Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

If you’re looking to add a burst of flavor and a hint of heat to your appetizer spread, these Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are the perfect choice. With a crisp, golden exterior and a cheesy, spicy interior, these poppers are sure to disappear as soon as they’re served.


  • 12 fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut each jalapeño in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and half of the crumbled bacon. Mix until well combined.
  3. Season the cheese mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon the cheese mixture into the jalapeño halves, filling them generously.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Alternatively, you can bake these in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Place the poppers on the grill and cook until the jalapeños are tender and the cheese is melted and slightly golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with the remaining crumbled bacon.
  8. Serve the Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers warm and enjoy!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yields: 24 poppers

These Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are the ultimate appetizer, offering a delightful combination of creamy cheese, savory bacon, and the perfect touch of heat.

Nutrition information: Calories: 92 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g

Indulge in the bold flavors of these poppers that bring together the creaminess of cheddar and cream cheese with the kick of jalapeños. The grilling gives them a tantalizing smokiness, while the bacon adds a crispy, salty contrast. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a game day get-together, these Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers will be the star of the show, disappearing as soon as they’re served. So, make sure you prepare an extra batch, because your guests will be asking for more!

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