Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Nuggets Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Nuggets

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Nuggets

These cheesy jalapeño corn nuggets are little golden bites of heaven! They're gooey, crispy, a little spicy, and perfectly poppable! We recommend doubling (or tripling) up on the recipe, these nuggets tend to fly off the plate and QUICK!

PREP: 20 MIN. | COOK: 15 Min | TOTAL: 35 Min.

SERVES: 8-12


  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Jalapeño, deseeded and finely diced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Schultz’s Gourmet Original Seasoning and Rub
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

How To Make

STEP 1: In a large bowl, combine corn, mozzarella, cream cheese, green onions, jalapeño, Schultz’s Gourmet Original Seasoning & Rub and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornmeal, flour and eggs and stir until corn is thoroughly coated.

STEP 2: Scoop mixture into small balls. Combine panko and Parmesan and season with salt, then roll balls in panko.

STEP 3: In a large pot over medium heat, heat about 1” oil until shimmering. Working in batches, add corn poppers. Cook until golden all over, about 6 minutes total. If desired, serve with additional parmesan and green onions. Serve warm and enjoy! 


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