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Easy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers Appetizer

Bacon jalapeño poppers are an excellent appetizer recipe to have on hand. We are now in the part of the year that brings us game days, holidays, cozy movie nights, and several other reasons for snacking.

If you enjoy stuffed jalapeños, it’s so easy to make your own jalapeño poppers in the oven. With or without the bacon, these delicious peppers are a low-carb appetizer that many people love.

Jalepeno poppers with bacon on a board.

Low-Carb Bacon Jalapeño Poppers in the Oven

My husband is back on the keto diet once again. Both of us tend to gravitate back toward a low-carb lifestyle since that’s when we really do feel our best.

Since he’s all about football and game day snacks, it’s time to get creative with keto party foods. Jalapeño popper recipes are generally low-carb. You don’t even have to tweak anything to make them keto friendly.

As long as you aren’t using fat-free or low-fat ingredients, all your ingredients should be low-carb. Double check your ingredient packages if you are watching your macros closely.

These keto crackers are another crunchy option for game day snacking. They are perfect for a low-carb charcuterie board packed with your favorite meats, cheeses, and nuts.

If you’re not watching carbs, give this Jalapeño Tater Tot Casserole a try. The cheesy, beefy goodness with a kick and be served as a side dish or a whole meal.

Bacon, jalepenos, cream cheese, and other ingredients for poppers.

Keto Bacon Jalapeño Poppers Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this easy appetizer recipe. The exact measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Bacon – You can make slices of bacon or use packaged bacon bits.
  • Jalapeños – Fresh jalapeños sliced lengthwise and with the seeds removed.
  • Cheddar cheese – Shredded.
  • Cream cheese – Softened.
  • Garlic powder.

Easy Jalapeño Poppers Directions

Step One – Get Ready

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set it aside. Slice your jalapeños lengthwise if you haven’t already and remove all the seeds.

Sliced jalepeno peppers with insides removed.
Jalepeno peppers sliced in halves.

Step Two – Make the Bacon

In a medium skillet, cook the bacon slices until they are crisp. Place them on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess grease. Allow them to cool.

Mixing cream cheese and cheddar in a bowl.

Step Three – Make the Filling

In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, softened cream cheese, and garlic powder. Mix well to fully combine all the ingredients.

Sliced jalepenos stuffed with cream cheese.

Step Four – Fill the Jalapeños

Stuff each jalapeño with the cheese mixture and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese onto the poppers. Crumble the cooled bacon onto the tops of the poppers.

Jalepeno poppers on a baking sheet with foil.

Step Five – Bake the Poppers in the Oven

Place the baking sheet with the filled and topped jalapeños into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the jalapeños are tender.

Stuffed jalepenos on a foil baking sheet ready for the oven.

Step Six – Serve and Enjoy!

Let the poppers cool, so you don’t burn your mouth! Serve them warm, but make sure the explosion of deliciousness in each bite doesn’t cause harm. I’m sure we’ve all been through this, right? 😉

Several bacon jalepeno poppers on a cutting board.
Bacon jalepeno poppers with cream cheese on a surface.

Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers Recipe Notes and FAQ

Can I use bacon bits?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked bacon bits instead of freshly cooked and crumbled bacon.

Stuffed jalepenos with bacon and cream cheese.

Are jalapeño poppers keto friendly?

Yes, if you make this recipe as directed, each popper should be about 1 net carb. Check the labels of your individual ingredients to make sure if you are counting your macros closely. If you choose fat-free or low-fat cheeses, that will alter the carb count.

Several stuffed jalepeno poppers with bacon.
Yield: 12

Bacon Jalepeno Poppers

Jalepeno poppers with bacon on a board.

Quick and easy bacon jalapeño poppers in the oven. These peppers are delicious as appetizers or snacks and are naturally low-carb and keto friendly.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 6 jalapeños, sliced lengthwise seeds removed
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a medium skillet, cook bacon until it is crisp. Place the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease, and allow it to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together one-quarter cup of shredded cheddar cheese, softened cream cheese, and garlic powder.
  4. Fill each jalapeño with the cheese mixture and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining one-quarter cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the jalapeño poppers.
  6. Crumble the cooled bacon over the top of the jalapeño poppers and place the baking sheet in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the jalapeños are tender. Enjoy!


As an alternative to freshly cooked and crumbled bacon, you can also use pre-cooked bacon bits in this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 popper

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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