Chorizo and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

In addition to finding side dishes and what not for our Thanksgiving table this year, I am also looking for appetizers to put out while we watch the parade (Ryan still thinks we’re watching football instead. Shhhh don’t tell). These little devils just might make the list. They are spicy, creamy and bacon-y. You’re already consuming about a million calories on Thanksgiving what’s a couple more? Especially when they taste this good.

I should probably just call these jalapeno poppers on crack. Sure we’re all used to the jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and then fried. These, while they are stuffed with cream cheese like their counterparts, are also stuffed with chrozio. And then instead of breaded they are wrapped with bacon and baked. Like I said, jalapeno poppers on crack.

Chorizo and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 6 jalapenos
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces ground chorizo
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and membranes.


Use about a teaspoon of cream cheese to spread a thin layer in the jalapeno. Top with a small mound of chorizo. Wrap the jalapenos with the sliced bacon. Secure with a toothpick if desired.


Place stuffed jalapenos on a prepared baking sheet and bake 20 - 30 minutes or until bacon and chorizo are cooked through.


Allow to cool slightly and serve.



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    December 27, 2017 at 12:07 am

    It’s funny cause my daughter in law gave me a recipe for jalepenos. With sausage and cream cheese. I thought why not kick these up with chorizo and bacon. Made for xmas. Low and behold there is already a recipe. I really thought I invented something new

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      December 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      haha welcome to my world Pam! It’s hard to develop something 100% new these days. But is always fun to hear how other people tweak things! :)

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    February 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    These poppers look like delicious unicorns! Can’t wait to try them!

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    November 28, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Your recipe was posted.

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    Angela James
    November 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I wish I’d had this recipe at the end of the summer. I had a huge crop of home-grown jalapenos from our container gardening!

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    November 9, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I am impressed by these “poppers”. I’ve been trying to conjure up a way to smoke jalapenos in my wok smoker. I think I’m going to try it this weekend. I’ll post the results at

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    November 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Ok…you just took jalapeno poppers to a whole new level… i LOVE it!! These look and sound like something I could eat my weight in!! YUM!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown
    November 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

    My friend makes a fabulous dip using these same ingredients (and maybe sour cream too)…but this version looks really pretty! I’d definitely have a few of these before Thanksgiving dinner!

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