For the past two shore trips, my brother and sister-in-law have hosted a super fun beer tasting event. My older brother has become somewhat of a brew master. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but his beers are surprisingly really tasty!
My sister-in-law, blogger over at the Domestic Duck, pairs each beer with a delicious appetizer. Since I couldn’t really drink this summer, I took full advantage of chowing down on all the yummy bites. There were lots of amazing apps, but my ultimate favorite by far was the tasty jalapeño poppers.
I know I usually try to post healthy recipes, but these are just too good not to share. Besides, bacon is good for you… right?
Every since that shore trip, I’ve been thinking about these jalapeño poppers. With football season approaching, I thought these would be a perfect appetizer to enjoy while watching the game.
Tasty Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
My sister-in-law’s jalapeño poppers recipe is an easy one to follow. They are a great appetizer for a large crowd. You can even make them in advance, and simply pop them into the oven right before your guests arrive.
They may not be the healthiest snack in the world, but they are a great way to introduce your kids to jalapeños. I’m always trying to sneak in veggies whenever I can.
- 12 jalapeños, smaller-medium sized
- 12 slices of bacon, cut in half *thinner works better than thick cut
- 6 oz cream cheese, softened slightly
- 1/2 C sharp cheddar, shredded
- 2-3 scallions
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut jalapeños in half. Remove seeds and ribs. **Warning: jalapeños are hot, take appropriate precautions and be sure to wash hands after handling.
- Combine cream cheese, shredded cheddar, scallions and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Scoop about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of cheese filling into each pepper, depending on the size of the pepper.
- Wrap on half slice of bacon around each pepper and secure with a toothpick. *If you are preparing these ahead, stop at this point and store in the fridge until you are ready to bake and serve.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of bacon.
- Then, turn to broil for 2-4 minutes to brown the cheese and crisp up the bacon.
- This delicious recipe was brought to you by my fabulous sister-in-law, Melissa the Domestic Duck. Be sure to check out the other recipe she shared on The Good Mama- her delicious Banana Oat Cookies. They are such a great, healthy snack for the little ones (you’ll want to eat them too).
- For another great appetizer to make this football season, try my Asian-Inspired Cocktail Meatballs.