Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers

Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers

Bennyh614 2

"These poppers are a hit when grilled or done in the oven. There are never any leftovers! Be sure to grill these first and serve as an appetizer to your guests and pair it with a frosty cold beer!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 168 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, corn, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Fill the jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Wrap each stuffed pepper with bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Be sure the toothpick pokes through the bacon as well as the pepper.
  5. Place the poppers face down on the grill over direct heat. Grill until bacon is crispy and brown, about 5 minutes; turn the poppers over and grill until bacon is crisp on other side, 5 more minutes.
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  • Cook's Note
  • These can also be cooked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Saved the best for last. Just when I thought I was not going to find a popper recipe that sounded right....i got to the last one. And just in time for Superbowl!! Love the crunch of the corn and the mix of cream and cheddar cheese. Love them bacon wrapped and grilled rather than breaded. Worked great in the oven!! Made a test batch today, don't want to mess up the Superbowl snacks ;) Thanks for the recipe!


I make this recipe all the time without corn BUT I roll the bacon wrapped jalapeno in a mixture of brown sugar and chili powder! Absolutely love them and so do all my friends and family! My mother requests them every time I come home to visit and so does my mother in law! I don't go to a party where I don't get asked for the recipe! Just put more chili powder in if you want them spicier, or more brown sugar if you like them sweet! The husband likes them really spicy so for him I put alittle cayenne powder and chili powder in the cream cheese mixture!


Loved the corn added to the mixture for this popper. It gave the popper more substance and they were very filling. I used jalapeƱos and mini red, yellow and orange peppers for the people who couldn't take the heat from the jalapeƱos. Both types were very well received. I made as written and used turkey bacon to help cut calories. This will be made often this summer as grilling season starts. Thanks Bennyh614 for sharing your recipe.