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Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

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Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a ultimate party appetizer or a snack. Jalapeno poppers can be an appetizer or a snack for holidays, parties, potlucks and Game day, of course.

These small, hot, spicy bites are quick and easy to make.  They are so delicious that you can double the measure without any worries- they will disappear quickly.  You can prepare them a day earlier and keep in a fridge or an airtight container, then bake them before serving. Baked Jalapeno Poppers can be kept in a fridge or an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

They are very easy to make and the taste is amazing. Try serving them with Ranch dressing. 

How to cut jalapeno peppers properly?

What is really important is to put your gloves on before cutting them, then cut them in half and take out the seeds and inner membrane with a spoon. If you prefer really hot flavor, leave some seeds and membrane inside.

Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a ultimate party appetizer or a snack.

Which ingredients are necessary to make Jalapeno Poppers?  

  • Middle-sized Jalapeno peppers
  • Cream cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sliced Bacon
  • Ground Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Ground Paprika

How to make Jalapeno Poppers? 

First, you need to put bacon in a skillet  and cook it at medium temperature until it becomes crunchy and brown, then transfer it to a plate lined with a paper towel. Once cooled, chop bacon into small pieces. Put one spoonful of chopped bacon aside. Next, whisk cream cheese and spices, add mozzarella, cheddar and bacon and mix until it´s well combined.

Spoon the mixture into pepper halves, then place peppers into a baking sheet that has been lined with a parchment paper. Put a spoonful of shredded bacon on top and bake at 425 F for 10-12 minutes. Baked Jalapeno Poppers need to cool for a few minutes before serving.  Garnish with chopped parsley.

This was a short version of the recipe and the detailed instruction, along with all the necessary ingredient, can be found at the bottom of this post.  

You can find more recipes for appetizers here >> APPETIZERS. I love quick and easy recipes, appetizers and hot and spicy food, so it is no wonder that Jalapeno poppers are my favorite. What are you waiting for?  Prepare Jalapeno poppers and get the party started! I am sure your plates will soon be empty. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a ultimate party appetizer or a snack.

Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a perfect party appetizer or a snack.

Jalapeno Poppers

Yield: 20 Poppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time: 29 minutes 10 seconds

Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a perfect party appetizer or a snack. Jalapeno poppers can be an appetizer or a snack for holidays, parties, potlucks and Game day, of course.

Ingredients

  • 10 medium sized Jalapeno peppers
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 oz Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put bacon in a skillet and cook it at medium temperature until it becomes crunchy and brown, then transfer it to a plate lined with a paper towel. Once cooled, chop bacon into small pieces. Put one spoonful of bacon pieces aside.
  3. Meanwhile, cut Jalapeno peppers in half and take out the seeds and inner membrane with a spoon. If you prefer really hot flavor, leave some seeds and membrane inside. Place the peppers into a baking sheet and set it aside.
  4. In a medium dish, whisk cream cheese, ground black pepper, garlic powder, salt and paprika, then add mozzarella, cheddar and shredded bacon and mix until it´s well combined.
  5. Finally, spoon the mixture into pepper halves and put a spoonful of shredded bacon on top.
  6. Bake at 425 F for 10-14 minutes and wait for the dish to cool down for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Notes

  • Don´t forget to put your gloves on before cutting the peppers.
  • You can prepare them a day earlier and keep in a fridge or an airtight container, then bake them before serving.
  • Baked Jalapeno Poppers can be kept in a fridge or an airtight container for 2-3 days. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Jalapeno Poppers – homemade, oven baked jalapeno peppers cut in half and filled with the mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and spices make a ultimate party appetizer or a snack.

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