5-Ingredient Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers are a classic appetizer that everyone loves! Great for game day parties and casual get togethers, these spicy bites make any menu better. Especially this version.

Made with just five simple ingredients, this recipe once stopped a foodie friend in his tracks at a party. “I must have this recipe. It is literally the best popper I have ever eaten.” He was shocked to discover just how basic the recipe was!

We think you’ll be shocked, too. At just how quick, easy and insanely delicious this recipe is. Truly, the best jalapeño poppers ever.

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5-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

The most simple and delicious Jalapeno Poppers you’ve ever eaten!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12


  • 1 (3 oz) package bacon bits
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 12 fresh jalapeños, halved and seeded
  • chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together bacon bits, cream cheese, 1 c of cheese and onion salt. Fill jalapeño halves with cream cheese mixture. Transfer stuffed peppers into a nonstick baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and peppers are soft and tender. Remove and cool slightly before serving. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, if desired.


  • Serving Size: 24

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