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Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos

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One of my favorite apps to order when I go out is jalapeno poppers.  I rarely fry at home so when I saw these grilled Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos on the Taste of Home site I couldn't wait to give them a try.  

The first thing you want to do is cut the tops off the peppers and take out the seeds/membranes.  I highly recommend using a tomato corer to do this, it makes it super easy. 

I combined the cheeses and loaded them into a Pampered Chef gadget I have called the Easy Accent Decorator.  It made fast work of filling up the poppers. 

Wrapping them in bacon took a little coordination, you want to make sure the top is tightly sealed to reduce as much oozage of the cheese as possible. Toothpicks are your friend here.

Let them grill, turning them occasionally until the peppers get soft and the bacon is brown and crispy.  Serve them up as is or offer up some sour cream and guacamole for dipping.

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Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos

Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 24 jalapeno peppers (3 inches)
  • 12 bacon strips, halved
 Optional: Guacamole and sour cream


  1. In a small bowl, mix the cheddar and cream cheese. Cut and discard tops from jalapenos; remove the seeds.
  2. Fill each with 2 teaspoons cheese mixture. Wrap each pepper with a bacon piece; secure with a toothpick.
  3. Grill jalapeƱos, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning frequently. If desired, serve with guacamole and sour cream.

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They look amazing Jolene and I love that they are grilled and not fried. The bacon is a great alternative to breading. YUM
Lisa said…
I love that these are grilled and I also love how easy they are to make
Teri said…
These look awesome! I love stuffed jalapenos, but now I can't wait to make them at home.
Karen said…
This is a classic! I'm jealous of your bacon wrapping skills. Mine always falls off!
Marcelle said…
Love these classic poppers, they are a family favorite for us!! So smart to use the tomato corer to clean them up, I need to get one of those :)
These look wonderful! Thank you for the tip on the tomato corer- I haven't used one, but will try it because it looks like a great kitchen hack!
Inger said…
Grilled poppers--yum! So many good things in this!
Cindy Kerschner said…
Bacon wrapping the stuffed jalapenos sounds so good!
Hezzi-D said…
These look so good, we love cheese jalapenos!
Chris said…
These look DELISH! I love me a popper and these look so good. Cheesy and covered in bacon. Yum!

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