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Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos Recipe

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. YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 58 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos

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brennemanrs User ID: 918569 224913
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"This is the one recipe that I am told I have to bring to my in-law family Christmas. They LOVE them and they are passionate about them, they are a must have. I have never spent the time to wrap them in bacon and I pre-make them when I have jalapenos in the garden, stuff them, lay a piece of bacon on them and freeze on cookie sheets. Once they are frozen I then pack in freezer bags. I then just bake how ever many is needed without thawing. They taste just a great and I have them all ready to go. This is a MUST have recipe. They even taste great without the bacon for those people that do not eat pork or meat."

MY REVIEW User ID: 825464 215660
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Seriously...I've been making these for years and can't believe I never "reviewed" them. changes. I have impressed MANY people with these. My dad has tried to "improve" them but has not won that attempt. I will say this...I use more cheese than called for AND I don't waste my time wrapping them with bacon. I place a cooling cookie rack on top of a cookie sheet with sides. The peppers fit nicely in those little grooves and this will prevent them from rolling around. I then PLACE a piece of bacon across the top. It's perfectly fine! Who has time to wrap when people are hovering over you begging for them? OH! And yes, I've done them on the grill too. They came out better in the oven because it was just controlled better. The grill cooked them much faster and I started losing the cheese. I like the nice and neat cookie sheet method. ;-) PERFECT!"

partnersincooking User ID: 7714480 140546
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."

jbrough1984 User ID: 6603755 155705
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 163731
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

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

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 156957
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"These are so easy to make and very delicious!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 142345
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!!"

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa User ID: 5352235 63870
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"I have been making these for a few yrs and they are excellent. The cajun spice is awesome THX for recipe!!!"

Miriam79 User ID: 4862909 88785
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"The recipe was really good! As others had mentioned they are not spicy after you cook them. I omitted the Cajun seasoning and added a dry ranch packet to the cream cheese and pre cooked the bacon and mixed that with the cream cheese when I stuffed the jalapeños.

I will definitely make this again."

mleffy User ID: 4597878 207959
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"These are fabulous! I made them for a family get together and everyone loved them. We are going to try them on the grill next."

jayla50 User ID: 2454228 163643
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009


PianoJanie User ID: 62871 207958
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"Our family loves these peppers. Today I cooked the bacon first, crumbled it, and placed a bit in each pepper half before stuffing in the cheese mixture -- then baked as usual. They turned out well. They are a bit healthier this way since much of the grease has been cooked out of the bacon - instead of soaking the peppers in grease as they cook. Plus they were a bit easier to assemble."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.