These Bacon Jalapeno Poppers might not be the prettiest appetizer that you have ever seen, but not a single one was left because they were creamy and cheesy and a little bit spicy all at the same time, plus they had BACON.
This recipe for Bacon Jalapeno Poppers comes from Phil’s Barbecue in Eufala, Alabama and is featured in Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes: A Cookbook & Restaurant Guide by Anita Muscrove. They are naturally low carb, so they would be a great appetizer for most people, including those on a keto diet.
Honestly, they are easy to make and come together quickly. Now if you want to get fancy and want them to look perfect, it will take you longer than it did me to assemble them. Even though they had some filling overflowing, they tasted amazing and disappeared quickly.
How To Make Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- 2 Tablespoons bacon bits
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt to taste
- 14 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
- Hot sauce, optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine cream cheese, green onions, bacon bits, lime juice, garlic and salt. Fill pepper halves with cheese mixture then place on baking sheet.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes until hot and cheese is melted. Top with hot sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.
Recipe excerpted from Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes, copyright 2014, and reprinted with permission.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 4 poppers
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 166 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 292mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 5g
As you can tell by the title, this cookbook combines both food and travel, my two favorite things. (They’re yours, too, right?) The cookbook is divided into 4 regions: Mountain, Metropolitan, River, and Gulf Coast – from the top of the state to the bottom. Anita shares favorite restaurants from the regions plus a favorite recipe from each restaurant.
Even though I have spent 4 decades in the state of Alabama, I am learning new information about the Heart of Dixie thanks to Anita’s book, like the fact that there is a place near Bessemer called Healing Springs and people from all of the world went there to drink from the springs. Anita beautifully captures her early life in Alabama and her love for the state.
And what’s not to love about a great selection of recipe from around Alabama, like Simp McGhee’s Crystal Shrimp and Grits, Heaton Pecan Farm’s Pecan Pie Recipe, or the Original Oyster House’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie?
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