Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers Recipe -
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers

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"Quick & easy! Only 3 ingredients required: bacon, a block of Cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers. The men in my family are crazy about these yummy treats. In fact, my husband often eats them as a meal!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Cut Cheddar cheese into 12 slices long enough to fit inside the jalapeno halves. Insert cheese slices into the halves. Wrap the jalapeno halves with the bacon slices, securing with a toothpick, if necessary. Place on a medium baking sheet.
  3. Broil 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is evenly brown.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Just a suggestion I found helped keep the cheese in the pepper. When you cut off the stem end leave enough of the pepper so that you have a solid end. When you cut the pepper in half it looks like a little boat. This keeps the melted cheese from running out.I precook the bacon slightly so that I don't have to turn them and bake them at 400 till the bacon is crisp instead of broiling them. I've been doing this for years and have always had good luck. Joan

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2004

This recipe tasted OK, but was incredibly messy to make. It is hard to wrap slimy bacon around a slippery pepper, and make sure it stays in place. When cooking them, the main problem was keeping them in the broiler long enough to get the bacon to crisp up, without all of the cheese melting and running out. For the second batch, we precooked the bacon about halfway, but this only helped slightly. Overall, I would not recommend this recipe. It was just not worth the mess for the mediocre results.

Nov 21, 2005

The guys really digged these at our last football party. My only suggestion is pre-cook the bacon to at least the soft stage to make sure it is crispy and line the baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.

Oct 24, 2003

These were pretty good. I used pre-cooked bacon and only broiled 2-3 minutes. I also have made them with cream cheese. I mixed shredded sharp cheddar, 4 oz. cream cheese and a few seeds for some heat and broiled for 2-3 minutes. My family liked this better. By using the pre-cooked bacon and only broiling for 3 minutes, my cheese didn't melt all over the pan.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was fantastic and easy to make. I cooked them as long as it said to, AND I never did turn them. Most of the cheese stayed in the poppers, and the bacon was cooked just fine! I added a little water to the bottom of my broiler pan to cut down on any smoke that might occur. We had these for Super Bowl Sunday, and my husband and I had fun making them (AND eating them!) I will never get store bought poppers again! thank you!

Jan 31, 2004

Try pre-cooking the bacon and adding it chopped to the cheese filling.

Apr 10, 2003

This recipe is GREAT!!! I made these for a turkey fry party and they were a bigger hit than the turkey! I took the suggestion of adding some seeds to the cheese, and it worked great. Also, I shredded the cheese in my processor, mixed the seeds in and rolled it into fits in the pepper better. GREAT! Works really good with turkey bacon too.

Aug 14, 2005

This was a very good treat. I cooked them in a cupcake pan (3-4 in each section.) This way the cheese didn't melt out and eaveryone enjoyed them!!


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  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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