Who doesn’t like some bacon? If you like bacon, you will love it after eating this. Another appetizer suitable for a solo run, or to be shared at your dinner party.



6 servings

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes


635 kcal


  • 36 jalapeño peppers

  • 1 (227g/8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed to a paste

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, chives, or other herbs of choice

  • 18 strips bacon

  • ½ batch The Best Blue Cheese

  • Dressing, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  • Remove the stems from the jalapenos and cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the insides of the peppers and set aside.
  • Combine the cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized mixing bowl. If using, stir in the herbs. Stuff the peppers with the cream cheese mixture using a butter knife.
  • Cut the bacon strips crosswise in half, then wrap one half strip around each stuffed pepper and secure with a toothpick.
  • Bake the poppers for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked, on a rimmed baking sheet. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve with blue cheese dressing on the side.
  • Although these are best served fresh, any leftover poppers and dressing can be refrigerated in separate airtight containers for up to 3 days. Reheat the poppers in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F until thoroughly warmed.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories635
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.7g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
  • Sodium 867mg 37%
  • Total Carbohydrate 101.6g 34%
    • Sugars 19.6g
  • Protein 28.7g 58%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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