Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe For A Crowd

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If you’re looking for a delicious appetizer to serve at your next party, these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are a perfect choice. The recipe (which serves 24) is quick and easy to prepare and the jalapeño poppers will liven up any party table with their cheesy bacon flavor!

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Classic jalapeño poppers are bite-sized appetizers that are made by stuffing jalapeño peppers with a mixture of cheese and spices and sometimes meat, before being breaded and deep-fried.

Our jalapeño poppers are halved and stuffed with a cream cheese and Cheddar mixture, then wrapped in bacon before being baked in the oven.

The bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are easy to make, can easily be scaled for the number of guests you have, as well as being able to be made in advance, leaving you free to get on with other party planning tasks.





Since it’s the spooky season, these little flavor bombs would be perfect for Halloween parties, but thinking ahead, they would also be great for other big events like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve buffet, or Super Bowl Sunday!

These bite-size appetizers are sure to be a hit, after all, who doesn’t love bacon? And who doesn’t love jalapeño poppers? Put the two together and you have a winning appetizer!

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Jalapeno Poppers - A Classic Party Appetizer!

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • ProteinBacon
  • Fresh ProduceJalapeño Peppers, Parsley
  • DairyCream Cheese, Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic Powder

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers in 35 Minutes

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How to Make Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Recipe Tips

  • Jalapeño peppers can vary quite a bit in size. For best results, choose uniformly sized small to medium peppers for this recipe.
  • The cheese mixture will puff up a bit while baking, so don’t overstuff each pepper half while filling or the cheese may overflow onto the baking sheet.
  • Prepare in advance by filling and wrapping the jalapeño peppers, and storing them in the fridge until ready to cook and serve.

How Do I Make Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

If you're looking for a delicious appetizer to serve at your next party, these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are a perfect choice.

Ingredients

  • 12 medium jalapeño peppers, cut in half lengthwise and deseeded
  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or non-stick baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  3. Fill each jalapeño half with some of the cheese mixture and wrap with one-half slice bacon. Secure bacon with a toothpick and set it on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese mixture is golden-brown and bubbly, and the bacon is cooked through. Rotate the baking sheet once halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the poppers to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

    How to Make Jalapeno Poppers

Notes

  • Jalapeño peppers can vary quite a bit in size. For best results, choose uniformly sized small to medium peppers for this recipe.
  • The cheese mixture will puff up a bit while baking, so don’t overstuff each pepper half while filling or the cheese may overflow onto the baking sheet.
  • Prepare in advance by filling and wrapping the jalapeño peppers, and storing them in the fridge until ready to cook and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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