Keto Jalapeno Poppers

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Jalapeno Poppers

135 ratings

It’s always a treat to learn that a well-loved snack is already keto-friendly in its original form. Jalapeno Poppers, when baked instead of fried, are a perfect snack or appetizer for your ketogenic macro count! Jalapenos are a low-carb food, and they get a boost of protein when wrapped in bacon. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

  • Net Carbs

    3.3 g

  • Fiber

    1.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.6 g

  • Protein

    11.3 g

  • Fats

    17.9 g

223 cals

Keto Jalapeno Poppers

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  • Cream Cheese Spread

    Cream Cheese Spread

    4 ounce

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ¾ cup, shredded

  • Jalapeno Peppers

    Jalapeno Peppers

    5 large - approx 4" - 6" long

  • Bacon


    10 slice - 6" long

Recipe Steps

steps 5

45 min

  • Step 1

    Pre-heat an oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet tray with a sheet of parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and shredded cheddar. You can use the back of a spoon or a fork to soften the cream cheese and make the mixture pliable.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Prepare the jalapenos by removing the stems. Slice each one in half, and remove the seeds.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Spoon the cheese filling into each jalapeno half, until all the filling is used up.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Wrap each filled jalapeno half with a slice of bacon. Make sure to tuck the ends under the jalapenos and that the cheese filling is completely covered. Arrange the wrapped jalapenos on the prepared sheet tray.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Bake the jalapeno poppers for 30 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked and golden brown on the edges. Enjoy!

Comments 29

  • SpectacularCauliflower748476

    SpectacularCauliflower748476 22 days ago

    Delicious!! Love it

    • ChoosingToLive1

      ChoosingToLive1 22 days ago

      I’ve made these many times. They are ready good. When I needed to snap back after a carb binge, this was very helpful. Now that I’m only 10 total carbs/day I make something similar but use ground sausage to hold the cheese instead.

      • FabulousMacadamia479945

        FabulousMacadamia479945 5 months ago

        Calories seem awfully high for this recipe. Is this accurate nutritional information?

        • Evilpassion

          Evilpassion 22 days ago

          I calculated by hand to check for you and this is spot on. 43 calories per slice of bacon, x10; 6.99 oz cheeses at approximately 100 calories an ounce; 4 calories per jalapeno. So 430 + 700 + 20 = 1134; 1134÷5 = 226.8. So here's the thing: sometimes we lose track of just how many calories are in something, because they look so innocent. That's how we end up with too much 'baggage'. Hope this helped

      • RousingKale797342

        RousingKale797342 8 months ago

        I've used this recipe for years. it's very quick, very easy and almost foolproof. Two cautions; Don't overcook the papers and after you have seeded the peppers, don't touch any tender body parts untill you have wàshed your hands with soap and water 2X

        • dkj52152d4a09

          dkj52152d4a09 8 months ago

          We love jalapeno poppers, these are great!

          • WonderWomen007

            WonderWomen007 9 months ago

            Very good. But better if you add a bit guerre cheese instead of cheddar, a sprinkle of garlic granules & pepper, and homemade pico (Texas style).

            • Nomes

              Nomes a year ago

              This was amazing. I added garlic & onion powder to the cream cheese mix & used more rindless bacon.

              • OutstandingCauliflower182733

                OutstandingCauliflower182733 a year ago

                Great recipe. We added garlic and onion powder.

                • GorgeousAvocado632980

                  GorgeousAvocado632980 a year ago

                  I added Teton brand grass fed little smokies!

              • tamaragirl62e656

                tamaragirl62e656 a year ago

                Easy & delicious!!

                • mariecatbagana164

                  mariecatbagana164 a year ago

                  I stuff with cream cheese spread only and top with procuitto in lieu of bacon…. Yummy

                  • CVA

                    CVA 2 years ago

                    Simply Incredible!

                    • Chris Squires

                      Chris Squires 2 years ago

                      I never get tired of these. In summer I had a very productive jalapeño pepper plant, and I ate these every day, for weeks! Cooked them in a toaster oven. 😋

                      • FabulousAvocado140011

                        FabulousAvocado140011 2 years ago

                        The directions mention cream cheese spread but that's not showing up in the list of ingredients for me.

                        • Fit2serve

                          Fit2serve 2 years ago

                          I used a serrated grapefruit spoon to scrape out the seeds and inner skin of the peppers. Be careful not to get the oils on your face. Scrape against your body.😉Delicious recipe!

                          • StellarMacadamia549260

                            StellarMacadamia549260 a year ago

                            That’s how I do mine. I love jalapeños poppers!

                        • Tom

                          Tom 2 years ago

                          Very good, but I thought there was blue cheese chunks instead of cheddar and a blue cheese dressing when I first read the recipe. Now I can’t find that one, however this was very good.

                          • sockwithsandals

                            sockwithsandals 2 years ago

                            I followed the suggestions in comments and added the bacon to the cream cheese mixture. My. Gosh. These are amazing. My hubby is BLOWN AWAY by them. And honestly? So am I. This was a major win. Highly recommended.

                            • Lizzybug26

                              Lizzybug26 2 years ago

                              Always a keto favorite for me, I love buying everything in bulk and making a ton so I have some for snacks 👍🏼👍🏼✨

                              • GorgeousKetone760989

                                GorgeousKetone760989 2 years ago

                                I don’t think that the carbs are accurate. I did mine on my Traeger grill and damn! They are awesome smoked!!!

                                • kveretto

                                  kveretto 2 years ago

                                  Are the carbs more or less? It states there is sugar?? Can someone help with this?

                                • UpbeatKetone401918

                                  UpbeatKetone401918 2 years ago

                                  Did mine on Traeger too! So so good! Wondering about the carbs too😐

                              • IneffableMacadamia404059

                                IneffableMacadamia404059 3 years ago

                                Definitely a favorite.

                                • Lynnandtheboys

                                  Lynnandtheboys 3 years ago

                                  OMG sooooo Good.

                                  • GorgeousArugula700138

                                    GorgeousArugula700138 3 years ago

                                    This is an absolutely fabulous recipe I stuffed mine whole Jalapeños with cream cheese only wrapped in bacon broiled two minutes after baking on 450 for 25 minutes fabulous

                                    • jluna89

                                      jluna89 3 years ago

                                      Loved it! Followed the suggestion below and also pre-cooked the bacon and added to the filing. Turned out very tasty!


                               3 years ago

                                        I precook the bacon and make bacon bits then mix it with the cheese mixture.


                                 3 years ago

                                          I precook the bacon and mix it into the cream cheese mixture.