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Low-Carb Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Low-carb Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Low-carb Jalapeno Poppers recipe…

This is an easy low carb appetizer: a low-carb jalapeno poppers recipe, plus it has a nice “bite”. It came from Megan, as many of my best recipes do. She walked in one day with a whole plate of them and said, “try these”. Mmmmm, she knows that if she keeps bringing me her goodies, I’ll keep making her pans of blonde brownies with Heath pieces and white chocolate chips – it’s a little deal we have worked out. Next-door neighbors who love to cook as much as we love to eat…life is good.

Low-carb Jalapeno Poppers recipe…


  • 8-10 large jalapenos – local & organic is best
  • 2-8 ounce cream cheese packages – sometimes I’ll make my own raw milk cream cheese – it’s so easy. First you make raw milk yogurt, then just strain it through a cheesecloth. (I tie mine to a knob above my counter, and the whey drains into a bowl underneath.) After the whey drains out, what’s left in the cheesecloth is cream cheese! It was so exciting the first time I did it and it tasted just like store-bought! (How sad that I was excited about that fact, it shows how warped I am!)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese – I use organic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (to your taste)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to your taste)
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds hickory smoked bacon – best from a local farmer who raises grass-fed animals. If you don’t have a good local source, you can buy safe, healthy meat online here.


Split jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Jalepeno Poppers Recipe-2

Mix cream cheese and cheddar together, add garlic and sea salt. (I used my Bosch to make fast work of it!)

Jalepeno Poppers Recipe

Stuff the peppers very full, wrap with a piece of bacon (or add pieces to the mixture if you’d rather, like I did in the picture above). Place them on a cookie sheet (I line mine with parchment paper), and bake at 450* about 30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

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  1. I just wanted to say, I made these while camping in my RV with my husband and they are the best poppers I’ve ever eaten! I didn’t wrap the bacon but cut it small and laid the pieces all over the tops and of course I cut the recipe in half just for the two of us and we still have some left overs. Hubby thinks they will be excellent cold, we’ll see, LOL! Great recipe, a real keeper!

  2. It looks like the bacon has been added to the filling in the photo above, rather than being used to wrap the pepper. That might work out better, anyway…

      • Sorry, I’m not much of a cook, so this might be a stupid question…if I want to do pieces of bacon, like the photo, should I cook the bacon before hand? or do you cut up raw bacon and put the pieces in the cream cheese mixture?

        • Hi Corrie,

          You’d want to cook the bacon first – I’ll fix that in the post too, thanks for bringing it to my attention! (Not a stupid question at all!)


        • Hi Corrie,

          Not a stupid question at all! I should’ve put that in the post and will go fix it now.

          You’ll want to cook it first.


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