3 cheese and bacon stuffed jalapeno peppers are stuffed with cream cheese and goat cheese, and then topped with Parmesan cheese. Add crispy bacon and bake for a gooey delicious game day appetizer.
It’s game day and you need a quick and easy snack to munch on during the game. Stir together some cream cheese and goat cheese and stuff half of a jalapeno pepper. Top the pepper with Parmesan cheese and crispy bacon and bake. These jalapeno poppers come out of the oven reamy and delicious.
Football season is one of the best parts of the year. Or at least the food part is the best. Bring on the chili, the brats, and the queso dip. This recipe will become one of your favorites for game day.
The ingredient list for these jalapeno poppers is pretty simple – jalapenos, goat cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and bacon. Seriously you just can’t go wrong with any of those and put together, they are amazing.
Start by cutting the jalapenos in half lengthwise. The real heat of the jalapenos is in the ribs and the seeds. I removed both because my husband doesn’t like his poppers to spicy. But if you want to add real heat, leave part of the ribs and the seeds in the peppers. Once all the peppers are sliced, set them aside to make the filling.
This filling is slightly different from the usual cream cheese filling found in jalapeno poppers, but it’s delicious. Mix the three kinds of cheese with crumbled bacon. You can season with salt and pepper, if you like, but I didn’t add any.
Use a spoon to stuff the cheese filling into the peppers. It doesn’t take much, and the filling goes a very long way. I had about ten peppers to fill and had a lot of the cheese filling left over. This recipe will make plenty for a crowd.
Sprinkle more Parmesan on top of the stuffed peppers and then bake or broil. Baking them will allow the peppers to soften and cook more. I like to bake and then put the peppers under the broiler to brown up the cheese. But if you are in a hurry, you can just throw them under the broiler, and they are just as delicious.
When the cheese is browned, the jalapeno poppers are ready to eat! They are best when served warm. Sprinkle more crumbled bacon on top before serving, if desired.
- About 10-15 jalapeno peppers
- 1/2 cup (4 ox) goat cheese
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1-2 Tablepsoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut each pepper in half lengthwise leaving the stem intact.
- Remove seeds and membranes from each pepper half and discard. Set Aside.
- In a small bowl combine goat cheese, ricotta and bacon.
- Use a small spoon to fill each jalapeno pepper half with the cheese mixture.
- Place the filled peppers on a baking sheet and top with Parmesan.
- Bake the peppers for 10 minutes in the 450 degree oven. Switch to a broiler set on high and finish browning under the broiler for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1977Total Fat: 156gCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 157g