Certain flavors have always meant to be together, like jalapenos and cream cheese. Or bacon and...well, almost anything. Pistachios, however, get forgotten too often! They are a contradiction in your mouth: creamy, smooth nutty flavor with a crunchy texture. At some point it occurred to me to try adding pistachios to stuffed jalapenos, and these delicious beauties were the result. I made two different versions since I'm lactose intolerant and my husband hates goat cheese. Both are delish!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 stuffed jalapeno halves
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Combine Neufchatel cheese, pistachio nuts, Cheddar cheese, and bacon seasoning in a bowl. Spoon cheese mixture into each jalapeno pepper half. Wrap each stuffed pepper with a bacon slice, securing with a toothpick. Arrange peppers on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes. Cool peppers for a few minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute equal amounts of soft goat cheese and omit Cheddar for a dairy-free, equally delicious version! Also, since Bacon Bacon(R) is a vegetarian seasoning, you can substitute vegetarian bacon for a vegetarian-friendly appetizer.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 3.2g 1% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 12.5mg 4% DV; sodium 110mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
I have a little bit of a mixed review here so I am going with 4 star. Pistachio's are $10 a pound here and then you have the hassle of getting the shell off before chopping. I could taste them yes but were they worth it in the end? To me, no. I would have been just as content by adding more cheddar and calling it good. Hubby on the other hand enjoyed the pistachio addition very much. Maybe I just don't care for my nuts to be be warm and softened? Give them a try and you decide for yourself. Read More
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