Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

This is my favorite appetizer right now, and I fear if I keep making it I’ll grow sick of it but it hasn’t happened yet!  It’s ridiculously easy to make too!  You can make as many or as little as you need, but for this recipe let’s go football-game-day-with-friends size.

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8-10
  • 20 whole jalapenos
  • 2 eight oz blocks of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
  • 2 packages bacon (regular sliced, not thick)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse jalapenos and then slice lengthwise, remove seeds/membranes.
  3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese and shredded cheese until well mixed.
  4. Stuff each jalapeno-half with a cheese mixture, wrap with a slice of bacon and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning on the broiler at the end for a few mins to crisp the bacon if needed.
You can tame down the jalapeno hotness by letting them sit in a bowl of cold water once halved for 30m, however sometimes that takes away all the heat!
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  1. What the heck are you doing to me??? I’m supposed to be losing 5 pounds… must focus on carrots… not Tenille’s bacon deliciousness….

    • Tenille ~ Feisty Frugal & Fabulous says:

      I heard if you close your eyes when eating them, the calories don’t count because you can’t see them. Or…something like that? 😛

      Where are you losing the 5 lbs from by the way Lena, your elbow?? #seriously

  2. These are awesome, my daughter made them earlier on in the summer and like you I’m addicted, instead of bacon we use prosciutto, so good :) Had them tonight :)

  3. I make a different version of this also. Cream the cheese in the microwave, add chopped cooked bacon to the creamed cream cheese,
    the add the fried jalpenos to dip..YUM!!!

    Never gets old.

  4. Oh lord those sound good! Thanks for sharing!

  5. omigosh. Pinning this for sure

  6. Oh.EM.GEE. Get in my belly!! These look delicious!

  7. YUMMY!! For a variation (if you like to BBQ), I leave them whole, cut a capital i in one side to empty the seeds, fill with cream cheese (I like the part in your recipe about adding cheddar), wrap with bacon, skewer 3-4 per skewer, brush with bbque sauce of choice and grill.

  8. We made these at camp just the other day and they were ate up in no time flat. So yummy!

  9. That looks super yummy!

  10. oh yum!!

  11. I make mine exactly like this with some additions!
    I add a bit of Chipotle Chili Powder in with the cream cheese/cheddar mixture AND I add a topping of brown sugar w/ chipotle chili powder on top before baking!

  12. i do this but brown some breakfast sausage first and add my cream cheese, then stuff peppers and wrap. they are awesome!

  13. My husband would love these! He loves hot peppers, and who doesn’t like bacon?

  14. This looks delicious but too spicy for me! lol My hubby would love it!

  15. looks good

  16. I’m not a fan of hot peppers but it looks so delicious that I may have to give it a go!

  17. stephanie says:

    This looks delicious! It’s something quick and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. These look so good. Think I will have to try these.

  19. I will pass this on to family members who love spicy, it looks great but a little too spicy for me

  20. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Erin McGrath says:

    Yum! I’m going to make them for my husbands bday party next weekend! Thx!

  22. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    my youngest and I made these over Christmas and they were so so good.

  23. Cheryl Grandy says:

    My husband would love these. I don’t like spicy foods, so I’ll have to make my own version using something else, or else try out your tip for making jalapenos less spicy.

  24. Made these for superbowl and they were a big hit.

  25. I wished that I could eat jalapenos because these look yummy!

  26. seriously.
    cannot wait to make these! Thanks!!

  27. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    Showing my sister the pins I have tried and her tongue started burning just looking at these peppers, they were so good. I’ve made them a few times.

  28. Florence C says:

    These look so good. I will keep the recipe for company. Can’t eat them myself.

  29. Tara Crawford says:

    Looks awesome cant wait to try it

  30. anne cresswell says:

    Looks really yummy.

  31. Laurie P says:

    everything tastes awesome in bacon!!!!

  32. Haylie Langwald says:

    Wood can taste good wrapped in bacon, and these look really yummy.

  33. This recipe sounds yummy i just have to find a substitute for the peppers as my kids are allergic to them!

  34. Laurie B says:

    This sounds delicous. I bet adding some finely chopped peppers and onions to the cream cheese would make them POP!

  35. I saw these a few weeks back and made them, they were so good!

  36. Elizabeth Kasson says:

    These look scrumptious!

  37. interesting recipe but I think the heat might be too much; will have to try though

  38. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Sounds delicious. I’d use turkey bacon though.

  39. Those look so so good. i`ll have to try them for my birthday!

  40. Teresa M. says:

    This recipe looks so easy to make…perfect appys for my dinner guests.

  41. Melinda says:

    This recipe looks easy and I will try it.

  42. Clifford says:

    I like everything about your recipe except the Jalapenos, can’t eat them…but I would do this with mushrooms maybe it would work.

  43. those look delicious! Going to make them for hubby’s birthday

  44. Deb Dorrington says:

    My sister made these at Christmas and they were all gone in no time…they are so delicious!!

  45. Carrie Butler says:

    I am not a jalapeno fan, but these do look good. my sister on the other hand loves these

  46. Victoria Ess says:

    Looks so good! You have the best recipes!

  47. Jennifer A. says:

    these look mouth watering yummy!

  48. kenziesmum2009 says:

    Oh my! I cannot wait to try these out and I’m thinking
    they will be my go to app once football season starts up again!

  49. Sydney D says:

    These look good!

  50. not my kind of thing but passed it along to my brother and his wife… it’s a hit!! She’s making them tonite!

  51. angela m says:

    Oh my, they sound delicious and so simple .

  52. Anne Taylor says:

    This is an amazing recipe! I bet they burst in your mouth with a ton of flavour! Thanks

  53. Sharon Cosby says:

    these sound great…for my husband!! I could not eat the peppers! Too hot for me, but love the bacon wrapped flavour! There is another ‘nut’ but I can’t remember what it is. When I do I will let you know and you wrap them with bacon also and roast them. Soooo good. You can never make enough of them!!

  54. Courtney says:

    I have made these and they were a huge hit, but so hard to maintain any sort of self control!

  55. amanda faith says:

    oh my word, these look delish.

  56. Jillian S says:

    Looks great – a need to try!

  57. Love that there isnt much prep time!

  58. Kelly Gordon says:

    Wow these look fantastic

  59. Lee Pearson says:

    I am embarrassed to say that I’ve never tried jalapeño peppers before. I think I can handle them! This looks like an amazing recipe. Cream cheese and bacon…can’t go wrong with this one!! Thanks for the idea!

  60. Florence c says:

    These look sooo good.

  61. Michelle U says:

    Jalapeño peppers and bacon, hmm sounds so good and cream cheese even better, yum yum :)

  62. Vicki Hill says:

    OMG! So going to make this!

  63. Melinda L. says:

    Looks delicious. A must try recipe :)

  64. This sounds AMAZING!!! I’m so making these this weekend!!!

  65. When my husband gets back from his course these will be made and then DEVOURED!

  66. Theresa Michalik says:

    My husband would love this, will have to make for him…too hot for my mouth.

  67. Valerie Darsigny says:

    This look so good ,I already love jalapeno stuffed but with bacon it looks so amazing and delicious…

  68. That looks amazing. Will be trying that for a potluck appy party coming up.

  69. Andrea says:

    my husband would like these. personally they are not for me as I hate spicy food and i hate cream cheese, but i might have to make them for my hubby :)

  70. Jay Tee says:

    YUM, this would be great at a tailgating party!

  71. wendy dickinson says:

    The boys would love this but no way could i be able to eat it!

  72. Heather Diotte says:

    Holy hell! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

  73. sounds delicious

  74. Dayna Wilson says:

    Oh my GOSH do these sound amazing… I may have to make these like, immediately.

  75. omg these look so good!! I’m going to bookmark these for our summer BBQ parties!!!

  76. Natalie T says:

    Oh wow, I am drooling.

  77. Darlene Schuller says:

    delicious!! I jotted these down and look forward to enjoying them in a couple weeks at my Aunt’s anniversary party!!

  78. Rachelle T says:

    Look delicious! I’d probably eat the entire tray myself!

  79. Judy C says:

    These look good, might be a little too spicy for me but I know others that would love them!

  80. Cheryl Grandy says:

    Looks good. My family would love it. I don’t like spicy things, so I’ll have to try the tip to tame down the jalapeno hotness for some for me.

  81. kristy edgington says:

    Looks good!

  82. Thanks for the tip on taming the heat…I am not a huge fan of hot things so I’ll definately be trying it out.

  83. so this is happening as soon as i stop typing…
    thanks for sharing!

  84. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    who ever reads this and hasnt tried this recipe, let me tell you it is so so good we have made it a few times in this family. yummy

  85. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    The recipe picture is so colorful. It would be a great appetizer at a party.

  86. Hmm, I wonder what I can replace the jalapenos with

  87. Heidi C. says:

    I wish I could tolerate eating jalapenos as this looks yummy!

  88. lori butler says:

    these are a must make :)) yum

  89. Soooooooooooooo Good~!!!

  90. Sharon Cosby says:

    Not for me. Do not like Jalapenos! But my hubby would love em!

  91. This looks yummy. The jalapenos will give it a nice kick.

  92. Lorena says:

    I haven’t tried jalapenos before but the recipe seems easy and delicious.

  93. Yum ! I will try this I like Jalapeno poppers but teh deep fried batter isn’t the best for you. Bacon wrapped is better protein is a better choice vs deep fried carbs.

  94. Deb Dorrington says:

    My sister and I finally made your recipe and it was a huge hit…I don’t know what I love more the Jalapeno peppers or the

  95. Suzanne Smith says:

    Wow – I’m coming to your house for dinner – fire up the barbie…

  96. Tara Crawford says:

    If ya take out the Jalpano this looks amazing

  97. Andrea L. says:

    I don’t handle hot stuff well but these look super yummy.

  98. Clifford says:

    I am liking your recipe, cream and cheddar cheese together..mmm. I like the peppers wrapped in bacon!

  99. these look delish! Going to make them for hubby’s birthday

  100. Donna L. says:

    sounds yummy

  101. These look really good!! A twist on the jalapeno poppers!!

  102. natasha severson says:

    OMG i soo have got to try making these!!

  103. Georgia says:

    Wow – these look wonderful! Just in time for bbq season and pool parties!

  104. Shirley says:

    What a creative combo.

  105. Suzie M says:

    will certainly try this for our next brunch

  106. caryn s says:

    This will make a great appetizer for my next party!

  107. SueSueper says:

    This sure is something my husband would LOVE, LOVE, L O V E

  108. Laurie B says:

    Im not a spicy food person due to health issues but my hubby would LOVE these.

  109. Pamalot says:

    I love spicy but I am the only one who does in my family, however this would be a great appetizer for entertaining.

  110. Victoria Ess says:

    These look so so so good and quick to make! I never would have thought of making them myself, so my partner thanks you haha

  111. MrDisco says:

    bacon makes everything better

  112. Wow, spicy bacon – that’s a great idea!

  113. These look delish. Useful tip about making the jalapenos more mild – it’s good to know for those who aren’t great with spice/hot peppers.

  114. Marv Cowan says:

    Don’t think I would like these because I am not a fan of peppers but I will with others who do

  115. Amanda Neilson says:

    Yum! My hubby makes these but without chedder cheese, and puts the jalapeños back together after stuffing them. The bacon holds them together and the cream cheese inside. So good! We’ve also experimented and used jalapeño Philly dip inside instead of regular cream cheese.

  116. anything with bacon is going to be good! Going to try this at the next family dinner

  117. Stephanie N says:

    They look really good, great job photographing them!

  118. Matthew Tully says:

    This I’ve been doing for years, great little snack we make it a lot at the camp. What we do is precook the bacon, crumble it and mix it in with the cream cheese. Which if you like it you can freeze some for later. Spread It on the pepper and top with a thin layer of old cheddar, bake just long enough for the cheese on top to seal the deal! Mmm mmmm mmmm.

  119. Jen C (@JusticeSadie) says:

    OMG these look INCREDIBLE. I know what Appy’s I am making for our gathering tomorrow. Thanks for the share

  120. Yumm! Jalapenos, bacon, and cream cheese…3 of my favourites all rolled into one!

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