Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos recipe
Hosting a Super Bowl party this year? We’ve got you covered. Here are some recipes that factor in both New Year’s resolutions + Super Bowl party plans:
- French Onion Dip with Caramelized Onions
- Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts
- White Bean Spread (gluten-free)
Today’s recipe, Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, is all party and no resolution. Unless you resolve to eat one more, which I would highly recommend.
I keep saying Super Bowl party plans, like I have a clue. Neither my husband nor I are football fans, so the Super Bowl isn’t exactly on our radar.
Last year, our friends invited us to a non-Super Bowl party. None of us knew or cared who was playing, but we still had a great time eating an amazing spread of appetizers. We didn’t turn the TV on once. Seriously, I have no idea who won the Super Bowl last year, but I can list off every single thing I ate that day. I think that might be a little bit weird?
At the top of the list would be these amazing Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos. I’ve seen them on restaurant menus, but I’d never actually tasted one before. I put one on my plate just to be polite, and before I knew what happened I had eaten a socially embarrassing number of these little green cheese and bacon boats.
The recipe comes from my friend Shelly’s great aunt, who is a rodeo barrel racer. Which makes me love this recipe that much more.
Jalapenos have the perfect amount of heat to give these appetizers a nice kick without being too overwhelmingly spicy.
While scraping out the seeds, you might want to wear gloves. I never bother, and it’s not a huge deal. As long as you don’t mind a slight burning sensation in your hands.
Then you fill each jalapeno pepper with a simple mixture of bacon + three cheeses. It melts into an addictively delicious combination that will be a huge hit at your next party, whether the Super Bowl is involved or not.
We plan to have our second annual non-Super Bowl party this year, and I’m hosting. You’d better believe these will be on the menu. I get excited just thinking about it. Now… who’s playing again?
Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
10-12 jalapeño peppers
1 c. pepper jack cheese
1 c. cheddar cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
6 strips crisp bacon, crumbled
- With a sharp knife, cut each jalapeno in half. You can cut off the stem, but it helps hold the filling inside and provides a convenient handle for eating. Scrape out the seeds with a small spoon. Place the empty jalapeno halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer (or by hand), beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the pepper jack and cheddar cheeses. Sprinkle in the crumbled bacon and stir until evenly incorporated.
- Stuff the pepper halves with the cheese mixture using the same spoon you used for scraping out the seeds. The filling should be level with the sides and slightly mounded in the middle.
- Bake @ 350 for 30-35 minutes, until the cheeses are melted and set and the peppers are slightly dark/charred on the edges.
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Barbara R Eubanks says
Can the stuffed peppers be frozen for later use? I’m the only one in my house that eats spicy foods.
Barbara Eubanks says
Thank you. I’m the only one here that eats them and I hate to waste anything.
Barbara Eubanks says
Can these be frozen for use at a later date?
Teresa Black says
I have frozen them many times. Just stuff and freeze individually in single layer then bag. You will have to cook longer obviously – I do not thaw them first
These are my absolute dream – spice and cheese. Who couldn’t love these!?
These are Awesome! I’ve been making these for a few years now. Probably make them once a month! I make them often when we have company. Everyone loves them. And seriously…..I haven’t gained any extra pounds! I don’t use pepper jack cheese though and sometimes I will wrap bacon around the pepper and hold with a toothpick. Delicious!
If you wear contacts, I highly recommend wearing gloves while working with jalapenos. I’ve made the mistake of not too many times. You would think I would learn. The oils in the pepper don’t wash out with soap and water. Your eyes will thank your later.
My family LOVES jalapeño poppers. We make a very simple version-fill with cream cheese and sprinkle generously with Seasoned Salt and bake till soft and charred around the edges.