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Ultimate Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Ultimate Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

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These bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, filled with creamy and cheesy goodness are a must-try appetizer for your next gathering.

Have you ever tasted something so interesting and deliciously addictive that you couldn’t stop at just one?

That’s exactly how I feel about these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.

Not only are these little bites of heaven perfect for any gathering, but they also embody the saying “flavor explosion” in the best possible way.

The Jalapeño Popper Ingredients

bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

The magic of the bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper lies in its simple yet powerful combination of ingredients. You’ll need:

Fresh jalapeños — choose firm, unblemished peppers for the best results.

Cream cheese — for its creamy texture and mild flavor complements the heat.

Shredded cheese — a blend of your favorites, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or even a pepper jack if you’re feeling daring.

Bacon – In my opinion, the show’s star, bringing its quintessential smoky, salty flavor.

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Gather ingredients and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Prep the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). A hot oven ensures the bacon gets that perfect crispiness.

Prep the Peppers: Wash and slice peppers lengthwise. Remove all seeds and membranes.

Mix Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded Monterey Jack, and finely chopped onion and pepper. Fill each jalapeño half with the filling

stuffed jalapeño peppers

Wrap with Bacon: Cut the bacon strips in half and snugly wrap each filled jalapeno, securing it with a toothpick. The bacon not only adds flavor but also helps keep the cheese in place.

bacon wrapped Jalapeño poppers

Bake to Perfection: Arrange the poppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they’re not touching. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the peppers tender.

Cool & Serve: Allow them to cool slightly before serving; we wouldn’t want any burnt tongues.

bacon wrapped Jalapeño popper appetizer

A Tip for handling Jalapeño Peppers:

Wear gloves when handling your jalapeno peppers! I

learned the hard way that accidentally rubbing your face after handling these spicy beauties can lead to a not-so-pleasant burning sensation.

Safety first, flavor close second!

Serving Suggestions

Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are the perfect appetizer for any event – from game day gatherings to elegant dinner parties.

Serve them on a stylish platter garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley for an extra pop of color that complements their bold flavors.

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

These bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, filled with creamy and cheesy goodness, perfectly balance the heat of the jalapeños with the savory crispness of bacon.


  • 1 lb jalapeño peppers, cleaned and halved lengthwise with seeds and membranes removed.
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pack center cut bacon (thicker cut)


  1. First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures that your oven is ready to go once the poppers are prepared.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, shredded Monterey Jack, and chopped onion in a bowl.
  3. Generously fill each jalapeño half with your cheese mixture with a spoon or a piping bag.
  4. Take a half slice of thick-cut bacon and wrap it snugly around each filled jalapeño half. (optional) Secure it with a toothpick to ensure it stays in place during baking.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange your bacon-wrapped poppers on it, making sure they do not touch. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon reaches your desired level of crispiness.
  6. Allow the poppers to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Wrapping It Up

Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers have an irresistible charm that keeps people coming back for more.

Remember, cooking is all about having fun and being creative. Don’t hesitate to make this recipe your own.

Whether you’re prepping for a game day, a casual gathering, or just a quiet night in, bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are always a good idea.

Now, it’s time to put on your apron and start poppin’!

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