Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers: Spicy jalapenos are stuffed with a smoky cream cheese filling, wrapped in bacon, and grilled to perfection for one spicy, creamy bite that is sure to light any appetite on fire!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 6 large jalapenos sliced lengthwise, seed and ribs removed
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 strips bacon cult in half


  • Prepare charcoal grill to medium heat (or gas grill.)
  • Pre-cook bacon on paper towel lined plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Combine cream cheese with paprika, garlic, onion powder and salt.
  • Fill the cavity of each jalapeno with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each jalapeno. You can secure with a toothpick if needed--I have found I don't need one.
  • Place on grill over direct heat, for 10-15 minutes, or until bacon is crispy on the bottom. (Will be less time on a gas grill.)
  • If you would like bacon crispier on the top--pop under broiler for 1-2 minutes. But pre-cooking the bacon, usually eliminates that step.
  • Alternatively, you can wrap the bacon around the jalapenos without pre-cooking and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes--the bacon fat will render directly into your jalapeno, making it super tasty.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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