3 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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3 Ingredient bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are a spicy crispy appetizer. Crispy bacon wrapped around spicy cream stuffed jalapeno are a crowd pleaser.

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Theme of the Week

The theme for this week is 3 Ingredient recipes. The last two recipes; 3 ingredient tomato cheese toast and 3 ingredient pork chops are quick and easy recipes, and cook under 10 minutes. Today’s recipe, 3 ingredient bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers is another easy one, though it takes 30 minutes to bake. Nonetheless, a keeper.

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What are Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers?

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are jalapeno peppers stuffed with creamy cream cheese, wrapped with bacon and baked till crisp. This spicy, creamy, bacon wrapped jalapenos are very addictive and disappear in matter of minutes. Hence, make them for any BBQ parties, game day party or any gathering and trust me, there won’t be any leftovers.

With so many flavors of cream cheeses available these days, pick a flavor of choice for the stuffing. I used garden vegetable and garlic & herb flavors. I prefer garden vegetable and Mr U didn’t even notice the difference. Since jalapenos peppers are de-seeded, these are not very spicy, at least to my palate. Thus, consider jalapeno flavor for spicy poppers.

Plate of 3 ingredient bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

How to make 3 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Total Time: 45 – 50 minutes
Preparation: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 25 – 30 minutes
Yields: 20 Poppers


  • 10 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded
  • ½ tub (7.5 oz tub) of Cream Cheese (use plain or flavor of choice)
  • 1 pack Bacon, thick cut


  • Wash jalapeno peppers, wipe and cut into two, lengthwise. Carefully seed the peppers and remove any thick membrane. Use a pair of gloves when seeding the peppers, if sensitive to pepper heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Stuff 1 – 1 ½ tsp of cream cheese in each piece of pepper.
  • Cut each bacon strip into two and wrap a strip of bacon around each stuffed pepper. If jalapeno peppers are long/big, use a full strip of bacon. For small to medium sized jalapenos, half strip of bacon is just sufficient.
  • Place each popper on a baking sheet and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, on middle rack in a preheated oven until bacon is crisp. Small and medium sized poppers are done in 25 minutes and long poppers in 30 minutes. And for 2-3 poppers that were long, I wrapped a single strip of bacon, hence the 30 minute of bake time.
  • Serve hot with some soda or bear.


  • Cream Cheese – Use plain cream cheese or any flavor of choice. I used garden vegetable for 10 poppers and garlic & herb for the rest. My preference is garden vegetables flavor. Jalapenos were not spicy and since I seeded the peppers, they were not spicy hot. So, for spicy poppers use jalapeno flavor.

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