Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos Recipe
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Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos Recipe

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Take these cheesy, fiery appetizers straight to the grill so you can add a touch of smoke. We pass them with bowls of guacamole and sour cream. —Wayne Barnes, Montgomery, Alabama
Recommended: Our Best Bacon Recipes
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 24 jalapeno peppers (3 inches)
  • 12 bacon strips, halved
  • Guacamole and sour cream, optional

Directions

In a small bowl, mix cheddar and cream cheese. Cut and discard tops from jalapenos; remove seeds. Fill each with 2 teaspoons cheese mixture. Wrap each with a bacon piece; secure with a toothpick.
Grill, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning frequently. If desired, serve with guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 56 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 24 jalapeno peppers (3 inches)
  • 12 bacon strips, halved
  • Guacamole and sour cream, optional
  1. In a small bowl, mix cheddar and cream cheese. Cut and discard tops from jalapenos; remove seeds. Fill each with 2 teaspoons cheese mixture. Wrap each with a bacon piece; secure with a toothpick.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning frequently. If desired, serve with guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

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