|

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are the perfect game day or party appetizer. Quick and easy, these poppers combine deseeded jalapeños, a creamy filling, and thinly sliced bacon. Leave a few seeds for a spicy kick!

For other delicious snacks, try my Crunchy Shrimp Tostadas, Chunky Guacamole Recipe, and come Classic Deviled Eggs!

Side view of some bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a sheet pan.

Best Jalapeño Poppers

Y’all. These jalapeño poppers have been a staple in our home for a long while now. Even Josh, our oldest, has been known to whip up a batch for a bunch of friends on game day.

Why This Recipe Works.

  • QUICK and EASY. Prepping takes a mere 10 minutes, and then just 25 minutes to bake.
  • TASTY. Such a good combo of the spicy jalapeño, the creamy filling, and the salty bacon.
  • SPICY. Take these up a notch and leave some seeds in for a spice KICK. Or leave them out for a less spice.
  • Ummm…BACON! Enough said. The thinly sliced bacon is the way to go.

Make-ahead tip: These jalapeños poppers are a great make-ahead snack! You can assemble the stuffed jalapeños the day before and bake right before serving.

Overhead view of some bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, secured with toothpicks.

What You’ll Need:

  • Jalapeños
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Seasonings
  • Bacon
The ingredients for the jalapeno poppers.

How to make Jalapeño Poppers:

Step 1
Prep. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with some foil and place a wire rack on top.

Step 2
Prep the jalapeños (using gloves!). Clean and halve them. Remove seeds if desired.

Step 3
Make filling. To a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Use a hand mixer to blend until creamy.

Step 4
Fill peppers and wrap. Spoon the filling into the halved jalapeños. Wrap the thinly sliced bacon around the peppers and secure with a toothpick.

Step 5
Bake. Bake the jalapeño poppers in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Serve hot.

A wire rack of jalapeno poppers.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of bacon should I use for jalapeño poppers?

Use thin bacon for these poppers. Since we’re baking these, thin bacon works better than thick bacon. It cooks up faster and crisps nicer.

Why should I wear gloves when touching jalapeños?

The seeds inside a jalapeño are spicy. Wearing gloves will protect your eyes if you happen to touch them when making anything with jalapeño seeds.

How long do bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers last in the fridge?

These will last in the refrigerator for up to four days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze jalapeño poppers?

Yes, you can freeze jalapeño poppers. Let them cool completely, lay flat to freeze for about an hour, and then add them to a freezer bag.

A plate of jalapeno poppers on a dark surface.

All About Jalapeños:

  • Some jalapeños are hotter than others. Boy, do I know this fact. I’ve used jalapeños SO much in my cooking since moving to Texas, and while I sincerely love them, they can betray even a spice lover like me.
  • I love this explanation by Elise Bauer, “The older the pepper, and the more stress the plant has been under, the more white lines you’ll see, and the hotter the pepper will be. The smoother the pepper, the younger, less stressed, and milder it is.

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner. I’m ready with ALL of the snacks. A few healthy ones and a few splurges, because life is all about balance.

Other Snacks with Jalapeños:

Enjoy these poppers. You’re gonna love them.

Side view of some bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers.

Kitchen Tools Used: (affiliate links)

xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of just-baked bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are the perfect game day or party appetizer. Quick and easy, these poppers combine deseeded jalapeños, a creamy filling, and thinly sliced bacon. Leave a few seeds for a spicy kick!
4.86 from 7 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 poppers
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh jalapenos – sliced in half and de-seeded
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese – softened
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese – freshly shredded
  • kosher salt – to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound thinly sliced bacon
  • 20 toothpicks for assembling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with some foil and place a wire rack on top.
  • Clean and halve the jalapeños. Remove seeds if desired.
  • To a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Use a hand mixer to blend until creamy.
  • Spoon the filling into the halved jalapeños. Wrap the thinly sliced bacon around the peppers and secure with a toothpick.
  • Bake the jalapeño poppers in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Serve hot.

Video

Notes

  • Some jalapeños are hotter than others. Beware!
  • Always use gloves when handling the insides of jalapeños.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @Suebeehomemaker or tag #suebeehomemaker!

14 Comments

  1. Danalea Warrick says:

    A delicious and simple addition to our Christmas Eve this year.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      So good to hear, Danalea! Thanks for your feedback!

  2. Made Sue’s Poppers twice in 3 days!
    Everyone LOVED these Poppers & so easy to make! Must try!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for your feedback. We love these too! 🙂

  3. Jessica R says:

    Easy. Delicious. Addicting. This will be a go to recipe for grilling season!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      SO glad you enjoyed these Jessica!! They are perfect on the grill too. Can’t wait for that! 🙂

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with Jalapenos, but this recipe is awesome and I love to eat them!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I get it! 🙂

  5. Jill Thein says:

    We make in our smoker, they are yummy!!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Jill!! 🙂 Mmmmm, making them in the smoker sounds good too!!

  6. Jackie Thill says:

    Looks like another great recipe SueBee!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I hope you enjoy!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating