Goat Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Traditional jalapeño poppers are breaded, deep-fried, and stuffed with cream cheese. I promise, this version is just as good, if not better! Replace the breading with bacon and substitute goat cheese for the cream cheese and you’ve got yourself a keto flavor bomb that hits all those cravings—crunchy, creamy, spicy, and salty.
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack Cuisine: Egg Free, Nut Free Servings: 8 servings Calories: 121kcal
 

Ingredients

  • 1, 5-ounce package goat cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 jalapeños
  • 8 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a baking rack.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the goat cheese, Cheddar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Fill each half generously with the cheese mixture.
  • Cut the bacon slices in half to make 16 individual pieces. Wrap each jalapeño half with a bacon half and place on the baking rack.
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon begins to crisp.
  • Broil for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Notes

Variation Tip: If you’re not a big fan of jalapeños, you can use baby bell peppers instead, preparing them the same way. They will lend a slight sweetness to the poppers.
 
Nutrition Per Serving (2 poppers): Calories: 121; Total Fat: 9g; Protein: 8g; Total Carbs: 2g; Fiber: 0.5g; Net Carbs: 1.5g
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