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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

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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.