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Scrumptious Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños (Keto, Low Carb & Gluten-Free!)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 poppers


  • 1, 8 oz. brick softened cream cheese (not whipped or spreadable cream cheese, and not Neufchâtel cream cheese)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar OR shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 clove minced garlic or more
  • 1 green onion green and white parts diced small
  • 8 washed fresh Jalapeño peppers (or 8 - 10 mini red and yellow peppers, or a mixture of both)
  • 16 slices bacon not thick cut or real bacon bits


  • Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Pre-bake sliced bacon on the baking sheet in the oven at 375° for 9 minutes. (Should still be soft and pliable.) Set aside to cool.
  • Mix cream cheese in mixing bowl until smooth and creamy with no lumps. (An electric hand mixer works great for this.)
  • Stir salt and pepper, shredded cheese, fresh minced garlic and diced green onion into cream cheese until thoroughly combined.
  • Set aside cheese mixture.
  • Slice clean jalapeño peppers (or sweet mini-peppers) in half length-wise. (A good sharp knife is helpful!)
  • Remove jalapeño seeds and membranes and discard. (A small melon baller, grapefruit spoon or grapefruit knife works well for this.)
  • Stuff each pepper half with cream cheese mixture.
  • Wrap each stuffed pepper half with one slice of pre-cooked bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  • Place cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapeños on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
  • Optional: At this point you may freeze stuffed peppers for ten minutes or so, to help contain the cheese while baking!
  • TO BAKE: Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350° for milder flavor, or 20 - 25 minutes at 425° for bolder flavor.
  • If needed, broil for a minute or two at the end to crisp up the bacon. (WATCH CLOSELY!)
  • TO GRILL: Grill for 20 minutes, using a grill mat to reduce flareups. Start with the poppers upside down first, then flip right side up 5-6 minutes into grilling. Then grill 10 minutes or more until bacon is crisp.)