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


Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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19 thoughts on “Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Onion Rings”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 😉

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.


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