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"Delicious and Easy Keto Jalapeño Poppers Recipe: A Spicy Low-Carb Treat"

Keto Jalapeño Poppers are a perfect appetizer for those on a ketogenic diet, providing a spicy kick filled with creamy, cheesy goodness, all while keeping the carb count low. Here's a simple method to prepare these tasty treats and some tips to ensure they turn out great.



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  • Dish name: Keto Jalapeño Poppers

  • Cuisine: American/Mexican-inspired

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

  • Yield: 12 poppers


Ingredients:


  • 6 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeds removed

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions or cilantro

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin (optional)

  • 12 slices of bacon, cut in half


Instructions:


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions or cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin if using, until well-combined.

  3. Fill each jalapeño half with the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño half with a half slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick if necessary.

  5. Place the bacon-wrapped jalapeños on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the peppers are tender.

  7. Allow the poppers to cool slightly before serving, as the filling will be hot.


Tips and Tricks:


  • Picking Peppers: Choose jalapeños that are firm and free from soft spots. Consistent size helps them cook evenly.

  • Protect Your Hands: Wear gloves while handling jalapeños to prevent capsaicin burns.

  • Avoid Overstuffing: Overfilling the jalapeños can cause the filling to bubble out when melting.

  • Bacon Wrap: Stretch the bacon slightly while wrapping to ensure it covers the entire jalapeño half and stays snug during cooking.

  • Cooking Time: Watch the bacon closely towards the end of cooking time to ensure it doesn't burn.

  • Broiling Option: For extra crispiness, broil the poppers for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.

  • Cooling Period: Let them sit for a few minutes after removing from the oven, as the cheese can be very hot and may cause burns.

  • Make Ahead: You can prepare the jalapeño poppers ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake.

  • Dipping Sauces: Serve with keto-friendly ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

  • Variations: For variety, try adding some crumbled sausage or a small, sliced shrimp in the cheese mixture before wrapping with bacon.

  • Leftovers: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven for a quick snack.





With these tips and the straightforward recipe, you're ready to make Keto Jalapeño Poppers that will turn out wonderfully crisp and packed with flavor. They're sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a tasty treat for yourself!

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Mohamed Njounkou
Jun 29

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