Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers Recipe
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Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers Recipe

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These appetizers are so easy to make and they taste so good. I have to warn you that eating them is habit-forming!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 10 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 bacon strips, halved

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 283 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds, stems and center membrane. Stuff each half with about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick.
  2. Place on a broiler rack that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers in Country February/March 1997, p51

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Friends and family love this recipe!!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Had these at a Halloween party last night and they were awesome!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"excellent and easy"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Substituted precooked bacon to make them less greasy. Reduced baking time to 10 minutes."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014 Edited Nov. 11, 2015

"These are so simple to prepare and delicious! I took the cream ycheese right from the fridge and cut it across the width and then cut it in half again. The cream cheese was easy to handle and the pieces fit right into the jalapenos."

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