Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers

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These poppers are a hit when grilled or done in the oven. There are never any leftovers! Be sure to grill these first and serve as an appetizer to your guests and pair it with a frosty cold beer!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 6 ounces fresh corn kernals

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half

  • 16 toothpicks

Directions

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

  2. Mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, corn, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

  3. Fill the jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Wrap each stuffed pepper with bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Be sure the toothpick pokes through the bacon as well as the pepper.

  5. Place the poppers face down on the grill over direct heat. Grill until bacon is crispy and brown, about 5 minutes; turn the poppers over and grill until bacon is crisp on other side, 5 more minutes.

Cook's Note

These can also be cooked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 159mg 3%

* 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.