Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

  • Serves

    makes 40 Poppers


This addictive finger food is a perfect marriage of textures and flavors: creamy, chive-flecked cheese cuts the bite of roasted jalapeños, while crispy bacon adds crunch.


  • 20 large jalapeños (about 1 lb.), halved and seeded
  • 20 strips bacon (about 1 lb.), cut in half
  • 1 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 23 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. chopped chives
  • 14 tsp. cayenne
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Step 1

Arrange an oven rack 4″ from broiler and heat broiler to high. Place jalapeño halves cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet, and broil just until softened, 3-5 minutes; set aside. Place bacon on another baking sheet; broil until fat is rendered and bacon is halfway cooked; set aside.

Step 2

Turn oven to 425°. Mix cheeses, chives, cayenne, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spoon about 1 tbsp. filling in each jalapeno half. Wrap each with a strip of bacon and secure with toothpicks. Return to baking sheet and bake until bacon is crisp and filling is melted, 10-12 minutes.

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