Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 pound fresh jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- Sour cream, onion dip or ranch salad dressing
- In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, bacon and seasonings; mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoonfuls into each pepper half. Roll in bread crumbs.
- Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 15 minutes for spicy flavor, 25 minutes for medium and 35 minutes for mild. Serve with sour cream, dip or dressing.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts3 each: 273 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
Jun 19, 2018
Does the tongue-biting heat cook out? They look and sound so good, but I can't take the heat!! Suppose I could use the mini bell peppers instead?
May 20, 2017
my husband was given a bacon wrapped jalapen? pepper popper a couple of years ago while [email protected] California beach resort. he adored it&was ever grateful for the campers' gesture of sharing. well he's now the camping sharer and looks forward to making these while we camp. THIS RECIPE is going to be a God send as much easier and betcha tastier as well. He'll make them today for cocktails in the afternoon- thank you Lisa Byingron, so very much appreciate this.
Dec 29, 2016
I have been making these for parties for a long time and they are always the first things gone. I make them just as written and they are the the best.
Nov 20, 2016
Been making this since it first appeared. So good! The filling is also pretty tasty on its own. I've made it to serve with crackers.
Apr 9, 2016
I had to (begrudgingly) leave out the bacon as well, but they turned out great and everyone loved them. I followed the advice in other comments to pack them close together and none of them tipped over or rolled out. Baked them for half an hour and there was still a nice kick to them.
Aug 15, 2015
My family wants them every get together. My husband loves them with ground turkey and rice.
May 24, 2015
I make something similar to these. I can't stress rolling them in bread crumbs before putting them in the oven. It keeps all the ooey-gooey filling in. I have also wrapped each of my poppers in bacon vs. adding it to the recipe for that bacon pop. These freeze well if made ahead of time.
Feb 26, 2015
We enjoyed these very much. My daughter made them and found the recipe to be very easy. She omitted the bacon (she's not a fan of it) but they were still quite tasty! The only problem she ran into was that some of the peppers rolled over on the sheet and the contents ran out. I think as long as we keep the peppers close together next time they will all stay up. Thanks for this keeper!
Dec 26, 2013
Very yummy! Took them to a party and received many compliments and requests for the recipe.
Nov 30, 2013
These are always requested for every gathering I go to. I make without bread crumbs.
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