A long-time favourite amongst the keto community, you can't go wrong with this winning combo. Bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers are a party favourite that all your guests will enjoy, keto or not... Well, maybe not vegetarians, but everyone else!
Bacon-Wrapped, Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
- 8 medium-sized jalapeño peppers
- 1/3 cup (3 oz) sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1/4 cup (2 oz) cream cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 slices bacon, halved
- Coconut oil cooking spray or (*avocado oil spray also works)
Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut each pepper in half and remove the inner ribs and seeds, trying to keep the pepper itself intact.
Use a fork to mash together the cheddar, cream cheeses, garlic powder and black pepper in a small bowl.
Stuff the cheese mixture into each pepper half. Make sure the cheese is fully contained in each slice to avoid it spilling over as it melts.
Wrap a slice of bacon around the outside of each pepper Lightly spray each popper with cooking oil spray.
Arrange the poppers on a large baking sheet and bake until the bacon is crispy, about 20 minutes. You can broil the poppers for a couple minutes at the end if you want to brown them more. Allow to cool slightly before putting them out, but serve warm.
What are your favourite variations on the keto jalapeño popper? I'm always game to try different versions. Please share your ideas in the comments. Or if you end up making this recipe, let me know how it goes either in the comments or by tagging me in any photos of your creation on Instagram. :)