Jalapeno Poppers #SkinnyTip

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

I’ve wanted to try Jalapeno Poppers for years! But you know the situation. I have the  hubby who only uses a microscopic amount of salsa on his chips and shies away from any dish with major heat. I had to tread cautiously. So when my turn to host book club came around again, I knew I had my chance.

Removing the seeds an ribs decrease the heat by a lot. No need to worry about fiery tongue after your first bite. These received rave reviews from my girlfriends. I’ve seen versions with shredded cheese mixed into the cream cheese. Next time I will incorporate some cheddar or Monterrey Jack.  Gooey cheese can never be wrong! If you’re so inclined add between a half cup and one cup of shredded cheese to the filling. This was the last recipe from my book club menu in April. All the dishes I served can be seen here.

The Recipe

Jalapeno Poppers
 
Ingredients
Adapted from Doughmesstic
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise and seeded (use disposable gloves to do this)
  • 12 slices of bacon, uncooked
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix together cream cheese and spices in small bowl. Spoon or pipe mixture into each jalapeno half, smooth with offset spatula. Wrap each in bacon, and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes or till bacon looks well cooked.
Yield: 12 poppers
    Total time: 1 hour

      Skinny Tip

      I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

      Tip #10: Don’t let yourself get over-hungry. I eat every 3-4 hours, to avoid that “I’m starving” feeling. I tend to over eat when I deprive myself.

      Comments

      1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        You know I’m on board for this one-love my ‘penos! I like the spices you’ve added:@)

      2. They look really nice 🙂 not sure I could handle them though 😀

      3. Hotly Spiced says:

        Hi Liz, I don’t know what’s going on but I haven’t had an email notification of your posts for quite some time. I thought you must have been taking a break. I guess something has happened with my subscription so I’m going to resubscribe and hope for the best. Will let you know if I start receiving notifications via email again xx

      4. Hotly Spiced says:

        Just tried to resubscribe and it says I’m already subscribed! But I’m not getting an email notification! Will hope that the situation corrects itself xx

      5. I love jalapeno poppers! They’re one of my favorite appetizers ever. And I love that these are wrapped in bacon. Yum. Pinning!

      6. I love that you wrapped these poppers in bacon – they look fantastic! That’s awesome that the girls in the book club enjoyed these too – they’re so lucky the get to sample all your incredible dishes 🙂

      7. LOVE these poppers, Liz. Soon as the peppers in my garden are ready for picking, I’ll be ready for popping! Another great Skinny Tip to eat every 3-4 hours; not only does it keep hunger at bay, it stokes metabolism.

      8. Gooey cheese is always a good thing! These a brilliant — I’ve never seen bacon-wrapped poppers. But I soon will — at our house! Love this — thanks.

      9. I’ve heard of jalapeno poppers before but never tried them. I can imagine how well the cheese and bacon go with the jalapenos, though. An easy and very tasty little appetizer!

      10. That is my idea of a great appetizer! Thanks for the recipe!

      11. Oh yum – they look amazing!!!

      12. OOOOMMMMMGGeeee this looks delish! I could eat them ALLLLL!

      13. Yum, these look fantastic! I love jalapeño poppers, but haven’t made them myself. Thanks for a great and easy recipe 😀

      14. Thanks so much for the skinny tips. I look at the food you create and then see you flitting off to a blogging event with other bloggers and you are so beautiful and healthy looking. I don’t need to be told twice to eat every few hours. 🙂 Seriously, I think it’s a great addition to your blog.

        The poppers would be terrific for a get-together I’m going to over the weekend.

      15. Oh yum these look delish! I love that the recipe is so simple and I’ll bet it gets eaten up in no time at all.

        Well guess what? Suddenly I’m getting everyone’s posts sent to my email and now I can’t post replies to the comments everyone posts on my blog. I’m telling you, if it’s not one thing it’s another. Go figure!

      16. Gooey cheese is always good, indeed…Your book club friends are lucky to have you as a member, Liz. In addition to appreciating your insights about the pages, the empty platters are living proof of their appreciation of your culinary contributions =)

      17. These poppers look fantastic, Liz! Nothing could go wrong with cream cheese and bacon… This is a party must-have!

      18. These poppers are so unique! I love the cream cheese filling and the bacon wrap.

      19. Liz, these jalapeno poppers look delicious, like it wrapped in bacon…yum!
        Enjoy the rest of your week 😀

      20. Kumar's Kitchen says:

        a tempting appetizer…can imagine the wonderful flavors and cheesy taste in every bite….so good,scrumptious,thanks 🙂

      21. Fantastic idea. I like a hot bite now and then!

        ela h.

      22. Cream cheese, onion, garlic, bacon and pepper! What’s not to like in this?! We ‘ll definitely try it, maybe mixing cream cheese with a bit of kalathaki cheese (that’s feta-like).
        Thank you Liz, delicious idea!

      23. My fiance can’t take the heat either! It is such a buzzkill sometimes. But in this case, I’m not sure I’d want to share anyway!

      24. These looks absolutely delicious. I love the spices you’ve added 😉

      25. I run the other way when there is any sign of ‘spice’ even near my plate. I just can’t. However, my mom made jalapeno poppers last summer and I actually loved them!! Isn’t that crazy?! But you are so right, Lizzy, scoop those seeds out and its nothing more than a slight ‘kick’ which I can handle. These poppers wrapped in bacon..mmmmm mmm mmm…they would be awesome with shredded cheese! 😀

        Toodles,
        Tammy<3

      26. Huge favorite on our FB.

      27. Gooey cheese is always a good thing! And you wrapped them in bacon – yes! Wish I had a few of these right now & I the microscopic amount of salsa is too funny!

      28. There is not much better than jalapeno poppers except maybe jalapeno poppers wrapped with bacon. The Old Bay is a new addition that I haven’t seen. What does it take to join this book club?

      29. These look like such a crowd pleaser, love that creamy filling! And your skinny tip is so true – eating every few hours (and always carrying a healthy snack with me) is a must!

      30. My husband and I love poppers but have never had any wrapped in bacon…what a terrific idea.

      31. I would make a meal out of these… you had me at bacon and jalapeno!!

      32. Jalapeno+Bacon! So.Much.WIN!
        I could eat this all day!

      33. This would really be great for July 4th!

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