Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min.
- 24 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a large saucepan, boil peppers in water for 5-10 minutes (the longer you boil the peppers, the milder they become). Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls into each jalapeno; sprinkle with bacon.
- Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 3-5 minutes or until filling is warmed.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts3 each: 141 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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Aug 9, 2019
Great tip on boiling to remove some of the heat!!! My garden jalapeños are painfully hot this year. I boiled the halves for 5 mins and they’re perfect, still some heat but not painful. Yummy recipe!!!!
Dec 28, 2017
I made these for a Christmas Eve party. Did the recipe exact. I wanted them hot when everyone got there so I stuffed the peppers the night before and then cooked them when the party started. They were wonderful.
Sep 15, 2017
Too plain as written since I omitted the bacon. I added salt, garlic and onion powder. Also, I DID NOT BOIL MY PEPPERS which helps the pepper stay firmer (not mushy) in the oven. A firmer pepper not only taste better but also holds in the cheese mix better.Tip:Buy larger peppers so its easier to stuff.Make sure you allow your cheeses to come to room temperature before attempting this recipe to save yourself some aggravation.
Jul 7, 2017
I topped them with Planko bread crumps, then a quick spray of oil. This adds a nice crunch.
Dec 25, 2015
I only boiled them for about 3 minutes -- I wanted them to still have that jalapeno bite. I chopped some jalapenos (in a jar) and added this to the cream cheese mixture. Got the spice back into them. Next time, I'll try this without boiling them at all. Easy recipe.
Aug 13, 2015
Tasty recipe, but I don't recommend boiling them. It isn't needed. I used very hot peppers: I tasted one raw, and it set my mouth on fire, and I have a very high tolerance for spicy. Simply baking them reduced the heat to a very tolerable level. Boiling would ruin them, by removing all bite, and making them mushy, IMO. The recommendation to wear gloves is spot on, though. I didn't, and even after a thorough hand washing, I touched my face and it burned for about an hour.
Feb 21, 2015
Cooked peppers less than 5 min. Were very mild. Like them very much.
Feb 5, 2015
I thought the peppers were too mushy and weren't hot at all. Why even use jalapenos if you take all the flavor out of them, use a green pepper if that's what you want. I may try again without boiling first and see if it keeps the peppers firmer and tastier.
Feb 2, 2015
This is my new favorite jalapeno popper recipe. I love how boiling the jalapenos for just a few minutes really tones down the heat. I have tried charring them in the past but this works best for me. Thanks for posting this recipe.
Feb 2, 2015
Tried these for Super Bowl VERY GOOD!! I doubled the recipe and did a bag of the little sweet peppers for those who don't like Jalape?os. They were great!