Jalapeno Poppers - very average appetizer, which I happen to love

Jalapeno Poppers - very average appetizer, which I happen to love

It’s simple, unassuming and oh so ever easy to make. There’s nothing particularly exceptional about it. But if you love crispy bacon, spicy jalapenos and creamy cream cheese fillings – this may just be for you. This recipe combines such delicious elements in such a simple way!

DifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

 ½ cup cream cheese, at room temp
 ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
 6 jalapenos, halved
 12 slices of bacon (or 6 slices cut in half)
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ¼ tsp onion powder

1

Preheat the oven to 400°.

2

Slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and scoop ou most of the membranes and seeds to control the spiciness level (leave some of these in depending on how spicy you like your food.)

3

Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, onion powder well until thoroughly mixed. Stuff your 12 jalapeno halves with the cheese mixture. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno with bacon and secure it with a toothpick.

4

Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes until the bacon is crisp, cheese is bubbly and jalapenos are softened. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 ½ cup cream cheese, at room temp
 ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
 6 jalapenos, halved
 12 slices of bacon (or 6 slices cut in half)
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ¼ tsp onion powder

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400°.

2

Slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and scoop ou most of the membranes and seeds to control the spiciness level (leave some of these in depending on how spicy you like your food.)

3

Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, onion powder well until thoroughly mixed. Stuff your 12 jalapeno halves with the cheese mixture. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno with bacon and secure it with a toothpick.

4

Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes until the bacon is crisp, cheese is bubbly and jalapenos are softened. Enjoy!

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Make it Gluten-Free: check the label and ensure you get Gluten-Free bacon.

Make it Low Carb/Keto: cheese is high in fat and low in carbs, which makes this dish a great Keto Appetizer.

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