepper, corn, green chiles, pepper Jack cheese, cream cheese, onions, lime juice, salt, dried basil and pepper; mix well.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 16 mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Remove crescent rounds from can; do not unroll. Using serrated knife, cut roll evenly into 16 rounds; carefully separate rounds. Press each round in bottom and up side of cup. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the corn mixture into each cup (cups will be very full).
  • 3 Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Transfer from pans to serving platter.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup bell pepper and fresh basil. Top each popper with about 1/2 teaspoon pepper mixture.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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