Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos

Welcome to day four of Super Bowl Snack week. Jalapeno poppers are a classic super bowl snack, whether they are baked or fried. Recently it has been common to wrap bacon around cream cheese stuffed jalapenos. With this recipe, I decided to mix it up a little bit and mix crispy bacon with cream cheese and a little goat cheese before stuffing and baking the jalapenos. The result is a spicy, creamy bite with just a little bit of crunch. Yum!

The Recipe

  • Makes 10

Ingredients:

  • 5 large jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed (Note: you want to create a shell for the cheese and bacon mixture)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 ounces goat cheese crumbles
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown bacon, strain on paper towel and set aside.
  3. Bake empty jalapeno skins for 6-8 minutes until they are slightly softened.
  4. In a bowl combine cream cheese, bacon pieces and goat cheese crumbles. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Fill each jalapeno with about 2 tablespoons of the mixture. It is okay if they appear a little over stuffed, you get cheesier bites that way.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes then turn on the broiler and broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese turns slightly golden brown. Serve.

For those of you that aren't fans of spicy food, yes, these can be a little spicy, but by removing the ribs and seeds from the jalapenos you also remove the majority of the hotness so don't be afraid to give them a try. Enjoy!

  • Carrie

    Wow, I really love your site. I’ve scrolled through most of your recipes, and everything looks amazing!! Your photography is awesome. This recipe looks so good to me! I love goat cheese, and I bet it makes these taste really great.

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Hi Carrie! Thanks for the compliments! I am a huge fan of goat cheese too and like to experiment by adding it into all kinds of recipes. :)

  • http://www.thecookingphotographer.com Laura Flowers

    Beautiful shot and recipe!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thank you Laura!

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  • http://KathieMills Kathie Mills

    I tried these and they were a big hit. I will definitely make these for hors devours. They are awesome!!!

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