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Easy Baked Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

If you can handle the heat then these tasty bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers loaded with a rich, creamy cheese filling is just the appetizer for you!

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a plate.

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

On special occasions such as football season game day, or holiday gatherings, it’s fun to make our favorite appetizers. From an easy DIY deli tray, to homemade honey garlic meatballs, putting out appetizers is a grat way to keep company satisfied while we catch up or are busy preparing dinner.

This jalapeno popper recipe is the perfect combination of fresh jalapenos wrapped in crispy bacon. The cream cheese filling helps to balance the naturally hot jalapeño peppers, creating a unique flavor. With just a few key ingedients, these jalapeno poppers are the perfect party appetizer and quite easy to make.

Bacon wrapped jalapeno popper cut open with a fork and knife.

If you want to prepare the appetizer ahead of time, it’s no problem. Jalapeño poppers freeze well so you can assemble them in advance and place them in the freezer in an airtight container until ready to bake. Bake from frozen until poppers are cooked through and bacon is crispy and browned.

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a plate.

Dipping Sauce for Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers pair nicely with a spicy, tangy and slightly sweet sriracha mayo or a classic ranch dressing.

Baked Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Jane and Sonja
An easy recipe for jalapeño peppers wrapped in crispy bacon and loaded with a rich cream cheese filling.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 177 kcal


  • 1 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 green jalapeno peppers medium to large size
  • 12 slices thin slices of bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and using a spoon, remove and discard the seeds.
  • Mix the cream cheese and cheddar cheese together with an electric mixer.
  • Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the jalapeno pepper half.
  • Take a slice of bacon (uncooked) and wrap around the cheese filled pepper.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the jalapeno poppers on top in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and browned.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 315IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword appetizers, bacon, cheddar, cheese, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers
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And that’s it! You’ve got delicious bacon jalapeno poppers to bring a little heat to your next meal. We hope you’ve found these step-by-step instructions and easy jalapeño poppers recipe helpful!

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a plate.

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