Jalapeno Poppers Cheesy Bacon (Keto)

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.

She also created the ingredient list for these keto jalapeno poppers.

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.

Marriage is all about sharing, caring for, and splitting food.

Let me show you how these jalapeno poppers are made.

Stuffed Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers (keto)
Stuffed Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers (keto)

Mexican Jalapeno Poppers

Homemade Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with cream cheese filling, bacon and more cheese. Keto friendly.
Homemade Jalapeno Stuffed Poppers

This was the first or second time we bought jalapenos, but we’d never stuffed jalapenos before.

Some of you might not have jalapenos available, but get creative and use a different pepper.

We buy our green jalapenos from Zehrs or Food Basics for 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 use them for.

I knew what she would do with them because she had mentioned jalapeno poppers earlier.

Although we’ve never made them, we 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 anymore.

It’s fun to create different snacks, meals, and desserts at home for a fraction of the cost.

How To Clean a Jalapeno Peppers

Raw Jalapeno Poppers A Product of Mexico
Raw Jalapeno Poppers A Product of Mexico

The jalapeno peppers 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, we want to cut through the tip and stem for this keto jalapenos recipe.

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.

Remove the ribs and seeds inside the jalapeno using gloves and a spoon or knife.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly if you decide not to use gloves.

You’ll still feel a hint of heat on your tongue, but you forget 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 makes these Keto Jalapeno Poppers so amazing, mixed with the filling.


Cheesy Topping Options

Jalapenos stuffed Bacon
Homemade Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with cream cheese filling, bacon and more cheese. Keto friendly.

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.

We used 3/4 cup shredded old cheddar and the same mozzarella topping.

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.

Below are the ingredients used to make the jalapeno popper filling.

Filling For Six Jalapenos (12 halves)

How To Make Jalapeno Poppers Keto friendly? They already are.
How To Make Keto Jalapeno Poppers
  • 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

Cheesy baked then broiled jalapeño poppers in the oven until golden brown.
Baked then Broiled Jalapeno Poppers In The Oven Until Golden Brown

This is not the only Jalapeno Poppers recipe; 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 for the first time.

This time, we picked up Boursin garlic and herb cream cheese at Costco Canada on sale.

Related: The Ultimate Costco Canada Keto Products (with photos)

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 favorite 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

A bite of keto cheesy bacon Jalapeno poppers
These Jalapeno Poppers Are So Cheesy and Delicious

Please Note: I do not add nutritional values because I’m not a Dietician.

Run the calculations with your products to make this recipe accurate for your keto lifestyle.

Yield: 12

How To Make Keto Jalapeño Poppers

Keto Stuffed Jalapeno poppers

These Jalapeno bacon cheese stuffed peppers are the perfect appetizers for Christmas and other holidays.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 400 grams Crispy Fried Bacon chopped into small pieces
  • 8 oz full-fat softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pink salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Homemade keto taco seasoning or use from a packet without sugar.
  • 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)


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

How To Clean Raw Jalapenos

Take 6 raw jalapeno peppers and wash them

Cut each pepper in half right through the rib and stem

Using a knife or spoon, remove the seeds from each of the 12 halves

Wash the seeded peppers again to remove any you missed

Let them dry on some kitchen towel while you make the filling.

Make The Jalapeno Filling

Add the cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl and mix well until combined, around a minute or two.

Add all other ingredients in the filling list to the bowl and gently fold them into the cream cheese mixture.

Using one hand, hold a jalapeno and fill it with the filling right to the top.

Do this for all twelve of the pepper halves.

If you have extra filling, pile it on top of a few as it won't matter

In a baking pan or sheet lined with parchment paper, set all twelve of the filled halves

Top each stuffed jalapeno pepper with the shredded old cheddar and mozzarella.

Bake for 10-15 minutes and broil until the top is golden

Baking times may differ based on your oven, so be diligent in checking them.

Remove from the oven and serve hot as they taste amazing this way.

Warn your guests that they are hot from the oven.



You can halve this recipe.

The extra 5 minutes is to broil the peppers for a lightly crisp topping.

Freeze the jalapeno peppers for up to 3 months

Perfect appetizers for the holidays.

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