Cajun Crab Poppers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


16 poppers

Updated: Mar. 23, 2023
My brother moved to New Orleans, and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno poppers remind me of my time there. They are stuffed with crab, Cajun seasonings and bacon. —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California
Cajun Crab Poppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 jalapeno peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, beat the first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in shredded cheese, crab and bacon.
  2. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Spoon filling into pepper halves. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional parsley.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 popper: 88 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.