I love this jalapeño poppers recipe for a few different reasons—one, they’re very easy to make (not a lot of ingredients); two, they’re great for entertaining and finally, my favorite part, you can prep and assemble them ahead of time and pop them in the oven whenever you want! I’ve made quite a few different variations of this recipe over the years, and this style definitely has the best payoff on the simplicity to tastiness ratio.
I really hope you make and enjoy this recipe as much as we do, and don’t forget: tag me/use the hashtag #haleyhomemaker so I can see it!
- 1 lb. of ground sausage
- 15 strips of bacon
- 15 jalapeños
- 1 bunch of green onion
- 8 oz of cream cheese
- 8 oz of raspberry jam
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Brown the sausage in a pan.
- Add 8 oz. package of cream cheese, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and chopped green onion.
- Combine well and add salt and pepper to taste
- Let cool
- Halve each pepper and remove seeds an ribs
- Cut each strip of bacon in half giving you 30 strips total
- Stuff each halved pepper with the filling
- Wrap the stuffed pepper with a half strip of bacon
- Place on baking sheet
At this point, you can either cover them, and keep them in the fridge for the next day, or put them in the oven and bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked.
- If you’re worried about the heat level of the pepper try and buy the biggest jalapeños you can find. It’s been said that the bigger the pepper, the less heat it will have.
- Wear gloves while cutting and removing the seeds and ribs from the peppers and don’t touch your eyes!
- Give each half strip of bacon a little stretch before wrapping the pepper. This will make it easier to wrap it.
- Empty the raspberry jam into a sauce pan
- Heat on low until simmering
- Add a little bit of water to thin out the jam creating a sauce like consistency
- Salt and Pepper to taste
These are both fun to make and fun to eat! You can serve them with the raspberry sauce on the side or drizzled on top of the peppers. I hope you give them a try! Remember, if you make these I would love to see them. Follow me on Instagram @haley.homemaker so that we can get connected!