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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

We make these several times throughout the summer and everyone loves them. With ooey-gooey cheese and salty bacon, these jalapenos are irresistible! —Bruce Hahne, Acworth, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 2x1/2x1/4-inch strips
  • 15 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits


  • Place a cheese strip in each pepper half; sprinkle with bread crumbs and bacon.
  • Grill peppers, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4-6 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 38 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 22, 2017

    Quick stuffed jalapeno. I was looking for a way to use my bumper crop of jalapenos and this easy snack was a good find.

  • angieact1
    Jul 5, 2014

    These were a hit for the 4th of July!

  • zannainpv
    Apr 28, 2012

    If you don't want the pepper to be too spicy, then put the halved/seeded peppers in a bowl of ice water - the longer you leave them in the ice, the milder they are.

  • donna r. knox
    Jan 22, 2012

    Everyone asked for recipe!

  • lamastea
    Aug 22, 2011

    Love this recipe. Nice and easy to prepare.

  • Markosgirlk
    Jun 25, 2011

    I added crumbled hot sausage-a staple in our house with home grown peppers, also will try with cherry hots this year

  • Juansmom
    Jul 15, 2010

    YUM!!! We love poppers! Another variation we love is to pick POBLANO peppers straight from the garden, stuff with cheese curds (if you can find them) or sharp cheddar, and broil til bubbly. For our Independence Day picnic this year, I threw them on the grill and they were awesome! Jalapenos are nice and hot, but poblanos are milder and meatier tasting, like a sharp green bell pepper, but with a slight bite of heat. Really a treat if you can find fresh poblanos!

  • KarenI.
    Jul 14, 2010

    I love stuffed jalapenos. I make these using cream cheese that has been blended with garlic powder and a little bit of chopped green onions or chives and then wrapped with bacon and cooked in the oven.

  • savanna2
    Jul 14, 2010

    To answer britt1992 question and others also about the oven temp, it is 350 degrees, middle rack, line flat sheet with foil or parchment paper, bake 10 min for hot, 15 min for med, and 20 min for very mild. It seems that every 5 minutes after the original 10 makes a difference.

  • cls044
    Jul 14, 2010

    Yum, we wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon instead of bacon crumbles and sometimes when the grill isn't going, we stick in the pizza oven....we alternate some with monterey jack, some with mozzarella, and some with pepper jack....