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Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Updated on November 14, 2012

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

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A jalapeno pepper is a medium sized chili pepper. They are typically eaten while still green but sometimes they are allowed to ripen to a crimson red color before eaten. These little beauties are both delicious and nutricious. They are spicy but not overbearingly hot. This recipe includes cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon. The blend of flavors is incredible. Stuffed jalapenos make a great party food, appetizer, or side item.

Cooked stuffed jalapenos -- Yummy!
Cooked stuffed jalapenos -- Yummy!
Cut the stem off each pepper, slice it in half long ways, and remove the seeds and veins.
Cut the stem off each pepper, slice it in half long ways, and remove the seeds and veins.
Fill each pepper half with approximately 1-2 tbsp of cream cheese, depending upon the size of the pepper.
Fill each pepper half with approximately 1-2 tbsp of cream cheese, depending upon the size of the pepper.
Top the cream cheese with approximately 1 tsp of sharp shredded cheese or mexican blend cheese.
Top the cream cheese with approximately 1 tsp of sharp shredded cheese or mexican blend cheese.
Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each stuffed pepper.  (can secure with tooth picks if needed)
Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each stuffed pepper. (can secure with tooth picks if needed)

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Several Servings

Ingredients

  • 10 jalapenos, stems removed, cut in half, & seeds removed
  • 1 8 oz tub whipped cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz bag sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pack bacon, cut strips in half

Directions

  1. Cut the stem off each jalapeno pepper. Split each pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds from the peppers.
  2. Put 1 to 2 tbsp of cream cheese in each pepper. (Depending upon the size of the pepper.)
  3. Top each pepper with 1 tsp of shredded cheese.
  4. Wrap each pepper in half a slice of bacon. Secure with tooth picks if necessary.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees on a flat sheet for about 20 minutes or until bacon is done.
  6. For variation, mix dry ranch dip into cream cheese before filling the peppers.

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Thanks Carol. I really enjoy them. For extra for flavor trying mixing in dry ranch dip mix or 1/2 pack of taco seasoning into the cream cheese before stuffing the peppers. Hope you enjoy!

      P.S. they can also be cooked easily on the George Foreman grill or similiar kind.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      these sound delicious and thanks for sharing this...Getting hungry reading this.