Homemade Jalapeno Poppers are easy to make, inexpensive and keto-friendly.
We made the best keto jalapeno poppers in the oven, which took no time at all.
Since I’m not a fan of spicy foods and Mrs. CBB is, I thought I’d try this recipe.
The ingredient list for these keto jalapeno poppers was created by her as well.
I’m giving her a 10 as we ended up fighting with each other to see who got to eat the last one.
You can guess who won that battle of the keto poppers.
We both did since we split it in half.
That’s what marriage is all about sharing, caring and splitting food.
Let me show you how these jalapeno poppers are made.
Mexican Jalapeno Poppers
This was the first or second time we bought jalapenos, but we’ve never stuffed jalapenos before.
I know some of you might not have jalapenos available to you, but get creative and use a different pepper.
We buy our green jalapenos from Zehrs or Food Basics for relatively the same price of $3.99.
When we shop, it’s Mrs. CBB’s job is to scope out the reduced produce and find sales.
She decided to grab jalapenos, and I asked her what she would be using them for.
I already knew what she was going to do with them because she mentioned jalapeno poppers earlier.
Although we’ve never made them, we did split one at a restaurant years ago.
We were at a restaurant with friends, and they ordered stuffed Jalapeno as appetizers.
Typically we don’t do appetizers while we wait for a meal because we are talking.
The price for six jalapeno poppers filled with cheese and bacon bits was $12.99.
Although I would like to support restaurants, we rarely, if ever, go any more.
It’s fun to create different snacks, meals and desserts at home for a fraction of the cost.
How To Clean a Jalapeno Peppers
The jalapeno peppers that we bought were made in Mexico and imported to Canada.
If you are a heat lover, you’ll wash the pepper and eat it, but not the tip and stem.
However, for this keto jalapenos recipe, we want to cut through the tip and stem.
Having the stem and tip in place brings out the beauty of plating these as an appetizer.
It’s super easy to reduce the heat content in a jalapeno by removing the ribs and seeds.
Cut through the jalapeno lengthwise, going straight through the tip and stem.
Using gloves and a spoon or knife, remove the ribs and seeds from inside the jalapeno.
If you decide not to use gloves, remember to wash your hands thoroughly.
You’ll still feel a hint of heat on your tongue, but you forget about it once your mouth comprehends the filling.
I read that if you sit the cleaned jalapenos in milk for 20 minutes, you’ll be left with little to no heat.
Honestly, the bit of heat really makes these Keto Jalapeno Poppers so amazing, mixed with the filling.
Cheesy Topping Options
You can stuff jalapeno poppers with just about anything; however, we kept the recipe simple.
Technically, you could freeze jalapeno poppers, so you have appetizers on hand, especially during the holidays.
The topping we used was 3/4 cup shredded old cheddar and the same mozzarella.
You can keep the topping simple or add different cheeses if you’d like.
Try this recipe and let us know what you think or would change about it.
Below are the ingredients used to make the jalapeno popper filling.
Filling For Six Jalapenos (12 halves)
- 400 grams Crispy Fried Bacon chopped into small pieces
- 8 oz full-fat cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon of pink salt and fresh cracked pepper
- Homemade keto taco seasoning or two teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon creamy Horseradish (Mrs. CBB’s secret ingredient)
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- Franks Red Hot Sauce (you can use any hot sauce in your refrigerator or none at all)
Please don’t panic and think this is too much filling because it’s the perfect amount.
You want to stuff those peppers to the top with a mound of cheese on each.
Don’t get skimpy on the filling and toppings as the cheese will melt, turning golden brown under the broiler.
Variations Of Jalapeno Poppers
This is not the one and only Jalapeno Poppers recipe, but trust me, it’s amazing.
Cream Cheese is a must in this recipe, but you can use any type.
We used Philadelphia cream cheese for our jalapeno poppers the first time.
This time around, we picked up Boursin garlic and herb cream cheese at Costco Canada on sale.
Here are a few more ideas for your Poppers.
- Wrap the Jalapeno with raw bacon before baking or putting them in the air fryer or the BBQ grill.
- Stuffed Jalapeno poppers grilled cheese (This one sounds amazing)
- Sausage stuffed Jalapeno poppers
- Beef stuffed Jalapeno poppers
- Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno poppers
The way I look at Jalapeno poppers is there is a classic way, and then there is your way.
Just as you would make a pizza with your favourite toppings, you can do the same with jalapenos.
If you go that route, ensure that whatever you stuff the poppers with is cut small.
How To Make Keto Jalapeno Poppers
Please Note: I do not add nutritional values because I’m not a Dietician. Run the calculations with the products you use to make this recipe accurate for your keto lifestyle.
If you tried and liked this recipe, please PIN it, Leave a comment or share it on Social Media.
P.S Don’t forget to subscribe to CBB as we have a fantastic fan base.