Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers


These jalapeño poppers are creamy in the middle with crispy bacon on the outside. They're easy to make and taste so much better than traditional poppers.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 poppers

Get the party started with this 4-ingredient jalapeño popper recipe. Stuffed with a rich cream cheese-Cheddar mixture and wrapped in crispy bacon, it doesn't get much better than this top-rated appetizer!

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How to Make Jalapeño Poppers

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Jalapeño Popper Ingredients

These are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper recipe:

· Cream cheese and cheese: The rich jalapeño popper filling is a blend of equal parts cream cheese and shredded Cheddar cheese.
· Jalapeños: We recommend wearing food-grade gloves while you remove the seeds and membranes to prevent burning your skin.
· Bacon: Of course, you'll need bacon to wrap up your cream cheese-stuffed jalapeños!

How to Make Homemade Jalapeño Poppers

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers at home:

1. Make the filling.
2. Fill each jalapeño half with cheese mixture, then put the halves back together.
3. Wrap each reassembled jalapeño with bacon.
4. Cook in the preheated oven until the bacon is crispy.

How Long to Cook Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

In an oven preheated to 400 degrees F, your jalapeño poppers should be perfectly cooked with crispy bacon in 25-35 minutes.

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Can You Make Jalapeño Poppers Ahead of Time?

These bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are a great make-ahead appetizer. Simply prep the poppers according to the recipe by stuffing and wrapping the peppers with bacon. Instead of immediately baking, though, place the uncooked jalapeño poppers in an airtight container and refrigerate. Bake just before serving.

How to Store Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

You can store leftover cooked jalapeño poppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. We don't recommend freezing them, as the cream cheese-cheese mixture is unlikely to thaw well.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Great recipe," according to Alicia Brooks. "I changed it some by adding bacon bits to the cream cheese-Cheddar mix and then keeping the jalapeño halves separated and putting more shredded Cheddar on top."

"Delicious," raves Chrissy0k. "I cooked them for the amount of time suggested and then broiled them for about 3-5 minutes and they were perfect."

"Loving this recipe," says Merari Martinez. "It is simple and easy yet delicious! Not everything in life should be complicated!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ½ cup cream cheese

  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 12 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed

  • 12 slices bacon


  1. Gather ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

    all ingredients to make bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers gathered in small bowls on a marble countertop.

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  2. Mix cream cheese and Cheddar cheese together in a bowl until evenly blended. Fill each jalapeño half with cheese mixture.

    jalapeno pepper halve stuffed with cheese mixture an placed on prepared baking sheet.

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  3. Put halves back together and wrap each stuffed pepper with a slice of bacon. Arrange bacon-wrapped peppers on the prepared baking sheet.

    jalapeno halves put together and wrapped in bacon on a baking sheet.

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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy, 25 to 35 minutes.

    bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers bacon until crispy on a baking sheet.

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  5. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

    an overhead view looking down at a platter of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers served with ranch dressing.

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You may wish to wear protective gloves when working with jalapeño peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
18g Fat
3g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* 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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