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Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

For a delicious appetizer for two, try these spicy bacon jalapeno poppers. The bacon adds a smoky flavor to the traditional popper.—Bernice Knutson, Danbury, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 4 teaspoons cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons shredded Colby cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • Combine cheeses; spread into each pepper half. Wrap a piece of bacon around each pepper half. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp and filling is heated through.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
2 poppers: 160 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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