Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe
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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

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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.
MAKES:30 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed pepper equals 38 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p61

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Everyone asked for recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

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

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"

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