Turkey Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

These spicy, creamy, bacon-wrapped treats are a sure crowd pleaser.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 popper

  • Calories 50
  • Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Potassium 130 mg

This Recipe Serves 20

Ingredients

Cooking spray
10 medium-large jalapeño peppers
3/4 cup light cream cheese
3 oz precooked andouille-style chicken sausage, diced (approx. 1 link)
10 pieces turkey bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add the peppers to a large sauté pan filled with one inch of water and cook over high heat. Bring to boiling, turn off the heat, and cover. Let the peppers steam for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the peppers from the pan and let them cool to the touch. Cut each pepper in half, lengthwise, and remove the ribs and seeds (if you like it spicy, leave these in or only remove some of them). NOTE: Wear gloves or use a sandwich baggie to protect your hands while handling the peppers. Wash your hands immediately after.
  4. Lay the peppers cut side up on a sheet pan.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and diced sausage. Fill each pepper half with 1 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Cut each piece of turkey bacon in half, lengthwise.  Wrap each pepper with a strip of turkey bacon and place seam side down on the baking sheet or secure the bacon with a toothpick.
  7. Bake the poppers for 20 minutes. Let them cool to room temperature before serving.

Chef Tip: For a sweeter popper, use a colorful array of mini bell peppers instead of jalapeños.

Choices: 1 Fat

Photo: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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