Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trips with Bacon (-Wrapped Cajun Jalapeños)

So, I saw this video online the other day, and it reminded me of That 70's Show, with it's funny/trippy backgrounds and transitions, and wouldn't you know, That 70's Show doesn't fail to provide good Bacon Entertainment!  Check out That 70's Bacon.

So, I bought some Cajun seasoning for Mardi Gras, and I was wondering what else I could use the spice in, and I found this TREASURE.  These peppers are so addictive, that you most certainly have to make a double or quadruple batch.  I don't actually think my husband got to try many, as I couldn't stop at 2.  The Jalapeños are not that spicy after they have been baked, as the seeds and membranes have been removed.  The flavor is out of this world!

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapeño Peppers

  • 8 large Jalapeños peppers
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
  •  1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 8 thick-sliced bacon strips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut bacon strips in half width wise.  In a skillet cook bacon until partially cooked.  Drain on a paper towel.

Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise; remove the seeds and center membranes.  In a smaller bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Cajun seasoning.  Stuff the peppers with about 1 to 1 and a 1/2 tsps into each pepper half.  Wrap the bacon piece around each pepper; secure with a toothpick.

Place peppers on wire rack in a shallow baking pan.  Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crisp.  Discard toothpicks. Serve immediately.


  1. OMG! Bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese? I am going to make these tomorrow. Wish I could use football as an excuse. Wonder if there's a Sabres game? Can't wait!

    1. Make lots! They are so incredibly good!!! Hockey, yes! Perfect excuse!