Superbowl Special: Stuffed Jalapeños on the Grill

by Krista on February 1, 2013 · 4 comments

Bacon… yes please… cream cheese… uh.. yeah!

One of the most popular dishes for Superbowl season besides the coveted Queso Dip is the Jalapeño popper. Usually these are super creamy and wrapped with tons of bacon and sometimes even breaded and then fried!  My version is a little bit lighter and has a twist to it because they are grilled, so there is a slight smokey taste to the peppers themselves.

Now, I know what your thinking… I thought this was a “Healthy food blog”. Yes, it is. Healthy to me is living and eating in moderation. I don’t go out and have bacon and cheese all the time. But there are a few occasions when you can “splurge” a little bit , times like Thanksgiving or Christmas. I consider the Superbowl one of these times. So… enjoy the splurge and the Stuffed Jalapeños on the Grill! Just make sure to keep a glass of water near by. Or if you’re like me, chase to heat of the pepper down with a carrot! :)


(Printable Recipe)

Stuffed Jalapeños on the Grill
(makes 28 servings)

  • 14 jalapeños, seeded and halved
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro
  • 16 pieces of bacon, halved

Directions: Deseed jalapeños using a spoon to clean out seeds and ribs, unless you want your jalapenos with more of a kick. (and by that I mean ALOT of a kick).

deseed jalapeno cored jalapeno

finished jalapeno

In the mean time, mix together cream cheese, salt, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro.

mixed cream cheese

Put cream cheese mixture into each jalapeño half. (I created my own “piping bag” by putting the mixture into a lunch bag and clipping off the end, made my life a lot easier).

cream cheese jalapeno

Wrap each stuffed jalapeño half with half a slice of bacon and secure with toothpick.

wrapped jalapeno

Place jalapenos on a sheet of foil cheese side up. Heat grill to low heat, once warm place foil sheets on grill.

on the grill

Grill stuffed jalapeños for 30 minutes, or until peppers are tender and bacon is crisp.

completed jalapeno

(Recipe adapted from MyRecipes)


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one } January 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I love this , I love that its wrapped in Bacon Yummy


Krista January 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Bacon totally makes everything better, right?! :)


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