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Easy Keto Jalapeño Poppers

These delicious Keto Jalapeño Poppers are my favorite keto appetizer. They’re perfect for Sunday night football, cookouts, or gatherings. These poppers are quick and easy to make with only 5 simple ingredients! Just be sure to make a few batches if you’re having company over, because they go quickly!

Start by frying the bacon until crispy in a skillet over medium heat. Set aside the bacon on a paper towel–lined plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, chop the bacon into bits. If you’re in a time crunch, a shortcut is to use pre-cooked bacon bits/pieces. If you have the time though, definitely fry the bacon. There’s something about the just cooked bacon that really adds to the poppers’ flavors.

Next, slice the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise. If you would like to remove the stems, cut the stem end off the jalapeños before slicing in half. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and membranes. Do you like spicy foods? If you are a fan of spicy foods, you can incorporate the jalapeño seeds and membranes into the cheese sauce instead of discarding them. If you prefer a mild flavor, discard the seeds and membranes.

In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to combine the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and bacon bits. Spoon some of the mixture into each jalapeño half. Set the peppers cheese side up on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly crisp on top. Now it’s time to enjoy all the flavors found in these keto jalapeño poppers!

Simple recipe for delicious Keto Jalapeño Poppers.

Keto Jalapeño Poppers

Quick, easy and delicious keto-friendly jalapeño poppers! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Jalapeno Poppers, keto, keto recipes, low carb
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon slices (For a shortcut you can use pre-cooked bacon bits/pieces)
  • 6 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel–lined plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, chop the bacon into bits.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise (Optional: If you would like to remove the stems, first cut the stem end off the jalapeños before slicing in half). Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and membranes. (If you prefer spicy food, feel free to incorporate the jalapeño seeds and membranes into the cheese sauce instead of discarding them.)
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and bacon bits. Spoon some of the mixture into each jalapeño half and set the peppers cheese side up on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly crisp on top.

Notes

NET CARBS: 2.6 g

Nutrition

Serving: 4/per serving | Calories: 203kcal | Total Carbs: 3.3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16.3g
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Simple recipe for delicious Keto Jalapeño Poppers.

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    Bryan
    January 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I like this recipe because it looks really easy to make! haha thank you! I’ll definitely give this a try soon

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    Melissa
    January 20, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    We love poppers!! We use vegetable cream cheese for some more flavor too!!

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    Susan
    February 7, 2019 at 12:19 am

    These were a big hit at our Super Bowl party! Will make again.

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    DEBORAH
    February 15, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve made these twice … yumminess they are so good !

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    Cheryl
    January 14, 2020 at 1:44 am

    This was really good but are ur jalapeños small cause I had to double the filling recipe for 6 jalapenos

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      Suzanne
      January 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Cheryl,

      I did use smaller jalapeños for this recipe.

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        Courtney
        May 29, 2020 at 7:41 pm

        A new favorite next to broccoli salad! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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    Natalie Meddaugh
    January 22, 2020 at 12:14 am

    So yummy! CAn’t wait to make them again!

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    Mama G
    February 27, 2020 at 10:16 am

    They are in the oven. I doubled the recipe. Love making them! Our family LOVES stuffed jalapeno’s
    Thank you for this recipe!

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    FH
    June 4, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    We absolutely loved this recipe! I made double, so it was our entree today. 5 stars from my 6-year keto-lifestyle adult son.

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    Pam
    June 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    These were fantastic! I did have to add extra for the filling because my jalapenos were quite long. I’m going full keto and my husband is starting to try some of what I’m preparing for myself. He LOVED these. So yummy and defintely worth making again for entertaining!

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    Emma
    July 24, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Is the nutrition info based on 3 or 4 jalapeno poppers?

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      Suzanne
      July 29, 2020 at 4:14 am

      This recipe makes 3 servings – each serving is 4 poppers!

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    Mimi
    August 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    These are delish! I’m not a huge spice fan and these (w/out the seeds/membrane) are just perfect!

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