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Southwestern Corn Poppers

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Southwestern Corn Poppers
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 16
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Awesome appetizers! Create a winning combo of flavor-packed, spicy little bites.
Updated Sep 25, 2015
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Sindee Morgan
Windsor, California

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 (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rounds (8 Count)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 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

100 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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