Yum Peaceful Cooking: Natalie's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Monday, August 4, 2014

Natalie's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

My daughters both claim they don't like to cook, yet when they do, they knock it out of the park! As a foodie and someone who loves to cook good food, it just makes my heart sing when my girls make something they're so excited about and proud of...that I am asked to post their recipe.

My oldest daughter, Natalie made this batch of Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers the other night. She had them at my sister's house when she was there a few months back and loved them. (We are all blessed to have a family filled with amazing cooks!)  She didn't write down what she did so I picked her brain to try and get some measurements and guide lines for this recipe. Obviously it's a recipe that can be altered according to taste. I'll give you some estimated measurements but by all means, eyeball it and add as much as you want to where it "looks" right.

Natalie's Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
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1 lb jalapenos
2 lbs bacon
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped
Minced garlic to taste (at least 1 tsp but probably closer to 1 TB cuz we love garlic)

Preheat the oven to 375'

Trim the stems off the jalapenos, slice in half and use a spoon to remove the membranes and seeds (unless you're into the heat...then leave it in!). Set aside

(wash your hands really well and don't touch your face! Your finger will be spicy for quite some time. If you have gloves, use them.)

Cut the bacon slices in half.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and garlic.

Fill each jalapeno 'boat' with the cheese mixture and wrap with a slice of bacon. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Continue until all of the jalapenos have been filled and wrapped.

Bake for 30 minutes. Then stick them under the broiler and broil for an additional 3 minutes so the bacon gets nice and crispy.

Let cool a few minutes and serve!

I only got to try one. Natalie and her friend enjoyed them so much they ate almost all of them up! The one I tried was delicious...and how could it not be? Some of my favorite ingredients all wrapped in one (garlic, cheese and bacon!)....you really can't go wrong with this recipe. Perfect little appetizers for your next party.

Note: My sister likes to dip the tops of these bad boys in panko crumbs before popping them in the over, for some added crispiness.

Natalie, I am so proud of you! You done good, girl! I hope that some day you will find joy in cooking, the way your aunts, mimi, and I do... and the way your great grandmothers did.

I love you sweetie! <3


  1. Oh my. I can see why you only got one. They look sensational.

  2. They look awesome! I wish my daughter would take an interest...hopefully someday! :)

  3. Yes, we Moms beam with pride with our children's accomplishments. It's hardwired into us I think. Smiling here. This is such a fun and awesome appetizer, I don't wonder you think it was a home run. I agree and I am not even her Mom!


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