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Closeup of homemade vegan pumpkin jalapeño poppers on a white plate

Vegan Pumpkin Jalapeño Poppers

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Cook Time: 25 min.
  • Total Time: 40 min.
  • Yield: 32 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Side
  • Method: Blend, Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This spicy plant-based appetizer has a Fall twist! These Vegan Pumpkin Jalapeño Poppers are nutritious and they pack a perfect punch!



Pumpkin Cream Cheese: 

  • 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews (Soaked or Boiled )
  • 1/2 Brink Extra Firm Tofu (Broken into Pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Miso Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 15 oz. can Pumpkin Purée

Jalapeño Poppers:

  • 1518 Fresh Jalapeños (Halved Lengthwise and Deseeded)
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumb
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley (Chopped for Optional Garnish)


  1. Soak the raw cashews in water at room temperature overnight or boil the nuts for 15 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  3. Drain the cashews and place them into a blender along with the rest of the cream cheese ingredients. Blend until very smooth, pause and scrape down the sides of the blender container if needed in the process. 
  4. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. We like to cut through the stem to make a natural handle. 
  5. Scoop out the seeds and pith from the jalapeño halves, using a spoon. (Remember to wash your hands immediately after!)
  6. Spoon the pumpkin cream cheese into each jalapeño boat and place the filled peppers onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  7. Top each popper with breadcrumb and bake for 20-25 minutes. Then, carefully remove the parchment paper from the pan and place the poppers under the broiler for another minute or two or until browned. 
  8. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


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