Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
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Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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For a delicious appetizer for two, try this spicy recipe. The bacon adds a smokey flavor to the traditional popper.—Bernice Knutson, Danbury, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 teaspoons shredded Colby cheese
  • 4 teaspoons cream cheese, softened

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 160 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  2. Combine cheeses; spread into each pepper half. Wrap a piece of bacon around each pepper half. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp and filling is heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon Jalapeno Poppers in Reminisce Extra May 2009, p52

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Everyone loved these. Disappeared very quickly. Fairly simple to make."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"I added chopped onions and garlic to the mixture. It doesn't matter how many I make, one time it was 4 dozen, they all go!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Can't believe the recipe allows for 2 poppers per person. lol They do disappear fast, so make lots. Our version has jalapeno half, stuffed with cream cheese, a little smokie sausage on top, wrapped with 1/2 piece of bacon, then grill till done. We never have any left. Enjoy! These are awesome anyway you make them."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"oh and secure them with toothpicks"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"i meant to say fill each half with the sausage/cream cheese mixture and put 1/2 slice of bacon around each jalapeno half. sorry :)"

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