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5-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Preparation 10 Cook Time 20 Serves 12     adjust servings

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


  • 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.

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