Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Words of the wise.

Wear gloves.

Aaaaaand don’t touch your eyes.

Please just trust me on this.

The first time I made this…hehe…was a nightmare. I didn’t know how to handle hot peppers so I just went for it like it was a bell pepper. Big mistake. My finger tips burned for days. I washed my hands. With soap. The burn remained. Also, if I licked my fingers, I could still taste the spiciness of the jalapeno on them. Guys, it hurt. Please wear gloves.

If my fingertips couldn’t handle it…how do you think my eyes would have felt?

I am not looking forward to figuring out.


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So, why would someone go through all this just for a dang snack?

Ummmm, maybe because cheesy jalapeno poppers are a perfect balance of creamy, spicy, and…well…bacon! The jalapeno has softened in the oven (and become more mild), the cheese and cream cheese has gotten all melty and yummy in the middle, and the bacon is perfectly crispy. Perfect snack anyone???

It is a super easy snack to throw together and I like to make a big batch 30-40 minutes before guests arrive. Or, if I have unexpected guests, I dip into the premade stash in the freezer. Just cool and freeze after baking, and reheat in a microwave.

In case you were wondering, this is also fabulous football watching food! Again, I like to make a big batch ahead of time to pull out and reheat on game day.

Here’s how to make it:

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You will need jalapenos, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Halve and deseed the jalapenos. Fold together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. And cut the bacon strips into thirds.

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Stuff each pepper half with the filling.

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Wrap each filled pepper half with bacon, and bake!

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See? Super simple!

Here is the recipe:

Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 6 jalapenos
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbs. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 pieces of bacon, cut into thirds


  • Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  • Fold the cream cheese and cheddar cheese together. Set aside.
  • Half and deseed the jalapenos. Stuff the jalapeno halves with the filling and wrap with a piece of the bacon.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Photographs taken by Megan Alyse.

11 Thoughts on “Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

  1. My family would love these jalapeno poppers! And I know all about not touching your eyes (my roommate in college did and was miserable for a couple of days!) Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  2. Your words of wisdom remind me of the time my mother was making jalapeno poppers and rimmed my water glass with jalapeno juice as a practical joke. Uuuuuy…I think I almost breathed fire! Of course…I wouldn’t mind breathing fire for these cheesy bites! Thanks for linking up at #FoodieFriDIY!

    • Oh my goodness Christine! How old were you? I may have to try that one on the next person to cross me. Haha! I don’t mind any issues I come across as long as these babies are at the end.

  3. I love hot food so this is right up my street, pinning.

  4. You had me at “bacon.” Looks AMAZING! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Preppy Party!

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  7. These look really yummy! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at FoodieFriDIY! They are in my list of faves for the week!

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  9. Yum I can’t wait for summer garden and jalapenos. I will be trying this one.

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