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Bacon Cheese Poppers


  • 16 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Sour cream or ranch salad dressing


  • 1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cheeses, bacon, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon zest and chili powder. Spoon into pepper halves. Dip tops of stuffed peppers into bread crumbs.
  • 3. Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 77 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Jaded76
    May 5, 2013

    If you clean your Jalapenos under cold running water you will avoid the burn of your skin....Absolutely Amazing and very Delicious

  • countrybuttercup
    Feb 7, 2012

    My husband, 6 boys, relatives and myself can't seem to get enough of these jalapenos! The are beyond amazing! It's a little effort to prepare but well worth it. I get the men in the family to do the cutting and seeding of the jalapenos. Enjoy!

  • LiRM35M44119
    Nov 1, 2011

    Bacon is vegetarian????

  • minND
    Aug 18, 2011

    NOT vegetarian. Wrong category

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