Football Party Food: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers

Football season is upon us, which means football party food. No tailgating party or homegating shindig is complete without game day snacks. A perfect appetizer for your gathering: bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. Hot from the oven, these delicious stuffed peppers will, no doubt, be a touchdown.

What you will need:

  • 10 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup salsa verde
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 20 toothpicks

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  • Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds using a spoon.


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  • Line a large baking sheet with tinfoil and place the peppers on top of the tinfoil.


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  • Place the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and salsa verde into a mixing bowl. Mix with a spatula until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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  • Spread a spoonful of the cheese mixture into a jalapeño half. Repeat until you have filled all 20 halves with the cheese.


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  • Cut each of the 10 slices of bacon in half. Place the bacon on a paper towel and microwave for 90 seconds to cook the bacon slightly. Remove the bacon from the microwave and wrap each stuffed pepper with a half slice. Stick toothpicks through the centers of the peppers to keep the bacon in place.


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  • Bake for 20 minutes, monitoring closely to make sure the peppers don’t burn. Let cool for a few minutes before serving — and enjoy!