Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe

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Mary
Mary February 8, 2021
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How To Make Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños

Crunchy bacon, extra cheesy filling, and spicy jalapeños loaded with garlic and spiced with paprika, this stuffed jalapeños recipe is a sure crowd-pleaser!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12fresh jalapeño peppers,or mini sweet peppers for less spicy
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupcheddar cheese,or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1garlic clove,chopped
  • ½tspsmoked paprika
  • 12bacon,slices cut in half
  • 24toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (best for clean-up) or a silicone baking mat. Place a baking rack on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.

  2. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and center membrane. Set aside.

  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or rubber spatula), beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and paprika together until combined. Add salt to taste. Spoon filling equally among all 24 jalapeño halves.

  4. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a half slice of bacon and stick a toothpick through the center to assure the bacon stays in place. Place each on the baking rack.

  5. Bake for about 25 to 28 minutes or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Turn the oven to broil for the last minute or two to get things extra crispy. Serve immediately. Cover leftovers and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Jalapeño peppers can be stuffed and wrapped 1 day in advance. Refrigerate until ready to bake. This appetizer can also be assembled and frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 117.46kcal
  • Fat: 10.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.17g
  • Fiber: 0.22g
  • Sugar: 0.76g
  • Protein: 3.79g
  • Cholesterol: 25.57mg
  • Sodium: 166.17mg
  • Calcium: 48.29mg
  • Potassium: 64.88mg
  • Iron: 0.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 55.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.34mg
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