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By now you should know Blended Kitchen LOVES bacon. We also love spicy. We also love cheese. Today, we’re having a bit of a ménage à trois with our three loves as we combine them into one absolutely fabulous appetizer.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños | Blended Kitchen
Prepare to fall in love with bacon all over again when you bite into these delicious little peppers. A little bit spicy, a little bit creamy and a little bit bacon-y? There’s absolutely nothing better than these.

finished jalapenos

Ahhhh, the love…

Ingredient picture

3 ingredients – bacon, jalapeños and cream cheese. Center cut bacon is the least fatty cut of bacon, so we prefer to use that. Turkey bacon can also be used if you’re looking for a healthier option.

Now, this point of preparation is VERY IMPORTANT. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES OR PICK YOUR NOSE FROM THIS POINT ON! The heat from the jalapeños can stay on your fingers for a few hours – and cause a lot of tears. Wear thin kitchen gloves if you want, but we just use the spoon, lots of cold water and try to remember the above tip!

cleaned jalapeno

Place all the jalapeño halves on a tray and pat dry with a paper towel.

Fill the jalapeno cavity with cream. cheese. Reduced fat can be used.

Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese.

Wrap one slice of bacon around each jalapeno half.

Wrap each jalapeño half with bacon, wrapping the ends under the jalapeño.

wrapped on tray

Place the wrapped jalapeños on a foil covered pan.

jalapeno's in oven

The bacon will start to brown and the cheese will start to bubble after approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Ovens can vary in temperature so keep an eye on it.

finished jalapenos

Can you feel the love? We’re feeling hot, hot, hot!

Here’s the recipe
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
12 fresh jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 package of center cut bacon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Spread cream cheese into jalapeño pepper halves; wrap each with a piece of bacon. While wrapping, tuck each bacon end under the jalapeño to keep it from unraveling.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Due to oven temperatures varying, keep an eye on the jalapeños.

When the bacon is sizzling and the cream cheese is melted, remove from the oven and enjoy!

Nom. nom. nom.