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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers



– 12 jalapeños, halved lengthwise, seeds and veins removed – 1 recipe Pimento Cheese, from Pimento Cheese Hot Dogs California Yogurty Ranch Dressing, for serving (optional) :Cheddar Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Jalapeño, Spicy, Ranch Dressing, Cream Cheese, Buttermilk, Yogurt
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Prep time: 25 minutes, plus time to prep Pimento Cheese and California Yogurty Ranch Dressing, if using

Cook time: 12 minutes

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and another about 4 inches from the broiler heating element. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Fill jalapeño halves with Pimento Cheese, arranging filled jalapeños on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake on the middle rack until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Turn on the broiler, transfer the baking sheet to the upper rack, and broil until browned on top, 1 to 2 minutes.

Serve with California Yogurty Ranch Dressing, if using.

Serves 4 to 8

Recipe/Photo credit: Jill Hough for the California Milk Advisory Board