Jalapeno, cream cheese, bacon appetizers have to be one of the easiest, but most loved party foods in existence. The combination of these three flavors is out of this world!
This appetizer is nothing new, but I just LOVE these little guys!
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There’s really no need for a recipe for this appetizer/snack because they’re so simple to make. However, since I’m in the business of sharing recipes, this is for you! (Printable recipe below.)
If you happen to have a plethora of jalapenos, here’s a recipe for Jalapeno Shallot Guacamole from my friend, Cynthia from What a Girl Eats.
Jalapeno Cream Cheese & Bacon Appetizers
Cut open jalapeños, remove the seeds, and fill with cream cheese. You may want to use gloves just in case you end up touching your eyes (it will hurt)!
Wrap with bacon (no nitrate/nitrite is the only bacon I use). Don’t buy poor quality bacon as these just won’t taste the same. Trust me on this. One rasher should wrap at least two halves (I cut the bacon easily with kitchen shears).
Bake in a 400° oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked. That’s it! Super quick and simple!
Just a warning: you should make more than you think you will need as these will vanish before your very eyes (that’s the magical part)! Enjoy!
Love bacon? Here are more “bacon-centric” appetizers that are, oh, so easy to make! You could actually have your kids make them, they’re such simple recipes!
And these Bacon and Cream Cheese Filled Mushrooms are very tasty!
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- 12 jalapeños, medium sized
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 12 rashers of nitrate free bacon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Wash jalapeños then remove stem, slice in half and remove seeds.
- Fill with cream cheese.
- Wrap with slices of bacon, and place on rack on baking sheet;
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.
Serving Size:4 halves
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g
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