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Stuffed Jalapenos

stuffed jalepeno

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and backyard BBQs will be everywhere. If you want to wow your guests with an appetizer that will impress, I have a recipe for you.  A certain hubby of mine loves those Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers that you can get at certain restaurants.

These simple appetizers call for only 3 ingredients, are easy to put together, and a fraction of the price.  Did I mention that they even taste better?! You could even pop these bad boys on the grill instead of in the oven if you are already grilling!

Stuffed Jalapenos

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Ingredients

  • 20 whole Fresh Jalapenos 2-3 Inches In Size
  • 2 - 8 oz pkgs Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 pound Thin regular Bacon, Sliced Into Thirds

Instructions

  • Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT).
  • Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half. Wrap jalapeno with bacon pieces (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle.
  • Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off.
  • Serve immediately, or they’re also great at room temperature.
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com

 

Tips

  • Gluten Free…They already are
  • Place in pan on grill instead of in oven.
  • Fill and wrap these ahead of time so that you only have to pop them in the oven for the party!

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2 Comments

  1. For something a little easier, substitute the cream cheese for Kraft can cheese, the squirt kind. Cook your jalapeno and bacon, then squirt the cheese in them while they are still hot. YUM!

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