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3 cheese and bacon stuffed jalapeno peppers are the perfect snacking food for tailgating this football season. Easy to make, these appetizers are ready in under 30 minutes so you won’t miss a second of the game.
We are now officially in my favorite season of the year – football season! While I am actually huge football fan, I’m also a huge fan of tailgating and football food. Bring on the chili, the brats, the queso dip … and the heartburn! I love stuffed jalapeno peppers, and this recipe will become one of your favorites.
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 a little different from the usual cream cheese filling found in jalapeno poppers, but it’s absolutely delicious. Mix together the three cheeses with crumbled bacon. You can season with salt and pepper, you like, but I didn’t add any.
Use a spoon to stuff the cheese filling in to the peppers. It doesn’t take much and the filling goes a very long way. I had about 10 peppers to fill and had a lot of the cheese filling leftover. 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 first 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.
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When the cheese is browned, the jalapeno poppers are read to eat! They are best when served warm. Sprinkle more crumbled bacon on top before serving, if desired.
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- 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: 1977 Total Fat: 156g Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 157g