Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

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Heaven in a bite.  Bacon, with oozing cheese and a little kick from jalapeno.  So easy and so good!

Yummy bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

My sister’s family was supposed to come visit for the Superbowl, but unfortunately they all came down with the flu and had to cancel.  No fun having a 3 year old with an ear infection at a Superbowl party.  So, when they visited a few weeks ago, her only request was to have appetizers for dinner to make up for missing out.  Being that I LOVE appetizers, I was happy to oblige.  We decided to try out a few new recipes including cheeseburger sliders, and after looking at bacon wrapped jalapenos on Pinterest, I knew we had to give these lovelies a try.  I could not find an exact recipe to follow, so I decided to wing it and they came out great!

Fantastic bacon wrapped jalapeno recipe

Ingredients (makes 12 poppers):
6 Jalapenos
12 Slices Center Cut Bacon
4 Ounces Less Fat Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Salt & Pepper

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers ingredients

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash thoroughly and pat dry your jalapenos with a paper towel.  Cut off the stems and slice in half.

How to make jalapeno poppers

2. Remove the seeds and membrane inside each jalapeno, leaving a small layer near the top to create a hollowed out boat to be stuffed.  Removing the membrane & seeds helps to mild the heat as well.

Preparing jalapeno poppers

3. In  a bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese and mozzarella. Season with salt & pepper.

Stuffing for jalapeno poppers

4. Stir together until all ingredients are well incorporated.  This will be the filling for your peppers.

Delicious bacon jalapeno poppers

5. I find the next step to be most easily done by hand.  Take a dollop of the filling and press into the jalapeno half.

Making jalapeno poppers

6. Repeat for all jalapenos.

Homemade jalepeno poppers

7. Taking a uncooked slice of bacon start at one end of the pepper and proceed to wrap around.

Fantastic bacon jalapeno popper recipe

8. Each pepper should end up well covered in bacon, which helps to look in the cheesy filling while baking.

Delicious bacon wrapped jalapenos

9. Use a toothpick in each to secure the bacon.  Place in a glass baking dish.

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

10. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked and crisp.

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers recipe

11. Serve & enjoy!  These are so incredibly delicious.  I can’t wait for another excuse to make them again :)

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, so good!

Looking for more great appetizer recipes like Mac & Cheese Bites or Taco Cupcakes?  Click here for all appetizers.

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