Mildly spicy jalapenos are stuffed with two kinds of cheese and wrapped in sweet smokey bacon to make these stuffed jalapeños!
One of my most favorite appetizers to order in a restaurant is stuffed jalapeños
Because they meet two of my appetizer requirements: a little spice and melted cheese. The only thing I don’t like about ordering stuffed jalapeños is you never get enough. It has gotten to the point where I don’t want to share. My husband and I now have to order our own plates of stuffed jalapenos #ihavenoshame
What Goes Into A Stuffed Jalapeno
The short answer is ANYTHING! You could stuff them with veggies, chicken, chorizo, Italian sausage, pepperoni (try these Pizza Poppers), bacon, ground beef, and an array of cheeses!
The only thing I would suggest is that no matter what you put into the jalapeno, make sure you also had cream cheese.
How To Make Stuffed Jalapenos With Bacon
This recipe starts with the bacon! Take your favorite kind of bacon and coat it in a brown sugar/paprika mixture. This will give the bacon a sweet caramelized flavor that is an excellent match for the spicy peppers!
Carefully halve your jalapeno peppers and remove the seeds and the ribs. You can keep the stems on for presentation if you prefer.
In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, blue cheese, and garlic until blended. Fill each pepper with the cheese mixture.
Carefully wrap a slice of bacon around each pepper. Place the peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
How To Stuff Jalapenos
Honestly, the best way to stuff jalapenos is to place your filling in a ziptop bag. Then carefully pipe your mixture into the cavity of each pepper.
Notes About Stuffed Jalapenos:
- I baked these stuffed jalapeños; however, they would work well on the grill. Be sure to grease your grill grates so that the sweetened bacon does not stick.
- While I find blue cheese, jalapeños, and bacon work nicely together, I realize blue cheese is not for everyone. Monterey Jack cheese, feta, goat cheese or mozzarella would melt beautifully with the cream cheese.
- I highly advise wearing gloves when handling the peppers. I have rubbed my eyes after touching jalapeños, and I’m here to tell you it’s not fun-it burns!
- Also, be sure to remove all the seeds and the membranes. Most of the heat comes from those seeds.
Can I Freeze Stuffed Jalapenos?
Yes, you can freeze stuffed jalapenos. Prepare the peppers per the recipe but do not prepare the bacon. Freee the peppers on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Then place the peppers in an airtight container.
When ready, allow the peppers to come to room temperature. Prepare the bacon, then proceed with the recipe.
Peppers may be frozen for up to 3 months.
These stuffed jalapeno peppers are a great recipe for game day! They are always the first thing to disappear! I guarantee you are going to love the sweet and spicy taste of these stuffed jalapeno peppers!
- 12 slices bacon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 large jalapenos
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 oz crumbled blue cheese
- 2 cloves garlic
- Preheat the oven to 350. Place a sheet of foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Combine brown sugar and paprika in a small bowl. Rub mixture over each slice of bacon.
- With covered hands, cut each jalapeno in half. Scrape out seeds and membranes.
- Combine cheeses and garlic in a bowl. Spoon cheese mixture into each jalapeno cavity. Wrap one slice of bacon around each jalapeno.
- Arrange peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minute or until bacon is crispy.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 157 Total Fat 12g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 34mg Sodium 308mg Carbohydrates 7g Fiber 0g Sugar 5g Protein 6g