Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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"These tasty little appies always get gobbled up in no time. Make sure you use a whole bacon strip to wrap the pepper with so doesn't fall apart when cooking and biting into it;)"

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (37.5 g)
  • Calories 77.3
  • Total Fat - 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.8 mg
  • Sodium - 376.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Calcium - 68.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wearing rubber gloves, slice the jalapeño peppers lengthwise keeping the tail attached.

Step 2

Remove and discard the seeds and membranes.

Step 3

Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and salsa sauce.

Step 4

Fill the jalapeño halves with the cheese mixture and put them back together as a whole pepper.

Step 5

Wrap one slice of bacon around each stuffed pepper and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 6

Cook in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes, turning half way through.

Step 7

Allow these to cool about 5 minutes before serving.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When purchasing jalapeño peppers, choose ones that are firm and have a vibrant green color.
  • For the bacon, use a thicker cut so that it doesn't break apart while cooking.

  • Substitute cream cheese with ricotta cheese - Ricotta cheese has a milder flavor than cream cheese, which can help to not overpower the flavors of the jalapeño and cheddar cheese. Additionally, ricotta cheese is lower in fat than cream cheese, making this dish a bit healthier.
  • Substitute bacon with prosciutto - Prosciutto is a much leaner meat than bacon, and provides a slightly different flavor profile. This substitution can help to reduce the fat content of the dish, while still providing a savory flavor.

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Follow the same instructions as above, but double the amount of cheese used in the filling. Additionally, sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the poppers before baking.

Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Bites Cut the jalapeño peppers into bite-sized pieces, then stuff each piece with cream cheese, shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon. Wrap each piece in bacon, and sprinkle with shredded cheese before baking.

Grilled Corn on the Cob: Grilled Corn on the Cob is the perfect side dish to complement the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers. It's a sweet and savory dish that adds a delicious crunch to the meal.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries: Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a great side dish to serve with the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers. They are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional fries, and they pair perfectly with the spicy flavors of the poppers.


Q: How long should I cook the poppers? A: Cook in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes, turning half way through.

Q: What ingredients do I need for poppers?

A: To make poppers, you will need jalapeno peppers, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a toothpick.

3 Reviews


I made some for hubby and I, cutting it down to two servings. Well, I should have made the whole batch, because we couldn't leave them alone until they were gone! They were a little hot for us, because I used larger green jalapenos, but we managed to make them disappear! We will have them again real soon.


review by:
(6 Jan 2021)


Wonderful ! I mixed in some shredded cheddar the 2nd time I made these and used my smoker for 2 hours using cherry wood and finished under the oven broiler to crisp up. They disappeared quickly!Thanks Bea!


review by:
(7 Jul 2017)


These have very good flavor! They would have been perfect except they tend to leak cheese somewhat and the bacon falls off with the first bite. I think maybe skewering them with a toothpick might be helpful in that regard, but not sure. It's worth a try. Thanks for sharing! Reviewed for billboard tag.


review by:
(19 Aug 2014)

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Fun facts:

The jalapeño pepper is native to Mexico and was believed to have been first cultivated by the Aztecs. It is now one of the most popular peppers in the world.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers have become a popular dish in the United States. It was made famous by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who often includes it in his recipes.