Deliciously Spicy and Savory: Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Bacon
Looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that combines the fiery heat of jalapenos with the irresistible salty crunch of bacon? Look no further! There’s something so satisfying about biting into a stuffed jalapeno wrapped in crispy bacon, oozing with cheesy goodness. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress your guests.
What You’ll Need:
- Fresh jalapenos
- Cream cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Bacon slices (thinly cut works best)
- Preheat: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
- Prepare the Jalapenos: Cut each jalapeno in half lengthwise, and using a spoon, remove the seeds and membranes. This step is important if you prefer a milder flavor. Remember to wear gloves while handling jalapenos to protect your hands from the heat.
- Mix the Filling: In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, a pinch of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
- Stuff the Jalapenos: Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeno half, filling them generously. Make sure to press the filling down slightly to ensure it stays intact during cooking.
- Wrap with Bacon: Take a slice of bacon and carefully wrap it around each stuffed jalapeno half, securing it with a toothpick. This not only adds incredible flavor but also helps hold everything together.
- Bake: Place the wrapped jalapenos onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve and Enjoy: Allow the stuffed jalapenos to cool slightly before removing the toothpicks. Arrange them on a platter and serve them as a deliciously spicy appetizer. You can even serve them with a side of ranch dressing or sour cream for dipping.
Get ready to experience the perfect balance of heat and richness in every bite. The heat of the jalapenos combined with the creamy, cheesy filling and the smoky, crispy bacon creates a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
Stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon are perfect for game nights, parties, or even as a unique side dish for your barbecue feast. Your guests will be blown away by the irresistible combination of flavors and textures. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to impress with this crowd-pleasing appetizer!
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