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Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 jalapeno halves equals 160 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.