Jalapèno Poppers – The PERFECT Southern New Years Appetizer

Jalapèno Poppers – The PERFECT Southern New Years Appetizer

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 jalapeno peppers approximately 3-4 inches long
  • 1 8 ounce block cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 thin slices bacon
  • cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat it with cooking spray.
  • Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and ribs.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
  • Cut the slices of bacon in half crosswise and wrap each pepper half in a slice of bacon, using a toothpick to secure the bacon.
  • Arrange the peppers on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crispy and browned. Serve immediately.

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