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Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 7, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes

I was looking for some appetizers that would be perfect for watching the Final Two of March Madness tonight. Go Kentucky!

stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer

These Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon are a great appetizer or anytime snack, and I know we’ll enjoy them tonight while we cheer on the Cats to beat UConn.

stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizers It’s really simple to make and packs a big taste. Here’s the recipe…

Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapeno with Bacon


  • 10-12 Jalapenos
  • 1 pkg. Lil Smokies
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese Softened
  • 10-12 Strips of Bacon
  • ½ teas. Garlic Salt
  • ¼ teas. Ground Cumin
  • Toothpicks

stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer recipeInstructions

Cook the bacon strips until about half way cooked remove to paper towel lined plate.

Prepare Jalapenos using small sharp knife by cutting at the stem end across the pepper but only cut about ¾ of the way through. Cut down the insides of the pepper along the ribs and remove the core, seeds and as much of the ribs as possible.

Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapeno with Bacon in processPreheat oven to 350˚

In a small bowl combine the Cream Cheese with the Garlic Salt and Cumin.

Place a good teaspoon of the Cream Cheese in the pepper and add the Lil Smokie, Squeeze shut.

stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer recipeWrap one piece of Bacon around each pepper at an angle to cover as much as possible. Use toothpick to secure the Bacon. Place in a baking dish with a wire rack.

Bake at 350˚approximately 35 minutes. Cook longer for milder Jalapenos, Cook shorter for spicier.

stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer recipeI hope you enjoy these Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with bacon whether you’re watching March Madness or your favorite show tonight. Or maybe you’ll give them a try at your next party.

What’s your favorite appetizer or game day snack?

37 Responses to Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

  1. Colleen says:

    Oh wow these are so totally something I would eat three of my favorite foods all rolled into one!

  2. Kathleen B says:

    Oh wow, these look delicious. I have seen them stuffed with cream cheese before, but never with lil smokies.

  3. Kay M. says:

    MMMM. These look magnificent! I love that you showed us the pic of how you cut the jalapenos. I’m going to try cutting mine this way! Thank you!

  4. Those look utterly yummy and hot!!!

  5. J.Merrill says:

    Those look amazing. We have a family reunion coming up this summer and I think this is what I’m going to try and bring.

  6. Lara says:

    WOW! Love the pics you took for visuals! Looks YUMMY!

  7. Raijean says:

    2 of my favorite things.. bacon and hot peppers.

  8. I love love jalapenos. The good thing is that if I were to make these, I would get to eat them all because none of my family likes jalapenos. Yummy recipe!

  9. I’m obsessed with jalepenos! Even with my heartburn (3rd trimester) I still love them! These are on my list to make this weekend now!

  10. My oldest just loves jalapenos! He would love these!

  11. LyndaS says:

    Yum! Those would be great for those on a gluten-free diet. Or any low carb diet. Or no diet. 🙂

  12. Jenn says:

    Give. Now.
    Bacon, jalapenos, cream cheese, and Lil Smokies are all the best things evah!

  13. These do look really good. I don’t think my mouth could handle the peppers like that, but they look Awesome. (Wonder if it would still taste good with regular green/red peppers??) Your pictures are really good!

  14. Jennifer H says:

    What a neat idea. Anything with bacon is yummy!

  15. Oh those look great! I love adding the lil smokie to the jalapeno!

  16. Liz Mays says:

    I love chips and queso, but now you have me craving this! Jalapenos are so good!

  17. Digna D. says:

    Mmmm, these look tasty. Would make great party snacks too.

  18. Crystal says:

    I’m not really a fan of anything spicy so jalapenos are usually out, but you can’t go wrong with cream cheese and bacon.

  19. Shauna says:

    Those look like something my Hubby and FIL would like. They would actually be the perfect dish for me to bring to our next family get together. Thanks so much

  20. Lisa says:

    Holy yum! Anything with bacon I will try at least once and this sounds like deliciousness with a kick!

  21. I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s a great idea!

  22. Mistee Dawn says:

    Those look so yummy. My fave game day snack is pizza! I am an addict.

  23. This sounds so delicious! I love the way the dish looks as well!

  24. Those look really good but I’m not sure I could eat a whole pepper..

  25. Kelsey Apley says:

    Yum these look good. We make bacon wrapped jalapeno’s but with no smokie in it, and grill them! They are so good, I must try your recipe!

  26. These look so delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try.

  27. Angela says:

    These stuffed jalapenos look so tasty! I’ll make these for our next gathering.

  28. Ty says:

    I’m not a huge fan of jalapenos (or anything spicy) but I love how this looks though. My husband would probably like it as he loves spicy foods.

  29. Toni says:

    I love jalapeno poppers! Wrapped in bacon – that has to be even better!

  30. Robin Gagnon says:

    I love that these are even low carb.

  31. Marcie W. says:

    My husband and brother in law are both big spicy food fans. This would be a great appetizer for them to share while watching a game!

  32. HilLesha says:

    I don’t even eat meat, but must admit that this looks even amazing to me! 🙂

  33. Yum! I bet that is awesome! I love wings and nachos.

  34. Brandy says:

    These look yummy. I wondered how to make them, appreciate the recipe.

  35. Katie h says:

    Mmm my husband would love these!

  36. Shannon says:

    Oh wow. My husband sure would love these. Thank you for sharing with us!

  37. Mai Tran says:

    Amen for this easy recipe! I’m so making it for dinner today. Thanks for the chance.

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