Pimento cheese teamed up with jalapeños make for the easiest poppers you’ll ever make! The Red Oak plank adds a smokey touch and will keep the melty cheese from touching your grill grates.

Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


Chef's Tip

Prep these poppers in advance so they are ready to cook when you are!


  1. Preheat the grill to 425°F and soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes. 
  2. Slice the jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, leaving the stem intact if possible. 
  3. Add the pimiento cheese to a piping bag with a star tip for a polished look. You can also use a spoon to fill the jalapeños. 
  4. Pipe a little cheese into each jalapeños half and place them on the plank. 
  5. Set the planks on the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the jalapeños have softened and the cheese has taken on a smoky color.

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

Used in this recipe:

Red Oak Grilling Planks