Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

These creamy, savory Jalapeño Poppers are a go-to appetizer for any summer get-together. Wrapped in crispy bacon, these poppers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget to grab some gloves before you start the prep.

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1

    Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat your oven to 425 degree F.

  • 2

    Cut the stem off each jalapeño. Then cut in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, melon baller or grapefruit spoon, scrape out the seeds and membranes of the jalapeños.

  • 3

    Combine cream cheese, green onion, garlic powder and cheddar cheese in small mixing bowl. Stuff into the jalapeño halves.

  • 4

    Take a piece of bacon and wrap around each jalapeño half, securing them with toothpicks.

  • 5

    Refrigerate jalapeño poppers for at least an hour. This helps prevent the cheese from melting out when you are grilling or baking them.

  • 6

    To Grill: Grease grates of grill. Place jalapeños on grill cut-side down and grill just until bacon begins to crisp. This should take about 6 minutes. Gently loosen bacon from the grill and flip jalapeños over. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook an additional 10-12 minutes or until bacon is cooked and cheese is melted.

  • 7

    To Bake: Place jalapeño poppers cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and bacon is crisp.

  • 8

    Serve hot!