Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers: Spiced up cream cheese-filled peppers wrapped in bacon are perfect for game day or any gathering!

These stuffed jalapenos are a perfect way to shake up your appetizer routine! Salty, creamy and spicy flavors in every bite.

Jalapeno Poppers on an appetizer plate and on in the background

Jalapeno Poppers

I’ve wanted to try a Jalapeno Popper recipe 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 to make some stuffed jalapenos.

Tips to Make your Poppers!

Removing the seeds and ribs decrease the heat by a lot. No need to worry about fiery tongue after your first bite. These bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers received rave reviews from my girlfriends. I’ve seen versions with shredded cheese mixed into the cream cheese.

If you want crispier bacon, partially cook your strips before wrapping around the peppers.

Next time I will incorporate some cheddar or Monterrey Jack into my jalapeno poppers recipe.  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 on this Book Club Menu.

The Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

The list of ingredients is short and simple: cream cheese, fresh jalapenos, and bacon need to be added to your grocery list. Your kitchen may already be stocked with onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning.

If you’re unfamiliar with Old Bay Seasoning, it’s a wonderful staple to have on hand when boiling shrimp or making crab cakes. Besides salt and pepper, it contains celery salt, paprika, and red pepper flakes.

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 12

Stuffed jalapeno peppers wrapped in bacon for a terrific party appetizer!


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 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


  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.


Adapted from Doughmesstic

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g


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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 overeat when I deprive myself.