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Crispy, Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers Recipe | An Easy Crowd Pleaser!

Jalapeño poppers are easily my favourite appetizer to make and serve. They’re easy to make, incredibly delicious and always a crowd-pleasing hit. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but my boyfriend and I regularly make and demolish these on our own…

game day snackplatter with cheesy jalapeno poppers, pretzels, hot dogs and chili cheese dip
Want to make the chili cheese dip seen here too? Click here!

These jalapeño poppers are fully loaded with plenty of cheesy goodness and crispy bacon with a bit of a kick here and there. Start off by halving and hollowing out your jalapeños (suggestion: wear gloves, especially if you wear contacts like me! If you don’t, make sure you give your hands a very solid washing before going to the bathroom…) and then stuff them with the tasty cream cheese mixture before finishing everything off with a crispy panko topping. Bake, broil + enjoy!

crispy jalapeno poppers loaded with cheese and bacon

Give these jalapeño poppers a try next time you host a get-together and let me know how quickly they go!

crispy jalapeno poppers loaded with cheese and bacon

Crispy, Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 20


  • 10 Jalapeños
  • 1/2 brick (125 g) Plain Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 strips Thick Cut Bacon cooked + chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Panko


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Halve jalapeños and scoop out the pith/seeds.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic powder, 1/2 the cheddar cheese, 1/2 the bacon and salt + pepper.
  • Fill jalapeño halves with cream cheese mixture.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, panko, remaining cheese and remaining bacon. Top jalapeño halves with this mixture.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. Broil for a couple of minutes if you prefer a crispier top – just keep an eye on them! Cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Keyword Appetizer, game day, jalapeno, snacks