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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

We make these several times throughout the summer and everyone loves them. With ooey-gooey cheese and salty bacon, these jalapenos are irresistible! —Bruce Hahne, Acworth, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 2x1/2x1/4-inch strips
  • 15 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

Directions

  • Place a cheese strip in each pepper half; sprinkle with bread crumbs and bacon.
  • Grill peppers, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4-6 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 38 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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