Stuffed Jalapenos with Smoked Gouda and Pineapple

Stuffed Jalapenos with Smoked Gouda and Pineapple


"This is a great appetizer for any BBQ or grilled meal. I always make them camping. I looked through many recipes, and finally decided on this. I love the sweetness of the pineapple and the slight smoky flavor of the gouda. You can also dice jalapeno to add to the cheese mix. "


1 h 10 m servings 128 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cut a slice off the stem end of each pepper, and use a sharp paring knife or pepper corer to scoop out the veins and seeds from the peppers (wear rubber gloves and avoid touching your eyes or nose).
  3. Mix together the cream cheese, Gouda cheese, bacon bits, pineapple, and about 1 teaspoon of reserved pineapple juice, or as needed to make a workable filling, in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Using a small spoon, stuff the hollow peppers with the cheese mixture.
  4. Place a rack or several disposable foil bread pans upside down onto a baking sheet. (See notes for how to make a pepper rack from a foil pan.) Stand the peppers, stem sides up, into the rack, and bake in the preheated oven until the peppers are softened and the filling is hot and bubbly, 30 to 45 minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • Adjust the number of jalapenos depending on their size. This recipe will stuff 12 large or 24 small peppers.
  • To hold the peppers upright, I use a foil bread pan and cut X's in the bottom, place upside down, and press the jalapenos into each hole. I can usually get 6 to 8 in each. It makes cleanup easy. Just throw them away after cooking. I also have a jalapeno rack I got at a store, but the foil is way easier and will accommodate various sized jalapenos.
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  1. 18 Ratings


Fantastic! I cut the peppers in half lengthwise, roasted for about 20 min. before stuffing then cooked at recommended temp for about 20-25 min. Flavor is amazing---best stuffed jalapenos I've ...

These were SUPER! We cooked them on our new primo grill. It really helped to have the jalapeno stand to keep them standing upright as pictured in my photo. Thanks Lance-- I will be making these...

These were great, although I will be making some changes the next time I make them. I was surprised at how crunchy the jalapenos were--not necessarily a bad thing, but I think next time I will c...

soooo delicious! had issues getting my jalapenos gutted the way described so i just cut them in half. the smoked gouda and pineapple are a perfect combo. will definitely try this again

This recipe was a little bit time consuming but well worth it. Instead of adding bacon bits to the cheese mixture I wrapped a lean piece of bacon around the top half of the pepper and secured it...

Wow, how to review these weird but wonderful appetizers!? The taste was great. I pretty much followed the recipe, but added a bit of chili powder. The wow factor was good too, with my guests lov...

We made these last night and everyone loved them. The only thing we did different was to exclude the pineapple & add about a TSP of chipotle chili pepper seasoning to the mix. Very good & we wil...

I made this for my husband's 40th birthday party. 4 dozen of these puppies came out of the oven and were gone within minutes. Everyone loved them and they all wanted the recipe. This will be a r...

This was a nice change from my regular stuffed jalapenos. jalapenos made a double batch but I split them in half and laid a 1/3 of a slice of bacon on each one. I also added red pepper to the cr...