Festival Foods Featured Recipe: Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

bacon wrapped jalapeno recipe
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GRILLED BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS

Festival Foods is sharing great recipes with OnFocus! Creamy, spicy and cheesy, these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect game day or party appetizer. Learn more about this recipe HERE.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 wooden toothpicks
  • 4 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, finely minced
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 10 whole jalapenos
  • 20 strips bacon
  • Ranch dressing for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Soak toothpicks in water for 10 minutes to prevent burning.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat and oil the grates.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onion and garlic powder until well combined.
  4. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and ribs.
  5. Spread cheese mixture into each jalapeno half; do not overfill.
  6. Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeno, ensuring cheese is covered. Secure with a toothpick.
  7. Place jalapenos cut-side down and grill for 5-7 minutes. Flip jalapenos and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until bacon is cooked to desired crispiness.
  8. Remove jalapenos from grill and enjoy with ranch dressing for dipping.

VARIATIONS

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onion and garlic powder until well combined.
  3. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and ribs.
  4. Spread cheese mixture into each jalapeno half; do not overfill.
  5. Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeno, ensuring cheese is covered. Secure with a toothpick.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy. Enjoy with ranch dressing for dipping.

NUTRITION

Per Serving: Calories 70, Total Fat 6g (Saturated 2.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 120mg, Total Carbohydrate 1g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 0g, Includes 0g Added Sugars), Protein 3g, Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 0%, Potassium 2%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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