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Bacon Cheese Poppers Recipe

Bacon Cheese Poppers Recipe

Guests who head straight for a tray of jalapeno poppers will devour this crowd-pleaser just as fast. The blue cheese-flavored filling is wonderful, but it’s the slight crunch from bread crumbs and crumbled bacon that sets them apart from any other version.—Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 16 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Sour cream or ranch salad dressing


  • 1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cheeses, bacon, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon peel and chili powder. Spoon into pepper halves. Dip tops of stuffed peppers into bread crumbs.
  • 3. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 77 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Bacon Cheese Poppers

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Jaded76 User ID: 5274591 185458
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"If you clean your Jalapenos under cold running water you will avoid the burn of your skin....Absolutely Amazing and very Delicious"

countrybuttercup User ID: 1947864 117859
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"My husband, 6 boys, relatives and myself can't seem to get enough of these jalapenos! The are beyond amazing! It's a little effort to prepare but well worth it. I get the men in the family to do the cutting and seeding of the jalapenos. Enjoy!"

LiRM35M44119 User ID: 2971810 185397
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Bacon is vegetarian????"

minND User ID: 5860547 101235
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"NOT vegetarian. Wrong category"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.