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Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers Recipe

Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 283 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers

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LadyNouvelleCuisine User ID: 1063907 240361
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Friends and family love this recipe!!"

ONESPIRIT555 User ID: 8598188 236058
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

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

Dianeabby User ID: 8275824 222228
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"excellent and easy"

MarshaBoyer User ID: 8159708 214956
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

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

DeboraLZ User ID: 7556927 17372
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."

maureenfipke User ID: 4988946 36163
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"I have been making this recipes for years and it is a real hit. The only changes I made are do not remove seeds & membrane and use Herb & Garlic spreadable cream cheese. Also make sure the pepper goes completely around may need to use one slice of bacon but it's worth it. You will get great Raves and requests for more please."

JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 36122
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I make these all the time, but usually add some grated cheddar cheese and chives to the cream cheese. We grill instead of put under the broiler. The idea of just 3 ingredients and wrapping a filled jalepeno in bacon is WONDERFULL!!!!!"

sandeekay User ID: 1476177 14314
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Love these....I added Hidden Valley Ranch Dip powder mix to my cream cheese. awesome!!!!"

Kristiana13 User ID: 6105743 17917
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"Tasty, easy just a little greasy but worth the try! I will def make again :)"

casiegirl User ID: 6409978 201855
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"These are also excellent with smoked sausage links. My daughter makes them in the smoker...delicious!!"

debnbrian User ID: 536671 42556
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"My sister-in-law made these for my daughter's graduation open house. They were a hit with our guest."

mac6150 User ID: 6036716 36083
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I made this recipe for a potluck at work and they were gone in no time. Seems to be a favorite with guys. I can see these served doing football gameday on tv."

lizncolo User ID: 5076162 17346
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I add a shrimp and spice the shrimp, with a cajun spice mix, on the cream cheese then wrap in bacon. OMG, can't get enough. This is the first time I have seen a recipe for them, the neighborhood always says to enter them in a contest or submit the recipe, glad someone finally did. We stumbled upon the idea bu trying ot jazz up plain poppers, so why not add bacon and shrimp and kick it up a notch."

schavez User ID: 5141543 14313
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"My family and friends love these! I use my own variation and add shredded cheese in with my cream cheese and I wrap them in maple flavored bacon. So yummy!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 14312
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010 Edited Dec. 30, 2010

"Oh so delicious! Personally, I don't think each half needs 2 tsp cream cheese. I prefer around 1. But do whatever you like!"

jayla50 User ID: 2454228 201854
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"Delicious. Easy and gone quickly."

DiabeticSinglesDotCom User ID: 4302446 12887
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"This was very easy to make and the family just loved it!"

Cookingwarmstheheart User ID: 3893302 18732
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"Throw these on the grill with a few wood chips to give them a smoky flavor. It puts the flavor right over the top. You can't make enough.PersonBig Smile"

czyldy2 User ID: 1716179 45088
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"Where in this receipe does it call for Tony's Chachere's spice"

brinnikk2 User ID: 41407 17333
Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"SOrry. It's the Tony Chachere's More Spioe Blend. But our regular grocery store doesn't carry it. We find it at Academy Sports in their camping section"

brinnikk2 User ID: 41407 14310
Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"DH makes these only he uses onion and chive flavored cream cheese. Then, he'll sprinkle Tony's Casseri(sp?) on top."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.