2 net carbs

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Introducing our irresistible low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, combining spicy  jalapeños, creamy cheese, and savory bacon for a perfect appetizer suitable for any occasion.

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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Low-Carb Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Introducing our irresistible low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers! This delightful recipe combines spicy jalapenos, creamy cheese, and savory bacon for a mouthwatering treat that's perfect for any occasion. With just a few simple ingredients and easy instructions, these poppers are a breeze to make. Plus, they're low in carbs, making them suitable for those watching their carb intake. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply craving a savory snack, our bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are sure to satisfy your cravings and impress your guests.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Net Carbs 2 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 12 medium jalapeño peppers (3” long)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 slices bacon (not thick cut), halved crosswise


  • Preheat your oven to 400F/205C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire baking rack on top.
    Top-view of a baking rack for low-carb bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  • Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds. Set the halved jalapeños aside.
    Close-up view of scooping the seeds out of halved jalapenos.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onion powder, cilantro, salt, and black pepper.
    Close-up side-view of cheesy mixture for inside of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  • Fill each halved jalapeño with the cream cheese mixture.
    Top-view of scooping cheesy mixture into jalapenos to make low-carb bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around the filled jalapeño. Use a toothpick to secure the bacon in place. Arrange the jalapeños evenly on the baking rack.
    Top view- of wrapping bacon around a cheese stuffed jalapeno to make low-carb bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until the bacon is fully cooked. If bacon is not crispy, broil for an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
    Close-up side-view of cooked bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.




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  • You can eat this salad right after making it if you’re short on time and don’t have time for it to sit in the refrigerator. We find the flavor is richer, and the taste is better overall when the dish has been refrigerated for at least a couple of hours.
  • If you don’t have white wine vinegar, you can substitute red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or even regular white distilled vinegar.
  • This side dish pairs well with any protein. During the summer months, we love to grill meat most nights (chicken, steak, burgers, shrimp, etc.), and this side dish compliments any protein we’ve paired with it. You can also turn this side dish into a main dish by adding protein directly to the salad.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers recipe Keto?

Yes, these bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are Keto. One serving (2 poppers), has 2 grams of net carbs. This recipe is a great option for anyone following a low-carb or Keto diet!

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This recipe is naturally gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: These low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers can be assembled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Storing leftovers: Leftover poppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freezing instructions: For longer storage, you can freeze unbaked poppers on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: Simply place the frozen or refrigerated poppers on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Additional Details

When it comes to satisfying cravings while maintaining a low-carb lifestyle, finding the perfect balance of flavors and simplicity is key. Enter our irresistible low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers – a delightful fusion of spicy jalapeños, creamy cheese, and savory bacon that promises to tantalize taste buds and satisfy cravings without compromising on health.

Jalapeño poppers are a beloved appetizer known for their spicy kick and creamy filling. Traditionally, these poppers are breaded and deep-fried, resulting in a crispy exterior and gooey interior. However, for those looking to reduce their carb intake or manage their blood sugar levels, this classic recipe may not be the most suitable option. That’s where our low-carb twist comes in – by swapping out the breading for bacon and opting for a creamy cheese filling, we’ve created a healthier alternative that’s just as indulgent and flavorful.

Preparation Tips

  • Choose the Right Jalapeños: Look for medium-sized jalapeños that are firm and free of blemishes. Avoid overly large jalapeños, as they may be too spicy for some palates.
  • Handle with Care: When working with jalapeños, it’s essential to wear gloves to protect your hands from the spicy oils. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling jalapeños to avoid any irritation.
  • Customize the Filling: While our recipe calls for a simple cream cheese filling with cilantro and cheddar cheese, feel free to get creative and customize the filling to suit your taste preferences. Add diced bell peppers, green onions, or cooked crumbled sausage for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Secure with Toothpicks: To ensure that the bacon stays in place while baking, use toothpicks to secure it around the filled jalapeños. Be sure to remove the toothpicks before serving to avoid any accidental injuries.

Serving Suggestions

These low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are incredibly versatile and can be served in a variety of ways. Here are some serving suggestions to inspire your next gathering or meal:

  • Appetizer: Serve these poppers as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next party or game night. Arrange them on a platter with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.
  • Side Dish: Pair these poppers with your favorite low-carb main course for a delicious and satisfying meal. They complement grilled meats, salads, and roasted vegetables beautifully.
  • Snack: Whip up a batch of these poppers to enjoy as a satisfying snack throughout the week. They’re perfect for munching on during movie nights or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Variation Ideas

While our classic low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are undeniably delicious, why not get creative and try some exciting variations to add even more flavor to this already irresistible appetizer? Here are a few ideas to inspire your culinary adventures:

  • Spicy Chipotle: For a smoky and spicy twist, mix chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into the cream cheese filling before stuffing the jalapeño halves. The smokiness of the chipotle peppers pairs perfectly with the heat of the jalapeños and the richness of the bacon.
  • Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Dip: Turn the flavors of our poppers into a creamy dip by blending the cream cheese filling with sour cream and additional shredded cheddar cheese until smooth and creamy. Serve the dip alongside crispy bacon slices and sliced jalapeños for dipping.
  • Buffalo Chicken: Combine cooked shredded chicken with buffalo sauce and blue cheese crumbles, then use this mixture to fill the jalapeño halves before wrapping them in bacon. These buffalo chicken jalapeño poppers are sure to be a hit at your next game-day gathering.
  • Vegetarian Option: Skip the bacon altogether and stuff the jalapeño halves with a mixture of cream cheese, diced bell peppers, and black beans seasoned with taco seasoning. Top with shredded cheese before baking for a delicious vegetarian-friendly twist on our classic recipe.
  • Sweet and Spicy: Add a touch of sweetness to our poppers by mixing a spoonful of sugar-free barbecue sauce or apricot preserves into the cream cheese filling. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors will tantalize your taste buds in every bite.

Benefits for People with Diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes or following a low-carb or keto diet, our low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers offer several benefits:

  • Low in Carbs: With just 2 grams of net carbs per serving (2 poppers), these appetizers are an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their carb intake while still enjoying delicious food.
  • High in Protein: Each popper is packed with protein from the cream cheese and bacon, helping to keep you feeling full and satisfied without causing spikes in blood sugar levels.
  • Rich in Flavor: Despite being low in carbs, these poppers are bursting with flavor thanks to the combination of spicy jalapeños, creamy cheese, and savory bacon. You won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything with these tasty treats!
  • Easy to Make: Our recipe is designed to be simple and accessible, making it perfect for cooks of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned pro, you can whip up a batch of these poppers with ease.

Our low-carb bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in a delicious appetizer while staying mindful of their carb intake. With their simple preparation, versatility, and health benefits, these poppers are sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a flavorful and satisfying snack that’s perfect for any occasion.

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