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Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers
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Juicy jalapeño on bottom, with a loaded center oozing out and a parmesan crunch on top. These Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers are a must.

Strange things are happening in the DGBMH household today and Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers are the sole reason why. I’d been planning on making a batch of these for a while now, like ‘this Friday, I’m going to make some Jalapeño Poppers and everything’s gonna be great’. Okay.. Made them, stared at them, devoured them, and then signed up to run 5km at 7am tomorrow morning.


Like what the heck!? I don’t even know how it happened! It was almost as if I was possessed by the Jalapeño Poppers, I swear. *sighs* But either way, it’ll erase some of the guilt from eating nearly a whole batch of these to myself, so I guess it’s all good. I mean look how pretty they are though!

For a long time when making Jalapeño Poppers I’d do the whole cream cheese topped with cheddar cheese then wrap with bacon. Which don’t get me wrong, is bloody divine, but this time round I thought I’d mix things up.


I wanted the same kinda flavours but just in a different structure. I did have a nose around after I finished just to, you know, check out the competition as such; and most I found that were similar were fully coated and/or deep fried. The reason I think these worked so well was simply because the crispy layer was only on top.

As you bite you’ve got the juicy jalapeño on bottom, with the loaded center oozing out and then a nice parmesan crumbed crunch on top.I think sometimes if you coat the entire thing the jalapeño get’s a little lost. I wanted it to be the main event, as it should be.

Anywho, I best be on my way but do have a read and let me know how ya’ll get on. How do you like your Jalapeño Poppers? What’s your favourite dip? Will I survive the morning 5km jog??? See you on the next post guys!

Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 20

Serving Size: 4-5

Calories per serving: 120

Juicy jalapeño on bottom, with a loaded center oozing out and a parmesan crunch on top. These Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers are a must.


  • 10 Jalapeños
  • 250g (8 ounces) Cream Cheese
  • 150g (5.2 ounces) Streaky Bacon, finely diced
  • 100g (1 cup) Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 Green Onion, finely diced
  • 4 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil


  1. Begin by mixing your Breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Smoked Paprika and Salt & Pepper in a bowl and place to one side.
  2. Next, fry your Bacon bits over medium/high heat until nice and crispy. Pat dry with a paper towel when cool enough to handle and combine in a separate bowl with your Cream Cheese, Green Onion and Cheddar Cheese until a smooth like texture.
  3. Grab your Jalapeños and slice them horizontally, forming two boat-like shapes. Deseed and begin filling with your Cream Cheese mixture. You want them filled to just above level height, around 1 tbsp per 'boat' should be fine, depending on Jalapeño size.
  4. Flip each boat upside down in to your breadcrumb mixture and gently press so the crumbs attach, forming the crispy layer.
  5. After, place evenly spaced on a baking tray (lined with tin foil), drizzle a little oil and bake for around 10-12 mins on 200c just to heat through the center, until they start to bubble. Then switch to the grill and broil for around 5 mins or until golden and crispy on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes and tuck in with you favourite dip and beer!


These guidelines are based on medium sized Jalapeños. Measurements and timing will be dependent on size, just be vigilant throughout.

You may end up with leftover cream cheese mixture, pop in the fridge and use as a dip with crackers or stuff in your next Jalapeno craving.


Cheers guys, this has been ‘Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers’. Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂

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