Pistachio-Stuffed Jalapenos


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 stuffed jalapeno halves


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened

  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 teaspoons meatless bacon and onion seasoning (such as Tastefully Simple® Bacon Bacon®)

  • 8 jalapeno chile peppers, halved and seeded

  • 16 slices packaged precooked bacon

  • 16 toothpicks


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

92 Calories
8g Fat
3g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 115mg 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.