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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Onion Rings

This post is sponsored by Vidalia Onions. However all opinions are my own. #OnlyVidalia

Filled with spicy cheesy goodness these jalapeño popper stuffed onion rings take onion rings to a whole new level! This appetizer will have everyone licking their fingers.

jalapeño popper stuffed onion rings

Not all onions are created equal. Vidalia onions’ sweet and unique taste is like no other and that is why I am so excited to start cooking with Vidalia onions now that they are in season. Did you know that Vidalia onions are the first sweet onions and they are only harvested by grower artisans in Georgia, no where else? Not only that but Vialia onions are only available from April to August and that is why I am already planning all sorts of delicious recipes this Vidalia season!

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

The first recipe I made, just as soon as I received my box of Vidalia onions, is a new creation which I had never made before. After seeing the idea of making stuffed onion rings I decided to stuff them with my jalapeño popper dip recipe and make jalapeño popper stuffed onion rings. These came out amazing and they got devoured in no time. I made some without the jalapeños for the kids and they loved them too. What’s not to love; from the crunchy outer layer to the the gooey, cheese and spicy filling complimented perfectly with the crunchy and sweet taste of the Visalia onion!

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

Jalapeño Popper and Chorizo Stuffed Onion Rings Recipe


  • 3 Vidalia onions
  • 1 package of light cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 red chorizos, crumbled
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of panko bread crumbs
  • oil for frying
  • cilantro for garnish

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

Instructions for jalapeño popper stuffed onion rings.

  Cut the Vidalia onions into thick slices. Separate into rings.

  Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and chorizo. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  Place the onion rings in a metal tray lined with waxed paper.

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

  Fill each onion ring with the chorizo and cheese mixture.

 Place one or two jalapeño slices into the cheese mixture.

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

 Place onion rings filled with jalapeño popper mix into the freezer for two hours until frozen solid.

Place flour, panko bread crumbs and beaten eggs in three separate bowls.

Dip frozen rings in flour, egg dip and panko crumbs.

Deep fry at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes or until golden.

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

  Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain.

  Serve hot and top with cilantro.

Jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

You can get Vidalia onions in your local grocery store starting on April 12. Share what your favorite Vidalia recipes are and find more great ideas on how to use Vidalia onions everyday by using the the #OnlyVidalia on social media. You can visit vidaliaonion.com for more information and delicious recipes! 

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Onion Rings


About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Alli Smith

    I grew up near Vidalia, GA and I’ve been eating Vidalia onions as long as I can remember. I’m such a fan of jalapeno poppers and onion rings. I’ve never thought to mix the two and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m drooling over here!
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  2. candy

    Oh man now this I have to try. This is totally new for me. We loved stuffed jalapeños and love onion rings. Putting the two together in this combination is wonderful. Can’t wait to see what hubby thinks.
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  3. Christy Maurer

    Talk about the best of both worlds! Onion rings AND jalapeno poppers together sound divine! Such cheesy goodness. I’m going to have to try these.
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  4. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    Onion rings made with Vidalias are so tasty! This onion ring recipe sounds like it’s very flavorful, I haven’t seen anyone make these before.
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  5. Katie Kinsley

    Oh my gosh, I’m saving this recipe right now. I love jalapeno popper flavored anything and these looks divine!
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  6. Jeanette

    Oh my gosh you think this might be heaven on a plate. My husband and his close friend both Love these things mixed together. I will have to make it the next game day.
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  7. Doria

    Oh wow! First of all I know these would be a huge hit in my house, also I can’t believe you made them yourself! I’m going to have to try now 😉
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  8. Sarah Bailey

    Oh now I know some people who would absolutely love this! I am going to have to share the recipe with them (and perhaps I can try one myself too).
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  9. Pam

    This sounds RIDICULOUS in the best way possible. I am going to have to make these as soon as possible.

  10. David Elliott

    This looks absolutely amazing. I know it means that I am blending so many of the things I love. Jalapeno cheese poppers and onion rings all in one bite. Mmmmm.
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  11. Teresa

    Those looks so delicious and crispy and crunchy and so pretty! what a great idea and a total change from the normal which ca be a bit boring, eh?

  12. Jaime Nicole

    WOW my kids would be all over that! Love the combination of an onion ring and a jalepeno popper!
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  13. Chasity L Boatman

    My husband would love these! He loves anything spicy.

  14. Rebecca Swenor

    I have to admit that I don’t like the taste of the jalapeno peppers but I do eat things that have them or pick them off. This recipe for jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings are something I am going to have to make for sure they sound good and my other family members love jalapeno peppers. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. ricci

    Jalapeño Poppers and Onion Rings mixed together?? This is genius!!

  16. Catvills

    My husband was just asking me if we could have something spicy for dinner. He says the capsaicin in the peppers helps with relieving his back pain, sometimes better than popping a pill. I’m making these jalapeno popper stuffed onion rings

  17. Annemarie LeBlanc

    This would be a really tasty side dish. We love the spicy kick of jalapeno peppers and this recipe of stuffed onions with the peppers is definitely going to be a winner in my house.

  18. Farrah Less

    I love the presentation and the ingredients are so easy to find in my kitchen. I will definitely add this on my list of appetizer for our next family gathering.

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