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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

We make these several times throughout the summer and everyone loves them. With ooey-gooey cheese and salty bacon, these jalapenos are irresistible! —Bruce Hahne, Acworth, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 2x1/2x1/4-inch strips
  • 15 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits


  • 1. Place a cheese strip in each pepper half; sprinkle with bread crumbs and bacon.
  • 2. Grill peppers, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4-6 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 38 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 174038
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"These were a hit for the 4th of July!"

zannainpv User ID: 2344793 174031
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"If you don't want the pepper to be too spicy, then put the halved/seeded peppers in a bowl of ice water - the longer you leave them in the ice, the milder they are."

donna r. knox User ID: 3061256 173574
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Everyone asked for recipe!"

lamastea User ID: 6062968 158905
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Love this recipe. Nice and easy to prepare."

Markosgirlk User ID: 4478957 209876
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I added crumbled hot sausage-a staple in our house with home grown peppers, also will try with cherry hots this year"

Juansmom User ID: 4627977 173573
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"YUM!!! We love poppers! Another variation we love is to pick POBLANO peppers straight from the garden, stuff with cheese curds (if you can find them) or sharp cheddar, and broil til bubbly. For our Independence Day picnic this year, I threw them on the grill and they were awesome! Jalapenos are nice and hot, but poblanos are milder and meatier tasting, like a sharp green bell pepper, but with a slight bite of heat. Really a treat if you can find fresh poblanos!"

KarenI. User ID: 4775381 87957
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I love stuffed jalapenos. I make these using cream cheese that has been blended with garlic powder and a little bit of chopped green onions or chives and then wrapped with bacon and cooked in the oven."

savanna2 User ID: 4801602 92655
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"To answer britt1992 question and others also about the oven temp, it is 350 degrees, middle rack, line flat sheet with foil or parchment paper, bake 10 min for hot, 15 min for med, and 20 min for very mild. It seems that every 5 minutes after the original 10 makes a difference."

cls044 User ID: 2097909 87956
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"Yum, we wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon instead of bacon crumbles and sometimes when the grill isn't going, we stick in the pizza oven....we alternate some with monterey jack, some with mozzarella, and some with pepper jack...."

savanna2 User ID: 4801602 157089
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I also have been making these for years, but use cream cheese instead. A helpful hint to those who prefer them not so hot : the longer they stay in the oven, the milder they get. You can regulate different kinds of hot for those who like it that way. It works."

Whisper04 User ID: 1638439 174634
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009

"My son also makes these and they're delicious but he uses cream cheese to stuff, de-veins and seeds and wraps with whole slices of bacon - YUM!"

BlessedOut User ID: 2693864 105540
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"Oops, I forgot to add a tip for those of us who like the flavor of jalapenos, but prefer not to deal with the intense "heat" of them: I've found that when eating these, the halves without the stem tend to be milder. :)"

BlessedOut User ID: 2693864 113409
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"My wonderful mom-in-law makes a recipe similar to this. She doesn't use breadcrumbs, and instead of bacon bits, she wraps the jalapeno in turkey bacon. That helps to make it even lower in fat. (She cooks hers in the oven though) :)

Any way you make these, though, they're bound to be a hit! I get cravings for these almost every Saturday! :)"

dianajm19 User ID: 1844630 172538
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"try with my own grown peppers"

yrstocks User ID: 4036955 105539
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009


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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.