Jalapeño poppers are a tasty appetizer perfect for game day or really any time at all!
Last night we made these delightfully spicy jalapeño poppers. It was about 8 o’clock at night but we were hungry. Well actually we were just craving something yummy as usual. And what’s yummier (is that a word?) than bacon and cheese? Nothing, as far as I’m concerned.
The spice level of the poppers will depend on the jalapeños. I’ve had some that weren’t spicy at all and that’s always disappointing. I’ve also had some that were almost too spicy to eat. However the ones I made last night were perfect.
The first thing you’ll need to do is cut the jalapeños in half and scrape the membranes and seeds. We always use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and membranes. It’s much easier than using a knife.
Now the cheeses need to be mixed together. The cream cheese should be softened or you won’t be able to mix it together with the cheddar cheese. I also add a bit of black pepper, ground cumin and garlic powder for extra flavor.
Once the cream cheese and cheddar cheese are mixed well add the crumbled bacon pieces and mix again.
Fill the jalapeño halves with a good amount of the cheese mixture. I used 10 largish jalapeños. I like mine with A LOT of cheese so 10 jalapeños were perfect for us. If you prefer to fill them with less of the cheese mixture then you should use a few more jalapeños.
I bake mine for about 25 minutes. You should keep a close eye on them while baking so that they do not burn.
Jalapeños poppers are always great the next day. Just pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I do want to warn everyone to cut the stems off before you microwave any leftovers. Earlier today I was heating up a few in the microwave and all of sudden I see that the stem is on fire. I took it out of the microwave and cut the stems off all of them and all was good. I guess it’s because the stem was so dry but that had never happened before.
In my opinion this is the best way to make jalapeño poppers. I’ve made them many other ways in the past but I find this one the easiest.
Next time you have a get together I highly recommend you make jalapeño poppers they are always a hit! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for visiting. See you next time!
Jalapeño Poppers Recipe with photos
- 10 jalapeños halved
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- black pepper few cracks
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- dash of garlic powder
- 1 lb of bacon cooked and crumbled
Halve the jalapeños and scoop out the seeds and membranes.
Mix the cream cheese and cheddar cheese together with a large spoon. Then add the crumbled bacon and mix well.
Fill the jalapeño halves with the cheese mixture.
Heat oven to 350 and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve and refrigerate leftovers when cool.