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Every other week we get a produce basket from our local produce co-op.  This is the only way I buy produce, but it does have a few surprises that will get thrown in—like every 3rd or 4th co-op we will come home with 20+ jalapeno peppers!?!  That’s about 20 more than my mouth can handle, and for a while I would beg my mother-in-law (who is an amazing cook and will eat anything) to take them and use them. Then my husband decided to try his hand at jalapeno pepper poppers.  Now when our produce baskets have jalapeno peppers, my older girls immediately request that he make them!

These can still be on the hot side, but don’t shy away yet—I’m not a fan of super spicy food and I love them.  To take away some of the heat, you can dip them in ranch dressing. You could also get poblano peppers instead of jalapenos if you aren’t quite brave enough to tackle the jalapeno.

Note: These are super easy to reheat if you need to make them the day before. Fully cook them the first day and then stick them in the fridge covered. Then put them back in the oven until they are hot and serve.

Easy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 large jalapeno peppers,
  • 1 package cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 12 slices bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Cut into jalapenos lengthwise, remove seeds fully and discard seeds.  (If you have sensitive skin you may want to wear gloves for this or at least wash your hands as soon as you finish).
  3. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cumin and garlic powder until combined.  
  4. Precook bacon to get most of the grease out.  You still want it soft so you can shape it around each jalapeno.
  5. Fill insides of each jalapeno with the cheese mixture.  
  6. Wrap each cheese filled jalapeno with a slice of bacon.   
  7. Place wrapped jalapeno poppers on a baking pan.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is fully crispy pepper has softened.

Looking for an additional dish to take to the next holiday party? Check out our onion chip dip or caramel coconut freezer pie!