LOW CARB JALAPEÑO POPPERS

Did you know that jalapeño poppers are very easy to make? If you didn’t, stick around, I’ll teach you everything I know. If you’ve ever been on a low carb diet, you know how boring salads and steamed vegetables can get, when served as a side dish. As a result, you throw in the towel on the low carb lifestyle. The struggle is definitely real!

Smoked baby-back ribs are on tonight’s menu. I decided to serve something different on the side. A quick search of the fridge yielded the following; jalapeño peppers, cream cheese, and bacon. It quickly occurred to me that I had the necessary ingredients to make some killer low carb jalapeño poppers.

You might have noticed in the photos that I made some poppers without bacon. Since my daughter doesn’t eat pork, I had to make some without. You see, pigs are her favorite animal. I blame Wilbur. But that’s ok, that just means more bacon for the rest of us!



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LOW CARB JALAPEÑO POPPERS
spicy cheesy jalapeños
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
poppers
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
poppers
spicy cheesy jalapeños
Instructions
  1. Wash and slice the jalapeño peppers in half. Remove the seeds, while trying to keep some of the spines intact so that the peppers retain some of their heat. You might want to use gloves while handing the peppers. I don’t, but then again, I run with scissors!​
    sliced peppers
  2. Place cream cheese in a microwavable bowl, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 45 seconds to soften. Mix in the ranch seasoning and garlic powder. Since my family LOVES spicy food, I added some of the seeds back into the cream cheese mix to add more heat, but this step is optional!​
    cream cheese
  3. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the peppers. Using a small spoon helps make this step a little easier.
    stuffed peppers
  4. Top each pepper with approximately one tablespoon of jack cheese.
    jalapeno peppers
  5. Pack the peppers tightly into a toaster oven tray. Fry the bacon until almost crispy. You want some fat left on the bacon, since it will continue to cook for another 20 minutes. Once the bacon cools off enough to handle, break up into pieces and add to the peppers.
    bacon jalapeños
  6. Set toaster oven to 400 degrees F and bake the stuffed peppers for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
    jalapeno poppers
Recipe Notes

I made some without bacon for my daughter, who loves pigs too much to eat bacon!

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