Quick and Easy Jalapeño Poppers Appetizer

  • Author: Lori Hernandez
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A simple and easy appetizer that is sure to please at any party!



  1. About an hour or two before beginning, pull cream cheese out of the fridge to soften.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Protect your hands, using food handling gloves (and maybe eye protection).
  4. Wash peppers, dry and slice each pepper in half lengthwise.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membranes. Arrange peppers, hollow side up, on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Mix softened cream cheese, shredded cheese and Worcestershire sauce in a medium sized bowl. If adding optional spices, add just a pinch at a time and adjust to taste.
  7. Add a scoop of the cheese mixture to the hollow of each jalapeño pepper half. Press into place.
  8. If using bacon, cut the bacon slices in half, making 24 strips of bacon.
  9. Wrap each strip around a cheese filled jalapeño and secure with a toothpick.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden (and bacon is cooked, if using bacon)


If baking pre-made frozen poppers, be sure to add 2-3 minutes additional baking time. No need to thaw them first – just pull out to the freezer, place them in a baking sheet and put them in the oven.