Frantastic Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

It doesn’t get much better than Bacon Jalapeno Poppers. I pretty much feel that jalapeno poppers are one of the best snacks you can put into your mouth. The hot jalapeno pepper is complemented by a creamy cheesy filling that takes away the heat the moment you put it into your mouth.
bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a wood plate

My friend Fran Feldman, whom I met a few years back at a food blogger camp made these bacon jalapeno poppers. After a few years, we finally had the chance to cook together during her last pass through Houston.

Fran had mentioned these jalapeno poppers and making them for her co-workers and how they gobbled them up at a party. She made them at an impromptu get together at my house, and we gobbled them up as well.

These bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are baked, but you could grill them just as easy as you can bake them. What makes them extra special is using a food processor to help process the cheese into a nice blend.

She also added a touch of Worcestershire sauce. This adds so much to the filling. When I later made these, I added a small amount of Chipotle powder. Chipotle is a smoked jalapeno pepper, and I love that they give just the right amount of heat and smoke.

I really recommend using gloves when working with these hot peppers. When slicing so many your hands will be exposed to a lot of hot pepper juice. If you are me, you may touch your face, your eyes, your loved ones, and leave and unpleasant burning sensation.

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers are a fantastic low carb and keto-friendly appetizer and finger food. They are great for game day or anytime you want a tasty snack.

Do you love Bacon? Try these bacon recipes

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Bacon Hot Dog
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
Fudpuckers Bacon Wrapped Tuna a la Fud
Red Lobster Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops

bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a wood plate

Frantastic Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Frantastic Bacon Jalapeno Poppers are the bomb.  Unbreaded jalapeno poppers use bacon instead of breading. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Recipes, Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 433kcal


  • 1 pound jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Cheddar or Mexican blend
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 2 pounds bacon
  • Latex Gloves - not required but highly recommended


  • Preheat oven to 375. Slice jalapenos in half and use a spoon to hull out the middle pith and seeds. The seeds is where the bulk of the heat in the pepper is. If you like them hot, leave some of the seeds inside.
  •  Into the bowl of a food processor add cream cheese, shredded cheese, Worcestershire sauce, Chipotle powder, and pulse until the mixture is well blended. Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese blend. Wrap the jalapeno pepper with 1 whole slide of bacon. 
  • Wrap the popper to where the jalapeno pepper is completely covered. Place poppers in a baking sheet. with a wire rack, or you can use a broiling pan. Bake poppers for approximately 15 minutes or until bacon is browned and crisp. Serve Immediately.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 54.3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Dennis

    5 stars
    I have been making this recipe for years now and i am not allowed to come to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with out them. I offer to bring the turkey, the ham, but all they say is, “you know what to bring!”. Thanks for this, i am sorry it is way late for my post, but really, this recipe is awesome.

  2. Krista

    Yes please! Totally one of my favorite superbowl appetizers, I’ll take a plate of those to go! 🙂

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  3. Steve

    Just to add a little kick to this, add 1 minced jalapno to the cream & mexican cheese per 16 oz. I like it smoked in mesquite chips.1

  4. DanF

    I caught that about the temperature, too. I suspect 425 would crisp the bacon better.

    PS: There is no such thing as raw bacon. It is brought up to 145F in the smoking process.

  5. Sara

    These are great and easy. I use 2 tricks. First, put the peppers in the freezer for a while before putting them in oven.
    Secondly, you should use thin bacon. Or at least cook it about half way before wrapping around jalapenos.

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