Luby’s Stuffed Jalapenos

Sometimes a restaurant offers something that is unique and tasty. Luby’s stuffed jalapenos are so good, you won’t be able to stop eating them. Our test kitchen fell in love with these.

cream cheese filled pickled jalapeno peppers on a plate

Do you love jalapeno peppers filled with cream cheese? These are the perfect addition to a meal, a party, or just as a snack. Maybe you aren’t lucky enough to live near Luby’s.

Luby’s is a cafeteria-style restaurant that makes everything scratch and fresh for you. One of their offerings is these delicious stuffed jalapenos.

What Makes Luby’s Stuffed Jalapenos Special

You may wonder what makes these stuffed jalapenos so special and delicious. Using pickled jalapenos from a can makes these stuffed jalapenos amazing.

Pickled jalapenos aren’t too hot. Sometimes when you enjoy fresh jalapenos they can be too hot, but the pickling of this pepper seems to help regulate the heat. Cream cheese also helps to cool the heat.

Another reason is how pimento peppers and green onions really bump up the flavor. Plus they add color to make both a feast for the eyes and the tummy.


This is what you need to make stuffed jalapeno peppers:

  • Pickled jalapeno peppers
  • Cream Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pimento peppers
  • Green onions

That’s it! Only 5 simple ingredients.

Lubys stuffed jalapenos ingredients

How to Make Stuffed Jalapenos

Did I mention that these are quick and easy to prepare? You can make these stuffed peppers in no time. Who doesn’t love it when you can put together a delicious bite together in a few minutes?

  • Mix together softened cream cheese and mayonnaise until fluffy.
  • Stir in pimento peppers and green onions.
  • Fill jalapenos with cream cheese mixture.

I also love that these can be prepared ahead of time and served later. Just keep refrigerated until serving.

These stuffed jalapenos are vegetarian, low carb, and keto-friendly. A great appetizer or snack to serve at a party or bring to a potluck.

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Luby’s Stuffed Jalapenos

Luby’s Stuffed Jalapenos are a perfect appetizer, snack, or dish to bring to a party.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Luby’s Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 172kcal


  • 26 ounces jalapenos pickled in a can
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pimiento peppers minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise


  • Leave cream cheese out of the refrigerator to soften. Once softened, whip cream cheese and add the following; mayonnaise, chives, pimientos. Stir together until smooth and fluffy. Fill jalapenos with cream cheese mixture and enjoy.
  • Cover and store remaining jalapenos in the refrigerator.


You may have to double this recipe – you can’t eat just one!
These would be a nice party buffet fill-in or a side dish for an office luncheon.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 111.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Marci Kimes

    You need to buy Faro brand pickled jalapeños to guarantee they won’t be too hot! Also, a big plus, they are already halved and seeded, all you have to do is drain them and they are ready to use, most others come whole and you have to cut them in half and seed them! I’ve been making these for forty plus years! These can be hard to find, you can order them online! This is the only brand I will ever use, if I can’t find it, I want make them!

  2. Harry

    4 stars
    I was a Luby’s manager and want to point out 1 nissing ingredient. All of these recipes are very similar and good, but they are missing one ingredient that makes the right flavor.

    Anchovy paste.

    It is not fishy, but more umami. We made it in larger quantities, but about 1 tsp I would guess with this size batch.


  3. Bianca

    Thank You, Stephanie! :)))
    I had a feeling they weren’t too hot, but since I’ve only used fresh in the past, I wasn’t sure…

  4. Bianca

    They look delicious! One question for the 2 ladies who made these..are they SUPER HOT? as in eye watering hot lol or just mildly hot and savory? thanks 🙂

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