Keto Jalapeno Poppers

Keto Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Keto Jalapeño Poppers


  • 12 large jalapeño peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • Toothpicks (optional)


Prepare Jalapeños:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Jalapeños:
    • Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, leaving the stems intact. Remove the seeds and membranes for a milder flavor. Use gloves or wash your hands thoroughly afterward to avoid irritation.

Make Filling:

  1. Prepare Filling Mixture:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Mix until well combined.

Stuff Jalapeños:

  1. Fill Jalapeños:
    • Spoon the cheese mixture into each jalapeño half, pressing it down slightly to fill the cavity.
  2. Wrap with Bacon:
    • Wrap each jalapeño half with a half-slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick if needed.


  1. Bake in Oven:
    • Place the stuffed jalapeños on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a wire rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Broil (Optional):
    • If you prefer a crispier bacon top, you can broil the jalapeño poppers for an additional 2-3 minutes, watching closely to prevent burning.


  1. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the Keto Jalapeño Poppers to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Remove Toothpicks:
    • If you used toothpicks, carefully remove them before serving.
  3. Enjoy:
    • Serve these delicious Keto Jalapeño Poppers as a spicy and cheesy appetizer or snack.


  • Customize the filling by adding cooked and crumbled sausage, diced green onions, or chopped cilantro for extra flavor.
  • Adjust the level of heat by leaving some seeds in the jalapeños or by using milder peppers.
  • For a fun twist, you can add a small cube of cheddar or pepper jack cheese inside each jalapeño before wrapping with bacon.
  • These poppers can also be grilled for a smoky flavor. Ensure the bacon is cooked thoroughly before serving.

These Keto Jalapeño Poppers are a flavorful and satisfying low-carb snack or appetizer that’s sure to be a hit, especially if you enjoy a bit of heat!

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