Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’swebsite last year and have been waiting for an excuse to make them. We were having friends over for an appetizer party and knew these would be a big hit with the guys. They were super easy to make and really, really, REALLY delicious. I decided to use lean, par cooked bacon and lower fat cream cheese to make them a little less fattening. They were a big success – everyone loved them.

Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from The Pioneer Woman
  • Fresh Jalapenos
  • Low fat cream cheese, softened
  • Lean bacon, sliced into thirds (par cooked or raw)

Preheat the oven to 375 degree.
Cut jalapenos in half, lengthwise. Carefully remove seeds and vein with a spoon. Smear each half with cream cheese then wrap with a piece of cut bacon. Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle.

Bake on a pan with a rack for 20-25 minutes. If the bacon doesn’t look brown enough after 20-25 minutes then turn on the broiler and finish cooking. These are best when the jalapeno still has a bit of bite to it and not too soft. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
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46 Responses to “Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos”

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    Marjie — November 3, 2009 @ 4:52 am

    I can't eat peppers, but the bacon and cream cheese sounds like a first rate combination!

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    TKTC — November 3, 2009 @ 5:10 am

    I made these over the weekend as well! I'd seen them on the site but I made the version from her cookbook with chives cut in with the cream cheese and a kiss of BBQ sauce on top. Big hit. Huge.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — November 3, 2009 @ 5:29 am

    Bacon, peppers, & cream cheese – delicious! And very beautiful!

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    Jenn — November 3, 2009 @ 5:54 am

    Oh, you had me a bacon. These are perfect little poppers to kick-start any gathering. Yum!!

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    The Duo Dishes — November 3, 2009 @ 6:05 am

    What can bacon not do? It makes everything delicious.

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    Anonymous — November 3, 2009 @ 6:27 am

    I've been making these for years!!! PW does it right. I've got a little rack in the shape of Texas for the grill. If you par boil the peppers it takes some heat off. Cousin Jack

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — November 3, 2009 @ 6:36 am

    Oh yes I remember seeing these too, pretty sure I saved the recipe to remember to make it one day but somehow haven't gotten around to it yet. These look really very moreish!

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    Denise — November 3, 2009 @ 10:43 am

    I am actually goign to try them this year at my xmas party, they look fantastic.

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    Fresh Local and Best — November 3, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    This looks like a fantastic appetizer for the holidays!

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    Ninette — November 3, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Looks awesome. I love jalapenos.

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    Captain Karen — November 3, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    Wow. Bacon and peppers? With cream cheese? I'm in heaven.

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    Bethie — November 3, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    Yep, this would get ya a marriage proposal. LOL!!

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    Anonymous — November 3, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    These are so good, and always gobbled up when I serve them!

    I'm so glad you are feeling better, Pam!

    Kim in MD

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    Christy — November 3, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    GREAT flavor combination! Definitely marking this one for the holidays!

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    Debbie — November 3, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    They look delicious Pam. I've also seen them at PW's site….

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    Natashya KitchenPuppies — November 3, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    Yum, I love to stuff jalapenos! Great idea to layer them with bacon!
    I quickly blanch my jalapeno halves in boiling water with some vinegar in it. It softens them a tad and adds a subtle pickle-y flavour to them.

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    Meghan — November 3, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    These look like a great appetizer! I will make these for sure!

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    pityenlacocina — November 3, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    jalapenos and me, a close friendship, i love love loooove them, and your recpe is excellent, a perfect starter for a dinner party, cheers from london

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    George Gaston — November 3, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Pam… What a wonderful appetizer! I love the way you have mellowed the heat of the jalapenos with the sweet tangy taste of the cream cheese and the smokeiness of the bacon. Brilliant!

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    Pam — November 3, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    I remember seeing this on PW and marking them then. I'm now marking them again!

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    stephchows — November 3, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    such a simple recipe… and I know the flavor must have been amazing!! love it~

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    Emily — November 3, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Yummmm I love these things! I like to mix the cream cheese with some chihuahua cheese or cheddar cheese and a little garlic and herb seasoning blend. PW's new cookbook tells you to mix the cream cheese with some cheddar and green onions then put a bit of BBQ sauce on the bacon too…that's going to be my next version! If you haven't picked up her cookbook yet, I highly reccommend

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    Grace — November 3, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

    i've seen peppers stuffed with any number of things, but this is one of the finest combinations i've seen. ya know what'd put it over the top? frying the suckers. :)

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    Ch4ttyC4thy — November 3, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

    I'm a firm believer that bacon makes everything taste better.

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    Maria — November 3, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    Great football party food:)

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — November 3, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    Oh I am craving these now badly!

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    teresa — November 3, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

    oh my goodness, i want to reach in the screen adn pop one in my mouth!

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    Nina Timm — November 3, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    I LOVE chili poppers and trust me these ones will be a hit with your guests!!

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    Katherine Aucoin — November 3, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

    This is one appetizer thatI would go overboasrd on, I love the state of everything! Great picture Pam!

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    Ingrid — November 3, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    It has bacon on it and is stuffed with cream cheese….what more is there to say?
    ~ingrid

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    Live.Love.Eat — November 3, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    Yeppers, I'm with ya. I made these a couple of times this year. So good!!!!! One time though I must have gotten some really hot peppers because it was over the top hot. Yours look wonderful!

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    myfrenchkitchen — November 3, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    Lookds absolutely mouthwatering!
    Ronell

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    Cheryl — November 3, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    Man those look good, we are having appetizers on Xmas eve and I just may have to make these!

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    The Blonde Duck — November 3, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    Drooling, just drooling…

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    My Carolina Kitchen — November 4, 2009 @ 12:34 am

    Bacon and jalapenos – what more could you want. Lovely.
    Sam

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    Gloria — November 4, 2009 @ 2:34 am

    Absolutely nice and delicious, gloria

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    Kristin — November 4, 2009 @ 3:28 am

    I'm not a big jalapenos fan, but the bacon looks so delish. I just might have to try them anyway!

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    noble pig — November 4, 2009 @ 3:35 am

    I love this recipe!

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    Elra — November 4, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    I'm hooked, what a great idea Pam. You are truly a good cook.

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    fittingbackin — November 4, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    oh yum! That's it – I want a grill now!!

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    Ingrid — November 4, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    The kids and I just this year realized we liked brie. I topped ours with caramel and pecans though I used ritz cracker. The filo cups I'm certain are much yummier!
    ~ingrid

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    Chris — November 5, 2009 @ 1:29 am

    You want to make them even better? Do them in a smoker. They are the most amazing thing ever. BBQ'rs do these as a snack during the long 12 hour cooks.

    Everyone in the BBQ world calls them ABT's. If you're curious as to what that stands for, email me or google it.

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    Bugaboo — November 5, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    I saw these on her blog too and have been itching to try them. I'm thinking the holidays will be the perfect time. Yours look delish!

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    Jessica — March 10, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    I would chop up the bacon and blend it in with the cream cheese, then wrap in a crescent roll for a popper effect :)

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    Jimmy — November 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    My wife and I have been making these for years, but we add gorganzola, to the cream cheese. They are my favorite game day treat.

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    donna — November 21, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    you couldn’t ask for an easier recipe.Very very tasty!!!!

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