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Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Jalapeños

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 24 apps  |  Calories: 819
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Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Jalapeños
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
24 apps

Here’s a comforting thought from Tiffany Derry. Bacon covered in melted Sargento® Shredded Double Cheddar Cheese & Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese, all stuffed inside a breaded Jalapeno. Comforting indeed.

  • 24 fresh jalapeños
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Double Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups plain fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  1. Wear gloves to protect fingers! Make cut under half of stem lengthwise on one side of peppers forming a "T." Pry open; remove seeds using tip of a paring knife and kitchen shears.
  2. Stir together bacon, cheeses, hot sauce, pepper and 1 tsp. salt.
  3. Fill jalapeños with cheese mixture, pressing seams closed after filling, so that cheese is compacted and chili retains its shape.
  4. Lightly beat eggs in a small shallow bowl. Stir together breadcrumbs, oregano and 1 tsp. salt in another shallow bowl.
  5. Dip jalapeños in egg, letting excess drip off, then coat with breadcrumbs, transferring to a work surface. Repeat coating with egg and crumbs to form a second layer.
  6. Heat 2 inches of oil to 325°F in a medium saucepan. Fry 4 jalapeños until golden brown all over, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to several layers of paper towels to drain. Repeat twice, heating oil to 325°F between each batch.

Serving Size 24 apps

Calories 819

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 83.60g 129%
Sat. Fat 15.30g 62%
Mono Unsat. Fat 17.60g
Poly Unsat. Fat 43.00g
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1208mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 42RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 136mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%