Grilled Jalapeño Poppers


Best jalapeño poppers on the grill! Any leftover cheese mixture makes a good spread for crackers while you're waiting.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • cooking spray

  • 8 ounces cream cheese

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 16 whole jalapeno peppers with stems

  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Mix together cream cheese, Cheddar, Parmesan, and garlic powder in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly blended.

  3. Lay jalapeño pepper on a work surface and cut a lengthwise sliver from the side of the pepper, exposing seeds and white membrane. With the handle of a teaspoon, scrape out seeds and membrane, leaving the hollow pepper. Repeat for the rest of the peppers.

  4. Chop up pepper slivers and mix into cheese stuffing. Stuff each pepper with cheese mixture and wrap each stuffed pepper in a half bacon slice. Secure with toothpicks.

  5. Grill stuffed jalapeños on a less-hot part of the grill until peppers are hot and juicy and bacon is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

    close up view of three Grilled Jalapeno Poppers on a white plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
15g Fat
2g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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