Looking to add a little spice to your next party? Look no further than these Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon!
A creamy cheese blend is stuffed inside each jalapeño pepper, providing a cool contrast to the heat of the pepper.
With a soft crunch and a touch of spice, these poppers are sure to be a hit at any gathering. And with crumbled bacon mixed in, they’re savory, spicy, and just a little bit salty.
Jalapeños are an essential ingredient for this recipe.
While they may pack a bit of a punch, their smooth, cool flavor is perfectly balanced by the cream cheese mixture.
Plus, these poppers are baked rather than fried, resulting in tender jalapeños with a bit of texture.
For an extra burst of flavor, try adding ground meat or additional spices and seasonings.
- 12 large jalapeño peppers
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 12 slices of bacon
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Slice the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced green onions. Mix well.
- Stuff each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture.
- Cut each slice of bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap one piece of bacon around each jalapeño half and secure it with a toothpick.
- Arrange the bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the poppers for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Let the poppers cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy these jalapeño poppers with bacon hot out of the oven, and be prepared for them to disappear quickly!
There are plenty of ways to mix up this recipe and make it your own. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Try using different types of cheese, such as pepper jack or mozzarella, in place of the cheddar.
- For a vegetarian option, skip the bacon and try wrapping the poppers in puff pastry instead.
- If you want to dial up the heat, leave some of the jalapeño seeds in the poppers when you stuff them.
- Experiment with different toppings, such as crumbled bacon or a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
Whatever variation you choose, these jalapeño poppers with bacon are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.
FAQs: Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon
What are Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon is an appetizer dish that is filled with a mixture of cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions, and then stuffed into jalapeño halves that have been seeded and deveined. They are baked in the oven until the jalapeños are tender.
What ingredients are needed to make Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
The ingredients needed to make Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon are jalapeños, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions.
How do you make Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
To make Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and veins.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheddar, bacon, and green onions.
Spoon the mixture evenly into the jalapeño halves and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the jalapeños are tender.
How do you control the spice level in Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
To control the spice level in Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon, remove the rib inside the jalapeño and then remove all of the seeds for a less spicy jalapeño.
What can I serve with Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon can be eaten on their own or served with a dip such as ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, or a cilantro lime creamy dressing.
How can I make Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon crispier?
For a crispier Jalapeño Popper, bake them on the top wire rack in the oven.
What are some different stuffing flavors to try in Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon?
Some different stuffing flavors to try in Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon include goat cheese, mozzarella, Colby jack, sausage, shrimp, or crab meat.