Jalapeno Poppers with Cheddar Cheese



25 mins

10 servings


– 1 lb jalapeno peppers, about 10 jalapenos sliced in half and seeds removed – 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated – 8 oz cream cheese package room temperature – 6 slices bacon sliced – 3 tablespoons your favorite chips crushed – greens like cilantro, chives or parsley for garnish, 100% optional

Step 1

Add bacon to a skillet and cook on medium/high heat until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. This will soak up any excess grease that would make the filling too runny.

Step 2

Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and bacon bits in a bowl and mix to combine, making sure it’s all incorporated.

Step 3

Fill each individual jalapeno half by loading it with the cheese mixture, but don’t overload it.

Step 4

Place them on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese melts and the tops are golden brown about 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

Finish it off with a sprinkling of crushed chips and any optional herbs you desire before serving.

Step 6

Enjoy on its own or with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Jalapeno Poppers with Cheddar Cheese Recipe is a quick and easy appetizer perfect for hosting any crowd. 



Happy Cooking!