Apps & Snacks

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Posted: October 27

Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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A tavern classic and perpetual party favorite, Bacon Jalapeño Poppers taste like fireworks going off! Spicy jalapeños bring a crackling heat and wonderful crunch while the smooth, cool cream cheese filling creates a delectable balance! With the salty fattiness of bacon wrapped around each one, you'll find every excuse to keep popping these into your mouth! You can literally taste the excitement!


8 jalapeño peppers
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 green onion, minced
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
16 bacon slices


Step 1

Preheat the grill to medium-high or preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Cut the stem off of each jalapeño. Then cut them in half lengthwise.

Step 3

Using a small spoon or melon baller, scrape out the seeds and membranes of each jalapeño. This significantly reduces the spiciness of each pepper.

Step 4

Combine the cream cheese, green onion, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese in a small mixing bowl. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the jalapeño halves.

Step 5

Wrap a piece of bacon around each jalapeño half. Secure the bacon with toothpicks.

Step 6

Refrigerate the jalapeño poppers for at least an hour. This helps to prevent the cheese from melting out when you are grilling or baking them.

Step 7

To grill the poppers, begin by greasing the grill. Then place them on the grill, cut side down, and cook just until the bacon begins to crisp (about 6 minutes).

Step 8

Gently loosen the bacon from the grill and flip the jalapeños over. Reduce the heat to medium-low heat and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and the cheese is melted.

Step 9

To bake the poppers in the oven, place them cut side up on a baking sheet that's been lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 10

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the bacon is crisp.

Step 11

Serve hot!

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