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Unstuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Unstuffed Jalapeno Poppers

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  • 8 slices bacon thin-sliced
  • 4 oz cream cheese not Neufchatel or reduced fat cream cheese
  • 3 slices hearty bread such as Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty White or Oatmeal bread
  • 3 large jalapeno peppers


  • Cut the cream cheese into 24 cubes. Put in the freezer to harden while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Cut the bacon strips in thirds. Cut the crusts off the bread, and cut each slice into 8 cubes.
  • For the jalapenos, cut the top and bottom off each pepper. Slice each pepper in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds. Cut each jalapeno half in half lengthwise again. Trim each to about the size of the bread cube.
  • Place the bread pieces on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a piece of cream cheese onto each piece of bread. Top each with a piece of jalapeno. Wrap each with bacon putting the ends under. Secure with a toothpick (it helps to pierce the toothpick through, then wrap the end of the bacon around to secure with the end of the toothpick). Bake at 425F until bacon is just crisped (~15min). Yields 24 appetizers.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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