Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos Recipe
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Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos Recipe

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These peppers are so addictive that if I want any for myself, I either need to make a double batch or hide some. The jalapenos are not that spicy after they are baked (I take out the seeds and white membrane), but have a wonderful flavor. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 8 thick-sliced peppered bacon strips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Cajun seasoning. Stuff about 1-1/2 teaspoons into each pepper half.
  2. Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon until partially cooked but not crisp. Wrap a bacon piece around each pepper; secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on a wire rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Discard toothpicks. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

These are incredibly delicious. When I make these again I will add a little more cream cheese (we did have really large jalapenos though). Absolutely loved them.

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

its hard to go wrong with cheese, jalapeno, & bacon

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

Loved these! Easy to put together. Great flavor, but not too spicy after cooking.

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

These are so easy to make and very delicious!

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

We have been making these spicy little beauties for two years! One thing we do different is coat the bacon in brown sugar just before putting wrapping them. We learned this trick from Another bacon wrapped jalapeños TOH recipe. Sweet and spicy delight!!

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