Starters

Jalapeno Poppers

So… we get invited to parties.  We love parties

“What can I bring?” I say.   “Can you make your Jalapeno Poppers??” they say.

Yes, of course I can.

I’ll show you why this 4 ingredient appetizer is so highly requested

I have 8 jalapeno peppers, 8 slices of bacon cut in half, 4 ounces of cream cheese, 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder

20181231_152028

First off, we need to seed these peppers

The seeds and membranes are what make them spicy and while we want some heat, we also want to be able to eat them without calling in the fire department

I generally choose to wear a disposable glove on my pepper-touching-hand.  Just a precaution, but I cannot tell you how many times I’ve cut jalapenos and then rubbed my eye with soul burning agony

Maybe a little dramatic, but it’s better to be safe, right?

20181231_15235520181231_152420

Slice the peppers lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and membranes

Using a spoon makes de-seeding the peppers an easy job

Let’s mix up our cheese stuffing

Add 4 ounces of room temp cream cheese, 4 ounces of shredded pepperjack cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder to a bowl and stir to combine

20181231_154446

It’s stuffing time.  Divide the cheese mixture equally between the 16 pepper halves

20181231_15462420181231_155133

I’m sure these jalapenos would be delicious if we cooked them right now

But, uh… bacon

Wrap each pepper with a bacon strip and now we’re ready to rock and roll

20181231_155743

I’ve lined a sheet pan with foil for easy clean up.  I’m using a wire rack so the bacon cooks evenly and doesn’t sit in it’s own fat

20181231_160117

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your liking.  Broil for 1 to 2 minutes to crisp up.  Let rest for about 10 minutes (the hardest part of this recipe) and serve!

20181231_163517

20181231_164848 (2)

Enjoy!

Simply Sundays ~ Jalapeno Poppers

  • Servings: 16 poppers
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

Ingredients

8 jalapeno peppers

8 slices of bacon cut in half

4 ounces of cream cheese

4 ounces of pepper jack cheese

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions

Slice the peppers in half lengthwise; scrape out the seeds and membrane

Add 4 ounces of room temp cream cheese, 4 ounces of shredded pepperjack cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder to a bowl and stir to combine

Divide the cheese mixture equally between the 16 pepper halves; Wrap each pepper with a bacon strip

Line a sheet pan with foil for easy clean up.  I’m using a wire rack so the bacon cooks evenly.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your liking.  Broil for 1 to 2 minutes to crisp up.  Let rest for about 10 minutes and serve!

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Pyrex Bakeware Scalloped Pie Plate

Simply Bamboo Maui Bamboo Cutting Board

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece

Spring Chef Baking Rack

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

© Simply Sundays 2019
All rights reserved

10 comments on “Jalapeno Poppers

  1. Lesli Schwartz

    Jalapeno poppers are the bomb! Your recipe looks amazing and so easy to make! Will definitely be making these for Super Bowl Sunday!

  2. Oh yum! I remember making some of these for my husband about 8 years ago and we loved them – I think they’d be great for a party and as I’m hosting a party next weekend I think I’d better put them on the list of things to make!

  3. I love a bit of spice and it never ceases to surprise me how much people tolerance to spice varies. The cheese in these will make them much more tolerable to folk who find jalepeno a little on the hot side, I’ll be in the corner adding the seeds back on top 😮

  4. I would love for you to come to my house and bring these jalapeno poppers. 🙂
    But the recipe is so easy and just a few ingredients, there is no excuse not to make it myself. Delicious!

  5. Pingback: Jalapeno Poppers — Simply Sundays! | My Meals are on Wheels

  6. Whoa. Whoa. and Whoa! 👀🍃

We love reader comments! Tell us what you think!

%d bloggers like this: