Easy Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Homemade Jalapeno Poppers ~ so so good!!! 

Here is what you need:
Jalapenos (I used about 20...you can use more or less depending on what you need)
Cream cheese (8 oz. tub)
Bacon (I used 6 strips but if you like bacon use more by all means!)
Mexican shredded cheese (8 oz. bag)

Heat oven or grill to 350 degrees F.

***TIP***  To prevent your fingers burning from the jalapeno juice, wear rubber gloves while you cut and prepare your peppers.  Otherwise you may feel the burn for awhile.  You definitely don't want to touch your face or eyes while working with these puppies!

Wash and dry peppers.

Cut off tops

Halve and remove seeds

Cover tray with foil

If you like spicy then it's okay to leave a few seeds behind...the spice is in the seeds!

Cook your bacon.  If you count 7 that's because I cooked one extra to split with my Honey.  I'm thoughtful that way ;)

Meet Mr. Bacon.  He watches over the bacon cooking to make sure that everything goes okay.  No over-crispy bacon here thanks to the watchful eyes of Mr. Bacon...no sirree.

Mix the cream cheese, chopped bacon and Mexican cheese mix in a bowl

Fill the jalapeno halves with the cheesy mixture

Place in oven or grill ~ check after 15 minutes.  If the peppers are cooked through and the cheese is melty and brown on top they are ready...if not leave in for a few more minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Oh my, these are so good.  I must credit this recipe to my wonderful friend Tina.  Each time I watch her cook I learn something new.  She's amazing.



  1. 2 kinds of cheese and bacon??? Whats not to love here?! I'm cracking up over Mr. Bacon! Everyone needs one of those! We have the exact same Maytag stove...only mine doesn't have a Mr. Bacon!

  2. Oh my goodness, these ingredients inlove and they are so part of my diet, and I cannot wait to make them!! Yum, yum!!

  3. Oh, I made these once.
    They were SO delicious.
    But I did NOT wear gloves!> So glad you warned of that.
    Not long after making them, the burning just multiplied, and my hands/fingers were in more pain, than I have ever experienced in my entire life. I'm talking hell. I'm a tough girl. But it was more intolerable and worse than being tattoo'd, or natural childbirth, by a long shot.
    I never made that mistake again!

  4. I am literally drooling here! These look so delicious, I love jalapenos, and will be adding all these ingredient on my shopping list. Thanks so much for sharing. I will be pinning this for sure. Found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia!

  5. these are currently cooking in the oven! Thank you so much for sharing! I put two handfuls of French's French Fried Onions in the mix and decreased by half, considering I only picked up 7 to try this. I will let you know how it turns out.
    When I cut them, I rinsed in cold water right away, and never got the burn from them (I ran out of gloves).

  6. You are so lucky to have Mr. Bacon helping you out. Those look so good.

  7. Following from the blog hop. I love this recipe.My youngest daughter always begs for them when we eat out, I have to try these. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

  8. This looks so yummy!!! I love to try something new like this. It seems we eat the same things because of convenience. I also am not a cook! My mother was a fantastic cook, but I was always outside and didn't pay attention! Thank goodness you share your yummy recipes! poppers nz