This is not an original low carb recipe idea – apparently people have been doing this for awhile and nobody told me!! I feel so robbed of all the years I could have been eating bacon wrapped low carb jalapeno poppers! 😭😭😭
I have to credit this guy for making me see the light, because when I saw his photo on Foodgawker a few weeks ago I was blown away by the recipe possibilities! I made my own version of course, but will forever be grateful to blogchef for the recipe idea!
My hacks: I baked them instead of grilling them, and added salsa verde and cheddar to the cream cheese for some more flavor. I made these low carb jalapeno poppers for our Superbowl gathering and they were a huge hit!
There are some things I would do differently next time I make them though.
1) use thinner bacon – I had thick cut on hand and it took too long to cook and was chewy.
2) Par cook the bacon in the microwave for about 3 minutes to render out some of the fat and get it started. While it’s still pliable I’d wrap it around the stuffed jalapenos and then bake it and I think it would get much crispier that way.
4) Maybe, just maybe, instead of wrapping them I’d just lay a cut strip of bacon over the top because while I’m shocked to be saying this, sometimes less is more and I discovered that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, even bacon!
Either way, these bacon wrapped low carb jalapeno poppers are SO tasty that I could eat them every day for at least a week (and I might!) before I even got close to being sick of them!
- 9 jalapeno peppers
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup salsa verde
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 9 slices bacon cut in half
- Cut the jalapenos in half and remove all of the seeds.
- Combine the cream cheese, salsa verde and shredded cheddar in a small bowl. Once combined, add to a pastry bag or a sturdy 1 quart ziplock bag and cut off one corner so you can squeeze the cheese out of the hole and into the peppers. Fill the peppers with cheese mixture.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon in the microwave or saute pan for a few minutes until it’s starting to brown a little but is still soft and pliable.
- Cool and then wrap each jalapeno half in one piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet (with sides) and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
- Set the oven to broil and cook for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to make sure they don’t burn! This gives the peppers a nice roasty flavor and ensures that your bacon will be crisp.
- Remove the jalapeno poppers from the oven and cool slightly before eating. Super low carb and soooo delicious!!!!
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Peppers
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