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Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Countryside Cravings

These Grilled Jalapeño Poppers are filled with gooey, melty cheese, wrapped in smokey bacon, and then to top it all off, they’re then grilled to perfection. Enjoy these jalapeño poppers at your next barbecue alongside burgers or steaks!


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon each onion powder garlic powder
  • 5 small jalapenos
  • 10 slices bacon


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Clean and oil grates.
  2. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, cheddar, onion powder and garlic powder, set aside.
  3. Carefully cut each jalapeno in half horizontally leaving the stem intact (try to split the stem in half too) Using a spoon scrape out the ribs and seeds. Wear gloves while doing this or wash immediately after you are done.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese mixture then wrap a piece of bacon around the pepper. Make sure to wrap well and cover all of the cheese. Secure bacon with 1-2 toothpicks. Place on the grill cheese side down first and grill for a total of 15 minutes (or until bacon is cooked through) Watch your peppers carefully and turn often to help avoid flare ups. If flare ups are becoming a problem place a piece of foil on the grates then place peppers on top.